Lablab Bug

Subject: small brown bug like a lady bug
Location: Southeast region
October 27, 2013 11:30 am
I first noticed one of these bugs in my house on my couch. Then after taking my children outside to play, they were all over my kid’s plastic swingset. We live in Alabama surrounded by lots of undeveloped land. We have lived here for four years, and this is the first time I have noticed this bug. It is about the same size as a lady bug but not as round and it is a dark brown color. It also flies. What kind of bug is this and is it dangerous to my kids? Thanks!
Signature: Jennifer

Lablab Bug
Lablab Bug

Dear Jennifer,
The Lablab Bug is a recently introduced, exotic species that fees upon another exotic introduction, Kudzu.  We expect the Lablab Bugs will proliferate wherever Kudzu can be found.  Lablab Bugs are not dangerous to humans, but they are a nuisance when they are plentiful, which is nearly always.  We will be postdating your submission to go live in early November while we are away from the office.

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