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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bug feeding on a red pepper plant.

Other names: Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys

Plants susceptible: Generalists that frequently attack fruit and vegetable crops.

Where did it come from?

Brown marmorated stink bug was introduced from East Asia and was first collected in 1996 in Allentown, PA. It is uncertain how it was introduced, but most think it was brought over accidentally in shipping material.

Why is it invasive?

This insect feeds on fruits, ornamental plants, and crops. People who are sensitive to bug’s odor may experience an allergic reaction and it can cause a rash when crushed on the skin.

How do you prevent its spread?

Check your vehicles and any baggage or cargo for insect hitchhikers.


Brown Marmorated Stinkbug in Homes

Brown marmorated stink bug

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Image credit: Lynn Ketchum