Lanternflies

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Lanternflies

Postby Kenodelph » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:05 am

anyone have any information about whether or not lanternflies are safe to feed beardies? We have quite an issue with the invasive buggers around southeastern Pennsylvania. I am working on non-chemical means to protect the trees in the yard, but they are still around, and i was hoping to find out if they are a viable source of food.
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Re: Lanternflies

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:21 am

I don't think there is enough information about them to know if they are toxic to bearded dragons or not. Because of the lack of info, I would avoid feeding them and treat them as toxic to err on the side of caution. It does look like Milkweed is bad for them, so planting milkweed around your house may help control the lanternflies a bit.
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Re: Lanternflies

Postby Kenodelph » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:39 pm

Cooper, that exactly what I have been doing. I was just curious if anybody had any knowledge on the subject. We have plenty of tomato horn worm to feed as treats, but im hopeful for a silver lining to this invasive species! Thanks!
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