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Abstract

Host plants of Halyomorpha halys in the urban ecosystem on the Azov sea coast of Russia.

Abstract

In the summer of 2019, the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855), was found for the first time in Yeysk city, the northern part of Krasnodar Krai, Southern Russia. A study was performed in 2019 and 2020 to determine presence and assess damage of H. halys on various plants. In the urban ecosystem of the Azov Sea coast of Russia, H. halys fed on 16 plant species, but no significant damage to any crop was observed. The field maple (Acercampestre L.), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall), London plane (Platanus×hispanica Münchhausen), Persian walnut (Juglans regia L.) and Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium Pursh), were recorded as the host plants of H. halys for the first time in Russia.