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The brown marmorated stink bug is easily recognized by many because it’s invading our homes. But the pest, shown here feeding on an apple, is also a major economic threat to fruit crops, garden vegetables, and many ornamentals. ARS scientists are fighting back by developing traps, sequencing the bug’s genome, and testing parasitic wasps as biocontrols.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

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