Assessing the potential risk of minor, sporadic early-season pests is challenging. A new collection of profiles in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management aims to help growers and IPM professionals make more-informed decisions about whether methods such as preventative insecticide seed treatments are warranted.
A newly described species of stink bug is named in honor of distinguished entomologist and stink-bug expert Jay McPherson, Ph.D., whose advice to an early-career entomologist led to the specimen being deemed its own species rather than a subspecies.
Two Chilean species of stink bugs were named after Drogon and Viserion, dragons of the TV series "Game of Thrones
By Josh Lancette Ever wondered what a harlequin bug’s favorite color is? Some researchers from Virginia Tech and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service now have an answer. To help improve trapping […]
Farmers in the midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they have a new free resource for […]
By Richard Levine Many things can affect the size and range of insect populations, including the climate, the availability of food sources, and the absence or presence of predators. But […]
Female stink bugs lay eggs that are sometimes dark and sometimes light, depending on the amount of light on the surface of the egg-laying area. The newly discovered adaptation may […]
By Kevin Fitzgerald Since its discovery in Pennsylvania in 1998, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), an invasive species native to eastern Asia, has swept into most U.S. states, […]
By Chris Patrick Imagine combating stink bugs with … stink bugs. Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), is a notorious, non-native agricultural pest — an indiscriminate destroyer of […]
Dr. Patricia Glynn Tillman, an entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Tifton, Georgia, has found a green alternative for controlling various stink bugs that attack crops, which may […]
Last year at Entomology 2013, the 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave a presentation called “Exploring Overwintering Ecology of […]
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, […]
Many people think of stink bugs as pests, especially as the brown marmorated stink bugs spreads throughout the U.S. However, certain stink bugs are beneficial, such as Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas), […]
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive insect from Asia, was first collected in the U.S. in Allentown, PA in 1998. Since then it has spread to more than […]
These invasive stinkers may actually help feed some native insects by wounding plants, which then leak sap that wasps and ants can feed on.