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Research Project: CLASSICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS OF CROPS, EMPHASIZING TARNISHED PLANT BUG, SOYBEAN APHID, AND BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Title: Range expansion of the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys: an increasing threat to field, fruit and vegetable crops worldwide

Author
item Haye, Tim - Centre For Agriculture & Biosciences International (CABI)
item Gareipy, Tara - Agri Food - Canada
item Hoelmer, Kim
item Rossi, Jean-pierre - Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
item Streito, Jean-claude - Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
item Tassus, Xavier - French Agency For Food, Environmental And Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
item Desneux, Nicolas - Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

Submitted to: Journal of Pest Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/17/2015
Publication Date: 4/27/2015
Citation: Haye, T., Gareipy, T., Hoelmer, K.A., Rossi, J., Streito, J., Tassus, X., Desneux, N. 2015. Range expansion of the invasive brown marmorated stinkbug, Halyomorpha halys: an increasing threat to field, fruit and vegetable crops worldwide. Journal of Pest Science. A1-A9.

Interpretive Summary: The brown marmorated stink bug emerged as a harmful invasive insect pest in North America and Europe in the 1990s and 2000s, respectively. Native to eastern Asia, this highly polyphagous pest continues to spread worldwide, notably through trade and other human activities. The increasing international importance of this pest of fruit and vegetables calls for coordinated actions to slow its spread and mitigate crop impacts in the invaded areas. In this manuscript, researchers from CABI Bioscience, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, INRA, ANSES and ARS BIIRU update the pest’s current worldwide distribution, discuss further range expansion as a result of various invasion scenarios and entry pathways, and provide insights on economic, environmental and social impact worldwide. As a pest of global concern (notably in fruit-growing regions), increased monitoring of its spread and establishment are needed. Prevention of large-scale outbreaks will require accurate identification and development along with rapid implementation of effective mitigation tools.

Technical Abstract: The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) has emerged as a harmful invasive insect pest in North America and Europe in the 1990s and 2000s, respectively. Native to eastern Asia, this highly polyphagous pest (>120 different host plants) is spreading rapidly worldwide, notably through human activities. The increasing importance of the pest worldwide has prompted calls for more coordinated actions to slow down its spread and mitigate negative effects occurring in the invaded areas. We update the available information on its current worldwide distribution, discuss potential upcoming geographic distribution through various invasion scenarios, pathways of movements and entries, and provide insights on economic, environmental and social impact worldwide. Halyomorpha halys, as a pest of global concern (notably in fruit-growing regions), prompts the need for increased monitoring of its spread and establishment. Prevention of large-scale outbreaks will require accurate identification and effective mitigation tools to be rapidly developed and widely implemented.