Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Unknown Bug
Location: Los Angeles, California
January 4, 2011 2:21 am
I’ve found about 4 of these across my apartment through the last 2 months and I have no idea what it is.
Signature: Nicely

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Dear Nicely,
We are not terribly excited to learn from your email that the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has made its way to Los Angeles where our offices are held.  It is already quite plentiful in Maryland and surrounding states.  BugGuide indicates that it has been reported from the west coast as well.

3 thoughts on “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug”

  1. I’m in California as well (up north though, in the Bay Area) and I get approached all the time for identification on this one. I see a few of these every month, and I’m not too thrilled about it either.

    • Hi Jessi,
      Yes, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has gotten a foothold in Southern California. It seems our only hope in North America is to find a natural predator from China that will target the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug without negatively impacting native species. We have already posted a newspaper clipping from the Youngstown Vindicator regarding this search.

  2. I’ve been reading about this bug. I’m from Fresno California and stayed in my 5th wheel in Eugene OR in October 2017. Over these months we fist found live bugs. Then dead ones but now today in our RV I killed 2 live ones. 3.2.2018. I am currently in corona California. I only looked this bug up tonight after i found live ones again.


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