PEST ALERT: Kudzu Bugs Found in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Originally published July 17, 2012

PEST ALERT:The Kudzu Bug (Bean Plataspid) has been found in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This is an invasive soybean pest that has not been detected in Louisiana. The Kudzu Bug can cause significant injury to soybeans and migration from Kudzu is common. If this insect is found, or for more information, please contact the LSU AgCenter. Below is contact information for LSU AgCenter entomologists and LDAF personnel.

Jeffrey A. Davis: LSU AgCenter Assistant Professor-Research Soybean Entomologist and Soybean IPM

Office: 225-578-5618 Cell: 225-747-0351

David Kerns: LSU AgCenter Associate Professor- Macon Ridge

Office: 319-435-2157 Cell: 318-439-4844

Julien Beuzelin: LSU AgCenter Assistant Professor-Field Crops Insect Ecology & Pest Managment

Office: 318-473-6523 Cell: 337-501-7087

Sebe Brown: LSU AgCenter Extension Entomologist Northeast Region

Cell: 318-498-1283

Richard Miller: LDAF Administrative Coordinator Quarantine Programs Office: 225-952-8053

Kudzu bugs on soybeans

Kudzu bugs on soybeans: Photo by J. Greene

kudzu bug male

Kudzu Bug Adult

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