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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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  • Shedding New Light on Stink Bug Invasion (Nov 7, 2017)
    USDA. Blog.
    According to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist and research leader Tracy Leskey, laboratory trials show that brown marmorated stink bugs are attracted to blue lights—lights that attract fewer non-target insect species. She also tested a combination of visually attractive blue lights with chemically attractive pheromones. These studies about the effectiveness of both light and pheromone-baited traps will help researchers develop more effective stink bug traps in the future.

  • Stop Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
    Northeastern IPM Center. Stop BMSB.
    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.

Selected Resources

Native To: East Asia (Gariepy et al. 2014)

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 (Gariepy et al. 2014)

Impact: Feeds on a variety of plants, including fruit trees, ornamentals, and some crops (Gariepy et al. 2014)

Current U.S. Distribution:



  • Stop BMSB - Video Series
    Northeastern IPM Center. Stop BMSB.
    "Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug" shows growers and others how to identify BMSB, why this pest is important in agriculture, and what's at stake if we don't stop it. Also includes new videos to address recent developments in monitoring, trapping, management, and biological control.
  • YouTube - Here come the stink bugs...
    Google. YouTube; Smithsonian Institute.

Selected Resources:

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Council or Task Force

Stop the Invasion: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Jul 2017; PDF | 200 KB)
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.
See also: Outreach and Educational Materials - Invasive Species Fact Sheets for more resources


Invasive Species Compendium - Halyomorpha halys
CAB International.

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

Stop Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)
Northeastern IPM Center. Stop BMSB.
See also: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug IPM Working Group

Texas Invasives Database - Halyomorpha halys

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

EPPO Global Database - Halyomorpha halys
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Federal Government

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Environmental Protection Agency.

International Government

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

State Government

Pest Alert - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (May 2011; PDF | 692 KB)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
See also: Plant Industry Pest Alerts for more pests

Insects & Pests - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Pest Alert: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Aug 2013; PDF | 5.92 MB)
Oregon Department of Agriculture.
See also: Pest Alerts for more pests


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

Pest Notes: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics, directed at California's home and landscape audiences.

EDIS - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY346

Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook - Emerging Pest: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - A Threat to Pacific Northwest Agriculture (Mar 2016)
Oregon State University. Extension Service.
See also: Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook

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 | 968 KB)
Utah State University Extension; Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory.
See also: Tree Fruit Insects Fact Sheets for more species

Pest Watch: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Sep 2012)
Washington State University Extension.



Gariepy, T.D., T. Haye, H. Fraser, and J. Zhang. 2014. Occurrence, genetic diversity, and potential pathways of entry of Halyomorpha halys in newly invaded areas of Canada and Switzerland. Journal of Pest Science 87(1):17-28.

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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