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Wild Host Plants of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

During the 2011-2013 growing seasons, the trees and shrubs below had the highest numbers of BMSB during weekly surveys of random plants in urban landscapes and woodlots. Note that these numbers are simply averages, as populations fluctuated and moved from host to host over the course of the season.

Plants with the highest numbers of BMSB, Asheville, NC

Oakley CemeteryTree of heaven PaulowniaPaulownia (princess-tree)
catalpa treeCatalpa Wild cherryWild cherry
black walnutBlack walnut Oakley CemeteryPorcelain-berry, wild grape
LocustBlack locust YellowwoodYellowwood
Buckeye 02Buckeye London planetreeSycamore
leavesMaple owenby woodsDogwood
BlackberryWild blackberry BoxelderBoxelder

Image credits: Steve Schoof, NC State University

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Stephen Schoof, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionStephen SchoofAgricultural Research Specialist Call Stephen Email Stephen Entomology & Plant Pathology
NC State Extension, NC State University
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