Invasive Lablab Bug

Subject: Identification
Location: Tennessee
November 10, 2016 5:10 pm
Can you identify this bug? I’d like to know what it is.
Signature: Curious

Lablab Bug
Lablab Bug

Dear Curious,
Introduced from Asia, the Lablab Bug or Kudzu Bug,
Megacopta cribraria, has become quite a nuisance in the South because of its large populations and because it is known to enter homes to hibernate.  According to BugGuide:  “may invade homes in large numbers and become a household pest(1); highly invasive species of mixed impact: it seems to prefer kudzu (a highly invasive and damaging plant), but can also become a serious pest of leguminous crops.”

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  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for identifying this bug! I had a swarm of them around and on my tomato plants today. A few puffs of Diatomaceous Earth and problem resolved! I’m in Western NC mountains.

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