New Midwest stink bug app now available

May 2, 2018 6:54 AM
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A free app is now available to simplify the early detection of brown marmorated stink bug in the Midwest. This new invasive species has a wide host range, including soybean, corn, apples, tomatoes, grapes and peppers. App features include:

  • A stink bug "look alike" page that helps users distinguish stink bugs from non-stink bugs
  • New artwork designed to assist users in finding the distinguishing features of stink bugs
  • High-quality, high resolution images of common stink bug species in the Midwest
  • Additional resources for specific crop impacts and BMSB management are included

The app can be used on IOS and Android platforms. Look for the Midwest Stink Bug Assistant app. The app was developed by the University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program in partnership with the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center and Purdue University. Contact Bill Hutchison, University of Minnesota, with any questions (Email:

brown marmorated stink bug
Brown marmorated stink bug. Photo by Natasha Wright ( 
brown marmorated stink bug
Brown marmorated stink bug. Photo by David R. Lance ( 


Erin Hodgson Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology, at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated...