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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) - Alert

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) - Alert

Posted by on 8 November 2017

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is one of the biggest threats facing New Zealand's horticulture sector....

This insect is NOT present in New Zealand but the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like to know if you have seen it here.  

Report any suspect finds to MPI on 0800 80 9966.  If possible photograph and/or collect samples. Catch it and call MPI.

BMSB2

BODY LENGTH: About 12 mm. COLOUR: Marbled brownish black with metallic lustre; legs dark with broad pale middle band, not hairy; antennae with broad pale band across tip of segment 4 and base of segment 5. THORAX: Sides with spines. SHAPE: Broad, somewhat square undefined.

What is it?

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an agricultural pest found in Asia, notably China, Japan and Korea; it has aggressively invaded the US and could successfully establish in New Zealand.

For more information please click on this fact sheet.

What can you do?

Report any suspect finds to MPI on 0800 80 9966.  If possible photograph and/or collect samples. Catch it and call MPI.

 

GIA Stink Bug Agreement Signed

Click on this link for the Stink Bug Media Release