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March 12, 2018 When Twenty-Six Thousand Stinkbugs Invade Your Home

These uniquely versatile bugs are decimating crops and infiltrating houses all across the country. Will we ever be able to get rid of them? Source: The New Yorker, Mar. 12, 2018.

March 8, 2018 Samurai Wasp

A key natural enemy of brown marmorated stink bug is the egg parasitoid Trissolcus japonicus, also known as the “samurai wasp”. These stingerless warriors search for and destroy 60–90% of BMSB eggs in Asia.

March 7, 2018 A Look at Just How Invasive the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Is

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Kathryn Schulz, who writes about the brown marmorated stink bug in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Source: NPR All Things Considered, Mar. 7, 2018.

March 6, 2018 Origins of BMSB

Learn about the pest’s biological roots in Asia, its reach throughout North America, and our team’s work to identify, monitor, and manage the risks.

February 20, 2018 Stink Bugs on Ships Disrupt Japan's Car Exports

A pesky insect known as the “stink bug” is preventing thousands of Japanese cars from being delivered to New Zealand. Source: CNN Money, Feb. 20, 2018.

February 8, 2018 Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, January 2018

Download presentations from the BMSB Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, held January 9, 2018.

February 1, 2018 IPM Crop Perimeter Restructuring

The implementation of IPM Crop Perimeter Restructuring (IPM-CPR) for the management of key tree fruit pests may be less costly, more sustainable, enhance biological control, and be just as effective as current standard management methods.

January 22, 2018 Annual Reports

The 2017 annual report for the project “Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Specialty Crops” is available for download.


The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and nut crops in North America. With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, our team of more than 50 researchers is uncovering the pest’s secrets to find management solutions that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug


USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative