Max Barclay Explains
Max Barclay, who has been studying this bug’s migratory patterns, believes he has a grasp on how it traveled across various countries before landing in the US. As a specialist working with the Coleoptera collection at the National History Museum, Barclay suggests that the bug made its initial detour to the UK!
Prediction of Another Arrival in 2014
In 2014, Barclay predicted that the brown marmorated stink bug might make its way to Britain, and he was indeed right! By 2020, this bug was observed in the gardens of the Natural History Museum.