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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