Brown marmorated stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is originally native to East Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea). In the 1990s, it was introduced from there to other continents via goods transport. In the east of the USA in particular, it has caused devastating crop failures in various crops, especially apples, peaches, tomatoes, soya, pepper and maize, since an explosion in 2010. In Europe, it has been spreading steadily since it was first found in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in 2004. Its presence was first detected in South Tyrol in 2016.

A variety of plants can serve the brown marmorated stink bug as food, but also as a reproduction site: Over 200 host plants are known worldwide. The brown marmorated stink bug is a serious pest of important crops such as stone fruit, pome fruit and soft fruit, as well as vegetables, maize and soya.

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