The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a pest to a large variety of fruit-bearing trees and plants, leaving circular damaged areas on leaves.
Originally from Asia, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug made its way to North America and has been a pest ever since. Their color makes them effective camouflaged insects. Both the red and black nymphs and adults feed off of the leaves or fruit sources.
Stink Bugs generally derrive their namesakes from the foul-smelling odor that the insect produces when threatened or disturbed, produced by specialized stink glands in both the male and female. There are 5 different stages in the Stink Bug's life cycle, each one offering a different appearance and coloration.
Category: True Bug
Common name: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Scientific Name: Halyomorpha halys
Other Names: Stink Bug
Adult Size (Length): 14mm to 16mm (0.55in to 0.63in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; gray; yellow; red; black
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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