Additional recent pest detections
Impact in vineyards and wineries
BMSB is one of many nuisance stink bugs and is easily confused with other stink bugs, some of which are present in Australia. The appearance of BMSB changes through its lifecycle. Adult BMSBs are characterised by a 12-17mm mottle brown coloured, shield-shaped body (see photos below).
BMSB egg mass (left) (photo: David Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org), nymph (middle) (photo: Gary Bernon, Bugwood.org) and an adult BMSB (right) (photo: Mohammed El Damir, Bugwood.org)
A collection of nymph and adult BMSBs on a leaf (left) and feeding damage on fruit caused
by BMSB (right) (photos: Gary Bernon, Bugwood.org).
Biosecurity awareness and reporting
Vineyards / wineries
For further information about wine industry biosecurity arrangements, please contact Andrew Weeks, CEO Australian Vignerons on 0403 520 242.
For technical information about brown marmorated stink bug, please contact the AWRI helpdesk on 08 8313 6600.