Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Eger et al. 2010)
Kudzu bug, bean plataspid
Asia (Ruberson et al. 2013)
2009 (Ruberson et al. 2013)
Unknown (Zhang et al. 2012)
Damages soybeans and other legume crops (Zhang et al. 2012)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
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State and Local Government
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
University of Tennessee. Institute of Agriculture.
See also: Publications and Multimedia Catalog - Entomology and Plant Pathology for more resources
Clemson University. Regulatory Services.
University of Maryland Extension.
University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
- Eger, J.E., L.M. Ames, D.R. Suiter, T.M. Jenkins, D.A. Rider, and S.E. Halbert. 2010. Occurrence of the Old World bug Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in Georgia: a serious home invader and potential legume pest. Insecta Mundi 0121:1-11.
Ruberson, J.R., K. Takasu, G.D. Buntin, J.E. Eger Jr., W.A. Gardner, J.K. Greene, T.M. Jenkins, W.A. Jones, D.M. Olson, P.M. Roberts, D.R. Suiter, and M.D. Toews. 2013. From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for its biological control. Applied Entomology and Zoology 48(1):3-13.
Zhang, Y., J.L. Hanula, and S. Horn. 2012. The biology and preliminary host range of Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) and its impact on kudzu growth. Environmental Entomology 41(1):40-50.