Kudzu bug: A new Texas pest… or not?

Kudzu bug has a unique ovoid shape. The wings
are hidden under a shield-like scutellum, making
it look more like a beetle than a true bug. Photo
by Dan Suiter, University of Georgia.

In October 2009, millions of small, pill-like bugs startled homeowners across nine counties in northeast Georgia. The never-before-seen insects covered the sides of homes by the thousands, and concerned citizens began calling Extension offices daily. Though puzzled at first, entomologists eventually identified…

Source: Insects in the City

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