Source: Clemson University via Seedquest.com
An undocumented alien has been located in South Carolina and Georgia, according to entomologists. An invasive insect is flourishing in fields and on houses and Clemson University researchers are asking for the public's help in tracking the bean plataspid. It is the first plataspid (pronounced PLA-tas-pid) species reported in North America.
While the good news is that bug feeds on kudzu, the significant concern is that it feeds on bean plants, notably soybeans, which are a multimillion-dollar commodity crop in South Carolina.