Steven B. Jacobs
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: A New Invasive Insect
Urban Entomologist Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
The brown marmorated stink bug has only been in the United States for a short time but it's been showing up as an uninvited guest in many states. First discovered in Pennsylvania in 1998, this insect that was once considered just a "nuisance" is now causing damage to agricultural crops and orchards throughout the Mid-Atlantic. It has also adversely impacted ornamental plants and trees as it makes its way into our area.
• Review the stink bug's biology and the progress of current research
• Evaluate recommended management strategies and potential challenges
• Understand how web statistics can help predict when the bug will become active