23 Jul 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
3.0 mm head-abdomen.
Found on Parthenocissus quinquefolia.
Crawling on my face as I was trying to sleep... Not too fun to wake up to! :-/
"Seen on a bearded lily plant in the NHM Nature Gardens."
- Richard Hayden
Observation and photo by Richard Hayden.
Halyomorpha halys, also known as the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), or simply the stink bug, is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, and it is native to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. It was accidentally introduced into the United States, with the first specimen being collected in September 1998. The brown marmorated stink bug is considered to be an agricultural pest, and by 2010-11 had become a season-long pest in U.S. orchards.