Tuesday, 28 October 2003

This presentation is part of : Display Presentations, Section Cd. Behavior and Ecology

Halyomorpha halys, (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), new nuisance pest and future agricultural problem?

Gary Bernon1, Karen M. Bernhard2, E. Richard Hoebeke3, and Maureen E. Carter3. (1) USDA, APHIS, Pest Survey, Detection, & Exclusion Laboratory, Building 1398, Otis ANGB, Buzzards Bay, MA, (2) Lehigh County Agricultural Center, Cooperative Extension, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, PA, (3) Cornell University, Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Ithaca, NY

Halyomorpha halys, (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), is a pest of fruit trees and soybeans in Asia, and was discovered in Allentown, PA in 2001. A delimiting survey determined that it is now found in at least five counties in southeastern PA, and two counties in northeastern NJ. In PA, populations were polyphagous, found on over thirty host plants, but now limited to mostly landscaped areas. Adults are a major nuisance pest, entering homes when seeking overwintering sites in September and October. In 2003, soybeans, apples and peaches were monitored within the infested area. Adults are strong fliers both early and late in the season; the infested area could expand rapidly and H. halys is likely to become a wide-spread nuisance pest.

Species 1: Heteroptera Pentatomidae Halyomorpha halys (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)
Keywords: invasive species

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