Video Shows How Live Traps Can Be Used For Adult Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs


A video showing Dr Max Suckling talking about the traps can be viewed here.
Surveillance for detection of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is reliant on sticky panels with aggregation pheromone, which are low cost, but very inefficient (est. 3%). Trapping for adults was conducted in Italy with novel live (or lethal) traps consisting of aggregation pheromone-baited cylinders with a wind vane, with the upwind end covered by mesh and the downwind end sealed by a removable entry-only mesh cone, admitting the attracted bugs. The novel traps caught up to 15-times more adult H. halys than identically-baited sticky panels in two weeks of daily checking.

A paper describing these new live traps appeared in a special edition of the MDPI Journal.