Esenbekova P.A. 2017. [First record of Halyomorpha halys (Stеl, 1855) (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) from Kazakhstan] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.1: 23–24 [in Russian, with English summary].
Institute of Zoology of SC of MES RK, Al-Farabi Prospekt 93, Almaty 050060 Kazakhstan.
ABSTRACT. The marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Stеl, 1855) (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae), a dangerous pest of agricultural, forest and ornamental plants, is recorded from Kazakhstan for the first time. The bug damages more than 100 plants species of 47 families. Their feeding causes formation of necrotic spots, sclerosis of damaged areas with impressions on the fruits resulting in premature fall. The marmorated stink bug which severely damages soy, pear, peach, cherry, persimmon, grapes, corn, tomatoes and pepper, is currently actively worldwide, being found in more than 15 countries. In view of its detection in Kazakhstan, it is advisable to carry out further phytosanitary monitoring to identify the potential pest breeding areas.
KEY WORDS: Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Halyomorpha halys (Stеl, 1855), first record, Kazakhstan.