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Classical Biological Control of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

The BMSB is an introduced insect that is indigenous throughout Eastern Asia, and it is a serious pest of fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Our Citizen Science activities include having individual citizens participate in the research by allowing traps to be set on their properties and collecting BMSB in their houses or businesses.

Project URL: http://delfosse.ent.msu.edu/

Geographic Scope: Michigan

Status: Active

Recruiting Volunteers: Yes, this project is recruiting

Participation Tasks: Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2010-02-28

Project Contact: delfosse@msu.edu.

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Michigan State Univ.

Project Topic: Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Pollinators/insects,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,