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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Sightings in North Carolina

Survey Owner: MHCREC Entomology

The purpose of this survey is to track the appearance and movement of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) within North Carolina.

BMSB is an invasive pest that was introduced from Asia to Pennsylvania in 1998. Since then, it has been expanding its range and was spotted in North Carolina in 2010. (Many native stink bugs appear very similar to BMSB. See the BMSB fact sheet for photographs and information.)

Because the BMSB is new to our area, we know very little about its life cycle, its natural hosts, and the timing of its attack on crops. To contribute your information about a possible BMSB sighting, please answer the questions below and, if you are not certain that your specimens are BMSB, either:

1) email a clear, close-up photograph of the insect to, or

2) mail the insect specimen to:

Entomology Dept
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Please note that many times even a quality photograph is not enough for a positive identification, and we may ask you to ship the specimen anyway. Insects may be killed by freezing and shipped in a small container such as a plastic pill bottle.

If you have any questions, please call the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center at (828) 684-3562 or submit them to the email address above.

Thank you!
2. How many insects were observed?
3. In what kind of environment was the insect found? (check all that apply)
6. What time of day was the insect found? (check all that apply)

11. If you cannot send a photograph or specimen, how certain are you that the insects you have are brown marmorated stink bugs?
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Sightings in North Carolina
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