White Paper- Levixvice

Working Hypothesis: Spotted lanternflies must be captured away from any orchard and returned to their source, as well as monitoring any lanternflies in the vicinity of the orchard and ship trades. 


Analysis of Anemotactic Flight Tendencies of the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) during the 2017 Mass Dispersal Flights in Pennsylvania | SpringerLink (rowan.edu)

Adult Lanternflies use upwinds to fly up to 40 meters and have attempted to land on fruit tree orchards using their frontal wingspan and with just enough wind speed from the triangle of velocities. This is how they use short flights to conserve small amounts of energy before their angled flight to the tree’s nutrients without exhausting themselves. Such behavior to anticipate their direction without falling towards the ground, which most Lanternflies have attempted and failed to do.

Worldwide Feeding Host Plants of Spotted Lanternfly, With Significant Additions From North America

The Spotted Lanternfly migrated into the United States in 2014 due to the shipment of fire wood and have since populated and expanded into newer regions of the U.S. as well as occupying new feeding plant hosts; such as the tree of heaven and swingle. Records of their life stage and eating habits are used to identify the presence of the spotted lanternfly in the area. 

Evaluation of insecticides for control of the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae), a new pest of fruit in the Northeastern U.S.

Insecticides applied to the Spotted Lanternfly’s favorite foods, such as grapes and tree fruit, should be effective in eliminating future generations and managing their population from eating fruit from U.S. farms. Spraying insecticides would suffice until new ideas for combating this invasive pest were developed.

Developing Traps for the Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae)

Creating sticky traps for these pest could reduce the population of the Spotted Lanternfly by using the tree trunks that the pest would use to lay eggs for the next generation and learning how many Spotted Lanternflies have been detected with sticky trapping techniques or luring the pest by using the preferred tree they loved the most.

Relating antennal sensilla diversity and possible species behaviour in the planthopper pest Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae)

To learn more about the Spotted Lanternflies’ behavioral habits and whereabouts in America, learn about their anatomy functions that can be used against them by their sense of the antennas and responses to the environment. 

Small paper topic

  1. The anatomy of the Spotted Lanternfly
  2. Protection for the fruit trees, grape vines, and the plant trees from the Spotted Lanternflies
  3. Capturing or eliminating the Spotted Lanternflies for good.
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2 Responses to White Paper- Levixvice

  1. davidbdale says:

    This isn’t a White Paper yet, Levix.

    Please read the assignment carefully, AND/OR examine the work of any of your classmates to see what comprises a White Paper. It requires your Hypothesis, five named sources and Purposeful Summaries, and a section called “Current State of the Paper” at a minimum.

    I appreciate this introduction to lanternflies, but it’s either a compilation of everything you’ve read about them, or it’s a summary of a summary from a single source. I have no way to know.

    I’ll need you to respond so I know you respect the feedback process. Thanks!


  2. davidbdale says:

    You made the post better by adding your Hypothesis and Topics for smaller papers, Levix. If this is up to date, it probably needs another source or two. The White Paper, though, is mostly for your own use, not mine, so don’t waste time on it that you could use improving your short argument rewrites.

    When it’s time for your Annotated Bibliography, you’ll export the sources and summaries you’ve gathered here and include a short “How I Used It” explanation to describe the purpose each source served for your paper. You could begin writing those at any time. The more progress you make on that little job, the less you’ll have to do when the Bibliography assignment is given.


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