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New Insect Pest for the SE USA

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Post  JimLewis Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:12 pm

We in the Southeastern United States have a serious new imported insect pest to contend with. It is called, among other things (some unprintable) the Kudzu bug.

Details are in our Rogue's Gallery. https://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t528-rogues-gallery-of-bugs-and-critters-with-a-few-heros-too

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Post  coh Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:36 am

That bug even looks nasty! We just keep shooting ourselves in the foot by importing all these non-native creatures. Wonder what the landscape is going to look like in another 50 years or so...
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Post  JimLewis Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:14 am

Well, we didn't really "import" this one. It undoubtedly was a stowaway in some kind of vegetative cargo from Asia flown into Atlanta. 'Tis an ugly one, though.

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Post  coh Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:30 am

I didn't mean that it was brought in intentionally. In any case, the end result is the same...another potentially damaging introduced species to deal with. On the bright side, maybe it will get rid of some of your kudzu problems.
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