Brown Marmorated Stink Bug(BMSB) Postcard

Key features of BMSB

  • "shield" shaped with piercing mouthparts
  • white bands on dark antennae
  • smooth edge along pronotum or "shoulders"
  • white triangles in pattern along abdomen

Key features of BMSB

Figure 1. Key features of BMSB (Photo credit: David R. Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org)

Pronotum close-up

Figure 2. Pronotum close-up (Photo credit: Duke Eisner, Michigan State University)

Brown marmorated stink bug nymph. Tick-like in appearance and have the same white bans on antennae.

Figure 3. Brown marmorated stink bug nymph. Tick-like in appearance and have the same white bans on antennae. (Photo credit: David R. Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org)

Crops at risk

  • pome fruit
  • tree nuts
  • grapes
  • berry crops
  • asparagus
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  • sweet, seed and field corn
  • soybeans
  • snap and dry beans
  • ornamentals

BMSB look-a-likes

Squash bug adult

Figure 4. Squash bug adult. Bodies are ore elongated. (Photo credit: University of Maryland Extension)

Spinded soldier bug adult

Figure 5. Spined soldier bug adult. Lack white bands on antennae. (Photo credit: Marlin Rice)

Common brown stink bug adult

Figure 6. Common brown stink bug adult. Lack white bands on antennae. (Photo credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University)

Western conifer seed bug

Figure 7. Western conifer seed bug. Bodies are more elongated. (Photo credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University)


If you think you have found BMSB, please contact OMAF's Agricultural Information Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

More information is also available at www.ontario.ca/stinkbug


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca