This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Deer, Arkansas Lake Forest, California Winchester, California Jacksonville, Florida Kingsland, Georgia Waycross, Georgia Yale, Iowa La Place, Louisiana Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi Moss Point, Mississippi Cole Camp, Missouri Jacksonville, North Carolina Nashport, Ohio Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Dillon, South Carolina Boerne, Texas Dallas, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Katy, Texas Sugar Land, Texas
On Jul 26, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR (Zone 6a) wrote:
There are a number of different species of stink bugs.
Some plant diseases are spread by stink bug feeding.
Adults are about 1/2 to 3/4-inch in length and are solid green. Immature stages vary in color from black for very small nymphs to green for larger nymphs. However, the immature stages have a distinctive pattern of whitish spots on the abdominal segments. Nymphal stages are often found together in high numbers because eggs are laid in clusters that appear as rows of small barrels on and around suitable food sources. Development from egg to adult requires about 35 days, but varies with temperature. Up to five generations per year may occur with greater numbers appearing in the fall before adults overwinter.
On Nov 20, 2007, buf4rn from Moss Point, MS wrote:
This bug is tormenting me. It destroyed my tomatoes this past spring, not only did they eat the plant, but also caused some type of rot or blythe in the fruit.I got rid of my tomato plants and treated the entire area with insecticide. I thought I had gotten rid of them before planting my fall greens, but the other day I saw some on my collards. Does anyone know how to get rid of them
On Sep 25, 2008, creekwalker from Benton County, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have been finding these bugs everywhere! They've been on all my wild fruits, on my blackberries and now, even on my hazelnuts. I am not seeing a whole lot of damage though. It's just a nuisance, bringing in a load of nuts or something, only to have several stinkbugs coming along inside too. I was out this morning early to gather hazelnuts and looked down at my hand, and one was crawling on my hand. They're just everywhere.
On Jul 1, 2014, Chillybean from Near Central, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I can hardly give a positive to what is deemed a pest, but these bugs do have a role in nature as a food source for a wide variety of birds. Some of which have been in my yard and pasture: American Robin, the dreaded Cowbird, Cardinal, Bobwhite, White-breasted Nuthatch. Bats and a good variety of other insects eat them, too.
Another benefit is some of the non-native plants they choose to eat, such as Queen Anne's Lace, English Plantain, Red Clover, etc.
I found it fascinating a female came to lay her eggs on the screen of an upstairs window and they actually hatched. It will take those little bodies a bit of time to get to any food.