Biosecurity advice - Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys)
Please find attached an updated biosecurity alert for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BSMB) which has been detected recently in QLD WA and VIC.
BSMB is a significant exotic plant pest which is yet to establish in Australia. The 2017-18 season saw an increase in BMSB detections, and this trend has continued. The increase is primarily due to the spread of the pest in Europe, particularly in Italy.
Information is also linked on the NGIA website https://www.ngia.com.au/Attachment?Action=Download&Attachment_id=2152 and updates will continue to be provided as further information develops.
If you suspect BSMB phone the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881. This will put you in touch with your department of primary industries or agriculture.