MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — The invasive, spotted lanternfly in Montgomery County is posing a threat to several of the state's industries.
Authorities explain that the insects feed on grapes and hops – the main ingredients used to make the drinks.
Those crops, along with apples, other fruits, and hardwoods, make up an $18 billion industry in the state.
Officials are taking the threat seriously.
The Montgomery County Penn State Extension set up a hotline to report sightings.
They are also holding public meetings to discuss ways to control the impact on the community.
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