Stink Bug Bulletin

News from our project team

July 8, 2019
Samurai Wasp, Trissolcus japonicus, Detected in Utah

Two BMSB egg masses were found on northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) leaves in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 17, 2019. Both egg masses were found on separate trees approximately 9 meters apart in a managed urban landscape amid residential homes. The wasps were identified by Utah State University researchers.

June 19, 2018
BMSB Management Survey for Commercial Producers

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

October 10, 2017
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation

Officials from New Zealand requested, in April, about twenty odd dead insect specimens preserved in bottles of hand sanitizer.

February 27, 2017
National March Madness Citizen Science Project to Find the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Representative elementary schools across the United States are receiving an invitation to participate in the March Madness Citizen Science Project to “Find Stinky the BMSB” – a new project to map the location and population density of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

July 21, 2016
Scientists Gather, Share Updates on Spread of Stink Bugs

About thirty scientists gathered recently in New Brunswick, New Jersey and discussed the persistent, steady spread of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

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.

September 29, 2014
From Asia: Sustainable Insights into Stink Bugs

A collection of articles originally published in Asia yields a bounty of insights into the brown marmorated stink bug.

July 16, 2013
Scientists Publish on Stink Bug's Favorite Plants, Damage

Researchers unveil a list of 170 plants that the brown marmorated stink bug attacks, and web videos show how to monitor for infestations.

May 14, 2013
Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes

Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.

March 5, 2013
Stink Bug Detectives

You may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and even bed-bug-sniffing dogs. But, have you ever heard of stink-bug-sniffing dogs?