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Subject: Asian stink bug infestation in Pennsylvania
Publicada: October 17, 2001
Source: Associated Press
The first infestation of the Asian stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, in the US has been detected in Allentown, Pa. This stink bug is native to China, Japan and South Korea. At the present time, researchers do not know how it got to Pennsylvania, but suspect introduction with shipping containers. The insects are creeping into homes, seeking protection from cold temperatures. It is not known to what degree they may be harmful to crops in this area.