Brown marmorated stink bug

Another pest to identify and control.

The brown marmorated stink bug has arrived in the UK, threatening fruit and vegetable crops during summer and heading inside people’s homes during winter.

If you find a brown marmorated stink bug, the scientists request that it is photographed and the image be emailed to Max or NIAB EMR  for confirmation.

Native to China, Japan and Korea, brown marmorated stink bugs are fast-breeding insects that come in various shades of brown and grow up to 1.7 centimetres. They get their name from the foul smell they exude when they feel threatened.