By CBS3 Staff


CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — A pest than can destroy trees and crops is now in Camden County. It’s called the Spotted Lanternfly.

Credit: Penn State

If you see one, Camden County authorities want to know about it so they can try and contain the insect.

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Spotted Lanternflies, which originated in Asia, are not known to bite, sting or attack people, pets or livestock.

Health officials say the pests are a threat to agriculture, including many fruits and crops.