Subject: What type of bug is this ?
Location: Glendale CA
October 14, 2015 6:02 pm
I live in Glendale Ca . I will attach a picture of a bug I have never seen . I was wondering if you can tell me what it is .
Signature: Jack A.
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is one of the more recently introduced, noxious, Invasive Exotic species that has spread across North America at a rapid pace. According to BugGuide: “First collected in 1998 in Allentown, PA, but probably arrived several years earlier.” The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug feeds on hundreds of different species of plants, enabling it to survive just about anywhere it is introduced. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug enters homes to hibernate, and it can easily stow away in suitcases and boxes which means it can be transported from place to place when people travel, which is facilitating its spread. According to the University of California Integrated Pest Management System site: “The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) or BMSB is native to Eastern Asia, mainly China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The first report of this species in the United States occurred in Pennsylvania in 2001, although it is likely to have established as early as 1996. It has been found in at least 40 states, either as reproducing populations or single sightings; and the list of states with official sightings has grown each year. The brown marmorated stink bug was first found in Oregon in 2004 and has spread through many parts of that state and into Washington. In California a reproducing population was first found in Pasadena and San Marino (Los Angeles County) in 2006, and it has since been detected in many other parts of California. In 2013, large reproducing populations were discovered in Sacramento and Yuba City. As BMSB expands its range on the West Coast, it will likely continue to be found first in urban areas.” This is a bad bug at least in is introduced range.