WANTED: Maine Entomologists Seek Public's Help in Locating Stink Bugs

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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Wanted: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

It's no joke. Entomologists at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are seeking the public's help in locating these critters.

They're doing research to determine how widespread the Stink Bug is in Maine and the risk posed to crops.

You can report your findings online. A photo is required to verify the identity of the bug.

"To help determine how widespread the brown marmorated stink bug is in Maine, and the risk posed to Maine agricultural crops, the Department is asking residents to report sightings of this pest through an online report form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ME2017BMSB. A photo is required to verify the identity of the bug (there are other bugs that look like it), or bugs can be captured and frozen, with an email report sent to bugwatchme.agr@maine.gov"