Monday, May 30, 2011

BMSB Working Group Web Site

A great place to find information on the brown marmorated stink bug is the BMSB Working Group Home Page at the Northeastern IPM Center.  Click on the link below to access this site.

http://www.northeastipm.org/index.cfm/working-groups/bmsb-working-group/

BMSB Field Activity Update

We have begun to observe increasing BMSB activity in the field. Adults have been found in commercial orchards in MD and WV.  Mating pairs have been found in mulberry trees as well as a number of other hardwoods.  Eggs and nymphs have been confirmed in Southern MD.  Below is a photo of a BMSB adult feeding on a developing peach.