Parastic Wasp Could Fight Lanternfly Invasion The spotted lanternfly is eating its way through trees and crops in eastern Pennsylvania. NPR science correspondent Dan Charles explains how scientists hope to stop the spread of this invasive pest by importing a natural enemy from its home in China. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion

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Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion

Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion

Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion

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An adult spotted lanternfly searches for tasty grapevines at Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery, near Allentown, Pa. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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An adult spotted lanternfly searches for tasty grapevines at Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery, near Allentown, Pa.

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The spotted lanternfly is eating its way through trees and crops in eastern Pennsylvania. NPR science correspondent Dan Charles explains how scientists hope to stop the spread of this invasive pest by importing a natural enemy from its home in China. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

Dan's original NPR report on the spotted lanternfly is here.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Dan Charles and edited by Viet Le.