EPPO Global Database

Megacopta cribraria(COPSCR)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2009
First found in Georgia in 2009.
* Eger SE, Ames Jr LM, Suiter DR, Jenkins TM, Rider DA, Halbert SE (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.

- Kudzu bug: an approaching pest species. Plant Management Network News no. 138 (dated 2013-07-30). http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/update/archive/7-13.htm
- University of Georgia. KudzuBug. Distribution map (updated July 2014). http://www.kudzubug.org/distribution_map.cfm

* Suiter DR, Eger Jr JE, Gardner WA, Kemerait RC, All JN, Roberts PM, Greene JK, Ames LM, Buntin GD, Jenkins TM, Douce GK (2010) Discovery and Distribution of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in Northeast Georgia. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 1(1). doi 10.1603/IPM10009