Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly was first detected in Pennsylvania in September 2014. It feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees, with tree-of-heaven being one of the preferred hosts.

Photo by: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide early detection and response resources for invasive species.

Our goal is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of successful management.

This effort is being led by researchers with the Michigan State University Department of Entomology laboratory for Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services in conjunction with a growing consortium of supporting partners.







Get Our App

The MISIN smartphone app provides a mobile solution for the capture of invasive species field observation data. You can play an important role in the early detection and rapid response to new invasive threats in your area by contributing invasive species observations to the MISIN database.


Register with the MISIN website and start reporting invasive species observations today!

Report Sightings

Report invasive species in your area. Your reports are an important part of successfull control efforts.

Smartphone App

The MISIN app provides a mobile solution for the capture of invasive species field observation data.

MISIN Alerts

Create custom email alerts for new observations in your area of interest.

Species Maps

Browse the distribution of reported invasive species. Search by common name and geography.

Species Information

Browse species information fact sheets containing photos and information.

Training Modules

Try one of our 50 different MISIN E-Learning Species Identification Training Modules.

maps OnDemand

Generate real-time species maps for selected states or the entire Midwest region. Delivered right to your inbox.

Eyes on the Forest

The Eyes on the Forest sentinel tree network monitors Michigan’s forest resources and helps us protect against potential invasive threats.

CLMP Plant Watch

The Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch, part of the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) is a program designed to prevent and control aquatic invasive species.

Duluth Invaders

Duluth Invaders is a service initiative organized by the City of Duluth, MN to mobilize citizen volunteers to assist in controlling and removing terrestrial invasive plants, as well as restore the lands damaged by them.