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Kudzu Bug

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Kudzu bug
Scientific Name:
Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Eger et al. 2010)
Common Name:
Kudzu bug, bean plataspid
Kudzu Bug, Adult - Russ Ottens University of Georgia


Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Means of Introduction:
Damages soybeans and other legume crops (Zhang et al. 2012)
Current U.S. Distribution:
Southeastern U.S.

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Kudzu Bug.


European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health; Megacopta Working Group.

State and Local Government

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

See also: Plant Industry Pest Alerts for more pests

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry Division. Plant Protection Section.

See also: Other Pest Topics for more factsheets


University of Tennessee. Institute of Agriculture.
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY527
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Entomology.
University of Maryland Extension. Home and Garden Information Center.

Clemson University. Regulatory Services.

University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Arkansas Invasive Pests for more factsheets
North Carolina State University. Extension.