These insects may be pretty, but they are not your friend.

According to, the spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China. These cute little bugs may be interesting to watch, but they kill plant life. Believe it or not, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station explains, "If you spot one, squish it and report it!"  

The Beautiful Spotted Lanternfly is a Devil In Disguise...

LOOK: 11 tick-borne illnesses and what to watch out for during your outdoor adventures

Stacker compiled a list of 11 common tick-borne diseases in the U.S. and what symptoms to watch out for, using a variety of medical and government sources. 

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LOOK: 20 of the biggest insects in the world

Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the biggest insects in the world using a variety of news, scientific, and other sources.

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These 50 US Cities are Crawling with Bed Bugs

Every year the pest control gurus at Orkin put together a list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Destinations in the United States. Which areas do you travel to that you should take extra care to watch out for these blood-sucking insects? Let's countdown to the most bed-bug-riddled city in the United States.

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