Thread: Stink bugs
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:01 PM
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I used to see green stink bugs all the time back in the 70s and 80s in central Texas. They weren't really a big deal.

It's the brown marmorated stink bugs that are the worry- they're an invasive species from China that got started on the east coast of the US in the 90s. About four or five years ago, when I was living in Maryland, I took a picture of a couple of hundred sunning themselves on the outside wall of my house. At that point, it was estimated that they were responsible for the loss of about 20 percent of local crops. Nothing eats them.

I've found a few of them here in Salt Lake City, where I now live, but they don't seem to be taking over like they did in the east.