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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) on Thimbleberry Leaf

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) walking on the underside of a Thimbleberry leaf. This individual is not quite adult, and is likely a late stage (4th or 5th) nymph. First discovered in North America in 2001, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a relatively new agricultural pest species to the Fraser Valley of British Columbia and are starting to create crop losses and other problems to agriculture operations. The stink bugs use their proboscis to pierce the leaves, stems, or fruit of the host plant causing damage, disease transfer, or disfigurement. Agricultural damage in British Columbia can include apples, pears, peaches, apricots, soybeans, cherries, raspberries, hazelnuts, hops, beans, grapes, sunflowers, and many other area non commercial plant species. Stink bugs are a special concern to the wine industry as only a few individuals in selection of grapes can taint the resulting batch.
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug  (Halyomorpha halys) walking on the underside of a Thimbleberry leaf. This individual is not quite adult, and is likely a late stage (4th or 5th) nymph.  First discovered in North America in 2001, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a relatively new agricultural pest species to the Fraser Valley of British Columbia and are starting to create crop losses and other problems to agriculture operations.   The stink bugs use their proboscis to pierce the leaves, stems, or fruit of the host plant causing damage, disease transfer, or disfigurement. Agricultural damage in British Columbia can include apples, pears, peaches, apricots, soybeans, cherries, raspberries, hazelnuts, hops, beans, grapes, sunflowers, and many other area non commercial plant species. Stink bugs are a special concern to the wine industry as only a few individuals in selection of grapes can taint the resulting batch.