NEWS
This Bug Really Stinks
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri May 1, 2015 04:52 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Farmers are being asked to keep eyes peeled and collection bottles at the ready this summer. The brown marmorated stink bug is continuing to expand its geographic range. Entomologists need specimens to study and document the spread of this pest that can be both a nuisance and an agricultural threat.

The latest confirmation of infiltration comes from Missouri -- the 42nd state to officially report finding brown marmorated stink bug. First found in eastern Pennsylvania in 1998, the insect is native to Asia.

The prehistoric-looking critter is large compared to other stink bugs (about one-half inch ...

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