Figure 9. Spotted lanternfly alongside insects commonly mistaken for it in North Carolina.
spotted lanternfly next to 3 similarly colored moths

E. Swackhamer, Penn State University (top, side view); L. Barringer, Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture (SLF wings spread); E. McGriff, Univ. of Georgia (ornate bella moth); M. Dreiling (tiger moth), D. Cappaert (Ailanthus webworm moth),