Adapted from an ISU Extension news release, February 24, 20011.
The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU-PIDC for diagnosis. This is the first confirmation of this pest in Iowa. It is not known if this find indicates an established population or an isolated individual as BMSB travels readily in shipping containers and with people.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Note white bands on antennae and alternating bands on upper edge of abdomen. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Underside is light colored.
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