An invasive bug that feasts on grapes has been found in the Finger Lakes

09.12.18 | Bill Price

Environmental officials have confirmed the discovery of the spotted lanternfly.

The recent discovery of the adult insect near Keuka Lake in Penn Yan in Yates County marks the first time the feared pest has been detected in New York state.

The insects lay their eggs on wood, cars and trucks, outdoor furniture , and other moveable objects.

Quarantines have been used in Pennsylvania to slow their spread.