Definition of a friend?

The definition of Friend: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.

-OR- the enemy of my enemy is my friend.  

In this case, the Spotted Lantern fly If you’re in PA, NJ or NY, you going a bit crazy. Originally from China, these bad asses first appeared near Philly in Berk County in 2014…they spread when people move agricultural stuff like wood and machinery that may have their egg sacs attached.

Our friend?  The eupelmidae Wasp known as Anastatus Orientalis.  One of the few known natural enemies of the lantern fly; it’s parasitic to the fly’s eggs.  Buy that Wasp a beer please.

Lantern flies

Published by Carekid

random thoughts of all the fun, the pain and the problems of "caring more"

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