UK scientists confirm arrival of brown marmorated stink bugs

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Invasive bug that creates marks on fruit and vegetables probably hitched ride into Britain on packaging crates

It is brown, stinky and will strike fear into the hearts of apple and other fruit growers.

Scientists have now confirmed that the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a small flying insect that emits an unpleasant almond-like odour, has arrived in Britain, after most probably hitching a ride on packaging crates.

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