United States Department of Agriculture. USDA Climate Hubs.
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, originally from East Asia, is an invasive pest that is present throughout much of the United States. It is attracted to the outside of houses on warm fall days in search of overwintering sites and can enter houses in large numbers. The brown marmorated stink bug is also a serious economic threat to fruit crops, garden vegetables, and many ornamentals. In a changing climate, agricultural losses from insect pests like BMSB are expected to increase.
USDA ARS scientists are fighting back by developing traps, sequencing the bug’s genome, and testing parasitic wasps as biocontrols. Midwest Climate Hub research fellow, Dr. Erica Kistner-Thomas is contributing to that fight through modeling the potential distribution and abundance of BMSB under future climate scenarios using a bioclimatic niche model. For more on Erica’s work, see: Climate Change Impacts on the Potential Distribution and Abundance of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) With Special Reference to North America and Europe.
Rutgers University. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
Google. YouTube; USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
Council or Task Force
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.
See also: Pest Alerts for more resources
State and Local Government
Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Oregon State University. Extension Service.
Washington State University Extension.
Utah State University Extension; Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory.
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
Pennsylvania State University. College of Agricultural Sciences. Entomology.
- 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.