The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that is increasingly establishing a presence in Wisconsin.

Native to East Asia, the bug has spread throughout much of the eastern U.S. since the turn of the century. An indoor nuisance, the bug is also an agricultural pest that consumes a variety of crops, particularly fruits. Though it has only been spotted in Wisconsin over the last seven years, entomologists tracking the species suggest that it may become a prominent problem for farmers and gardeners.

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UW-Extension Horticulture: Pest alert: Brown marmorated stink bug

Stop BMSB: Biology, ecology and management of brown marmorated stink bug in specialty crops

UW-Milwaukee Field Station: Bug of the week: Stink bugs revisited (Family Pentatomidae)

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences: Advice from Extension: Brown marmorated stink bug

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station: Monitoring for the brown marmorated stink bug

Michigan State University: Brown marmorated stink bug

Minnesota Department of Agriculture: Brown marmorated stink bug

USDA National Invasive Species Information Center: Brown marmorated stink bug

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Brown marmorated stink bug

Wisconsin Public Radio

Sept. 30, 2015 on “The Larry Meiller Show”: Brown marmorated stink bug is one to look out for this season, entomologist says

Oct: 12, 2015: Asian stink bug has settled in Dane County, say officials

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