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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED ORCHARD MANAGEMENT AND AUTOMATION FOR DECIDUOUS TREE FRUIT PRODUCTION

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory

Title: Pest status of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal) in the USA

Authors
item Leskey, Tracy
item Hamilton, George -
item Nielsen, Anne -
item Polk, Dean -
item Rodrigues-Saona, Cesar -
item Bergh, Christopher -
item Herbert, D -
item Kuhar, Tom -
item Pfeiffer, Douglas -
item Dively, Galen -
item Hooks, R.R. Cerruti -
item Raupp, Michael -
item Shrewsbury, Paula -
item Krawczyk, Greg -
item Shearer, Peter -
item Whalen, Joanne -
item Koplinka-Loehr, Carrie -
item Myers, Elizabeth -
item Inkley, Douglas -
item Hoelmer, Kim
item Lee, Doo Hyung
item Wright, Starker

Submitted to: Outlooks on Pest Management
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 8, 2012
Publication Date: October 13, 2012
Citation: Leskey, T.C., Hamilton, G., Nielsen, A., Polk, D., Rodrigues-Saona, C., Bergh, C., Herbert, D., Kuhar, T., Pfeiffer, D., Dively, G., Hooks, R., Raupp, M., Shrewsbury, P., Krawczyk, G., Shearer, P., Whalen, J., Koplinka-Loehr, C., Myers, E., Inkley, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Lee, D., Wright, S.E. 2012. Pest status of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal) in the USA. Outlooks on Pest Management. 23:218-226.

Interpretive Summary: The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive species from Asia that has become a serious agricultural and nuisance pest in the United States. It has been officially detected in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Adults and nymphs attack many important crops including apples, peaches, sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes and row crops such as field corn and soybeans. Severe crop losses have been reported in the mid-Atlantic region, particularly in 2010. Researchers are collaborating to develop management solutions that will complement current sustainable pest management programs. This article summarizes the current pest status and strategies being developed to manage BMSB in the USA.

Technical Abstract: Since its initial discovery in Allentown, PA, USA, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), has now officially been detected in 37 states and the District of Columbia in the USA. Isolated populations also exist in Switzerland and Canada. This Asian species quickly became a major nuisance pest in the mid-Atlantic region, USA, due to its overwintering behavior of entering structures. BMSB has an extremely wide host range in both its native home and invaded countries where it feeds on numerous tree fruits, vegetables, field crops, ornamental plants, and native vegetation. In 2010, populations exploded causing severe crop losses to apples, peaches, sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes and row crops such as field corn and soybeans in several mid-Atlantic states. Damaging populations were detected in vineyards, small fruit and ornamentals. Researchers are collaborating to develop management solutions that will complement current integrated pest management programs. This article summarizes the current pest status and strategies being developed to manage BMSB in the USA.

Last Modified: 12/18/2014