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Insect of the Week (August 21) – Brown marmorated stink bug

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 08:15 AM PDT

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug adult

This week’s Insect of the Week is the brown marmorated stink bug. They get their name from the foul odour they release when threatened. Nymphs and adults prefer field corn and soybean, but infestations have been reported on rape, pea, sunflower and cereals in the USA. They have also been known to attack tree fruits, berries, vegetables and many ornamental trees and shrubs. They are not known to be established in the Prairies, but have been found in the BC Southern Interior, Ontario and Quebec. Feeding causes damage to seeds and seed pods, reducing yield.