EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/046

First report of Halyomorpha halys in Hungary

In September 2013, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) was found for the first time in Hungary. An adult specimen was incidentally found inside a building of the Buda Arboretum in Budapest. In October 2013, more specimens were collected by beating trees (Acer negundo, Euonymous europaeus, Sophora japonica) growing near an apple orchard at the locality of Péterimajor (near Budapest, 12 km away from the first finding site). The authors considered that studies on the distribution and biology of H. halys in agricultural, forest and urban areas in Europe are needed because of the potential threat this invasive insect may present.


Vétek G, Papp V, Haltrich A, Rédi D (2014) First record of the, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), in Hungary, with description of the genitalia of both sexes. Zootaxa 3780(1), 194-200.