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Invasive insect reappears, posing risk for Connecticut crops

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An invasive insect has reappeared in parts of Connecticut, and experts are worried it could spell danger for some of the state's crops and trees. The spotted lanternfly has been seen in Greenwich this fall. It has been seen previously in other parts the state and hasn't caused major damage so far. The brightly colored insects first arrived from Asia in 2014 and can be particularly harmful to apples and grapes. The mid-Atlantic region, and specifically Pennsylvania, is considered a hot spot, and nurseries and homeowners are being asked to carefully inspect shipments from that area. 

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