First Record of the Invasive Pest, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in McDonough County, and its Current Distribution in Illinois

Beth Scheihing, Kelly Ann Estes, Kenneth W McCravy

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Abstract

A new record of the invasive stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), is reported for McDonough County, in west-central Illinois. BMSB is known to cause severe damage to commodities in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Adults seek homes as overwintering sites and are a nuisance. Currently there are limited options to control BMSB and monitoring their presence and range extension can contribute to the development of pest management strategies. This represents one of the western-most records of this insect in Illinois. The current distribution and potential economic and ecological impacts of BMSB are discussed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25--27
JournalTransactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science
Volume109
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • INHS

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