Source: University of Georgia

Just shy of a year from when it was first spotted in northeast Georgia, the insect now commonly called the "kudzu bug" continues to mystify homeowners and agricultural researchers.

A native of India and China, the bean plataspid (Megacopta cribraria) is pea-sized and brown with a broad posterior.

A legume-eater, its favorite menu items include both the famous weed kudzu and soybeans, a crop grown in Georgia for its oil. 

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