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Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

This video series 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. Update: We created four new videos to address recent developments in monitoring, trapping, management, and biological control.

March 17, 2015 Asian wasp, enemy of stink bugs, found in the United States

The Asian wasp Trissolcus japonicus has been found in the wild in the United States. The wasp, native to the regions of Asia where the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) originates, is known to attack the eggs of BMSB and possibly other stink bugs.

June 13, 2016 Available Positions

Learn about currently open positions on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug project.

June 9, 2016 Stink Bug Identification Kits Are Available

Learn more about the kits and find out how to request one online.

June 7, 2016 Orchard Crops

This new guidance document for orchard crop growers provides a synopsis of what researchers have learned so far and management recommendations using an integrated approach.

April 21, 2016 Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting, December 2015

New presentations are available for download from the December 2015 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Stakeholder Advisory Panel Meeting.

April 7, 2016 Annual Reports

The 2015 Summary Report for this project is now available for download.

March 28, 2016 Native Predators May Be Having a Larger Impact than Expected on Invasive Stink Bug

Missing egg masses lead researchers to study native predators of the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Entomology Today, March 25, 2016.


The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and ornamental 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