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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bug - Invasive.orgScientific name: Halyomorpha halys Stål (ITIS)

Common name: Brown marmorated stink bug

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  • Stop BMSB
    Stop Brown Mamorated Stink Bug.
    This initiative includes more than 50 researchers from 10 institutions across the U.S. working together on this project team. The team of researchers has mobilized to form a defense against the invasive pest brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). The project team is working to find management solutions for growers, seeking strategies that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

  • Researchers Discover the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug's Winter Hideout (Jul 26, 2012)
    Northeastern IPM Center.
    Researchers believe they have identified where brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) gathers in natural landscapes during winter, and their findings could help farmers manage this invasive insect.

Selected Resources

Native To: Asia (Gill et al. 2011)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First confirmed in 2001 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but specimens were collected as early as 1996 (Khrimian et al. 2008)

Means of Introduction: Possibly arrived in shipping material (Gill et al. 2011)

Impact: Feeds on a variety of plants, including fruit trees, ornamentals, and some crops (Gill et al. 2011)

Current U.S. Distribution:



Selected Resources:

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Invasive Species Compendium - Halyomorpha halys
CAB International.

Featured Creatures - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department.

Fact Sheet: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

Regional Pest Alert: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center.

Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center. Stop BMSB.

Texas Invasives Database - Halyomorpha halys

Citrus Pests - Brown marmorated stink bug
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
See also: Citrus Resource


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Environmental Protection Agency.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.


Pest Alert - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (PDF | 791 KB)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Pest Alert: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Aug 2013; PDF | 5.92 MB)
Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Bug Facts
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (Canada).


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Pests in Gardens and Landscapes (Aug 2013)
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys Ståhl (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Jan 2008; PDF | 569 KB)
Ohio State University Extension.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Entomological Notes
Pennsylvania State University. College of Agricultural Sciences. Entomology.

Monitoring for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Rutgers University. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

Utah Pests Fact Sheet - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (May 2011; PDF | 1.00 MB)
Utah State University Extension; Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory.

Pest Watch: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Sep 2012; PDF | 4.55 MB)
Washington State University Extension.


Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
National Wildlife Federation.


Gill, S., S. Klick, and S. Kenney. 2011. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) (PDF | 344 KB) University of Maryland Extension. IPM Garden Center Fact Sheet.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Halyomorpha halys. [Accessed Feb 26, 2015].

Khrimian, A., P.W. Shearer, A. Zhang, G.C. Hamilton, and J.R. Aldrich. 2008. Field trapping of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, with geometric isomers of methyl 2,4,6-decatrienoate. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56(1):197-203.

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