A picture of a stink bug (Arma chinensis, left) and a fall armyworm (right). Photo: Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesA picture of a stink bug (Arma chinensis, left) and a fall armyworm (right). Photo: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
A picture of a stink bug (Arma chinensis, left) and a fall armyworm (right). Photo: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Predator vs caterpillar: Stink bugs may be unleashed to stop the fall armyworms chomping their way through China’s cash crops

  • The stink bug, Arma chinensis, is a natural enemy of fall armyworm
  • A mature stink bug can exterminate as many as 41 fall armyworm larvae a day

Topic |   Food and agriculture
A picture of a stink bug (Arma chinensis, left) and a fall armyworm (right). Photo: Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesA picture of a stink bug (Arma chinensis, left) and a fall armyworm (right). Photo: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
A picture of a stink bug (Arma chinensis, left) and a fall armyworm (right). Photo: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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