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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED ORCHARD MANAGEMENT AND AUTOMATION FOR DECIDUOUS TREE FRUIT PRODUCTION

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection

Title: Review of the biology, ecology, and management of Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in China, Japan and Korea

Authors
item Lee, Doo-Hyung
item Short, Brent
item Joseph, Shimat -
item Bergh, J -
item Leskey, Tracy

Submitted to: Environmental Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 8, 2013
Publication Date: June 10, 2103
Citation: Lee, D., Short, B.D., Joseph, S.V., Bergh, J.C., Leskey, T.C. 2103. Review of the biology, ecology, and management of Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in China, Japan and Korea. Environmental Entomology. 42(4):627-641.

Interpretive Summary: The invasive pest, brown marmorated stink bug such as H. halys, causes serious agricultural and nuisance problems in the United States, especially in the mid-Atlantic region. In its native range, Asia, H. halys is described as an occasional or outbreak pest of a number of important crops including tree fruit such as apple, pear, and persimmon as well as soybeans. This species is considered a nuisance pest as well, particularly in Japan. Basic and applied questions on H. halys have been addressed in China, Japan, and Korea since the mid-1900s, and the research outcomes have been published in more than 200 articles. This review article summarizes information on the biology, ecology, and management of H. halys in Asia with emphasis on application of biological information toward development and enhancement of monitoring and control programs. This information from the native range of H. halys provides greater context and understanding of its biology, ecology, and management in North America.

Technical Abstract: Native to China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), was accidently introduced into the United States in the mid-1990s. Since establishing in the United States, this invasive species has caused significant economic losses in agriculture and created major nuisance problems for home and business owners, especially in the mid-Atlantic region. Basic and applied questions on H. halys have been addressed in its native range in Asia since the mid-1900s and the research outcomes have been published in at least 217 articles from China, Japan, and Korea. In Asia, H. halys is described as an occasional or outbreak pest of a number of crops including tree fruit such as apple, pear, and persimmon as well as soybeans. This species is considered a nuisance pest as well, particularly in Japan. This review summarizes 101 articles primarily translated from Chinese, Japanese and Korean, although a few were available in English. The content of this review focuses on the biology, ecology, and management of H. halys in Asia with specific emphasis on life history, host range, damage and economic importance, sampling and monitoring tools, and control programs. This information from the native range of H. halys provides greater context and understanding of its biology, ecology, and management in North America.

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