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June 19, 2018 BMSB Management Survey for Commercial Producers

Participate in a nation-wide survey to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) on agriculture.

June 5, 2018 Scientific Publications

New articles published by our team of scientists and extension specialists in 2018.

May 29, 2018 BMSB Damage Gallery

View our photo gallery of BMSB damage in apples, pears, cherries, corn, tomatoes, and more.

May 29, 2018 Host Plants

Entomologists have been observing which plants BMSB typically uses for food and reproduction in its new environment.

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.


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