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Subject: Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in Oregon
Date posted: January 07, 2005
Source: Oregon Department of Agriculture

Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug, was found while trapping for insects in northwest Oregon, making this the first find west of the Mississippi River.  Currently, only one specimen has been identified as H. halys, a bug that is a potential agricultural and household pest.  Common to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea, the first U.S. detection of the stink bug occurred in Pennsylvania of 2001.  Since the original find in Pennsylvania, the insect has spread to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, West Virginia and now Oregon.  At this point it is unknown whether the stink bug is truly established in Oregon or if it was an isolated trapping event. 

For the whole story, visit the following ODA website:
http://egov.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/docs/pdf/ippm_halyomorpha.pdf

Previous PAS news story:
http://www.pestalert.org/pestnewsdetails.cfm?newsID=291&keyword=Halyomorpha