Evidence of established brown marmorated stink bug populations in British Columbia, Canada
Abram, P. K., Hueppelsheuser, T., Acheampong, S., Clarke, P., Douglas, H., & Gariepy, T. D. (2018). Evidence of established brown marmorated stink bug populations in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 114, 83-86.
We report four new detections of the invasive agricultural pest Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hempitera: Pentatomidae), the brown marmorated stink bug, in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan Valley regions of British Columbia, Canada in 2015 and 2016. These finds included two confirmed breeding populations, as well as homeowner collections at the same residence in two consecutive years. Preliminary comparisons of mitochondrial DNA haplotypes from these collections suggest that H. halys populations in BC are the result of movement and spread of existing populations in North America, likely from the Pacific Northwest U.S.A.
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