Secret Site Map
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Home News PCT Podcast: UGA’s Dan Suiter Provides an Update on the Invasive Kudzu Bug

PCT Podcast: UGA’s Dan Suiter Provides an Update on the Invasive Kudzu Bug

News Coverage

In the following podcast, Dan Suiter, associate professor of entomology, The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, provides an update on the spread of kudzu bug as well as information about the biology and behavior of this pest.

| February 22, 2011

Northeast Georgia has been invaded by Megacopta cribraria, or the kudzu bug, an invasive stink bug from Asia that feeds on kudzu, an invasive weed also from Asia.

Fig. 2. Adult Megacopta cribraria are 4 to 6 mm long, oblong, olive-green colored, and produce a mildly offensive odor when disturbed. (Photo: UGA-CAES).

In the following podcast, Dan Suiter, associate professor of entomology, The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, provides an update on the spread of kudzu bug as well as information about the biology and behavior of this pest.

A one-page information circular about Megacopta cribraria has been created by The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and can be downloaded here.

Additional information about the Megacopta cribraria is available from The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences www.gabugs.uga.edu/.   

Top news

Police Officer Hospitalized After 100+ Yellowjacket Stings

A Georgia police officer was rushed to the hospital after a swarm of yellowjackets attacked him during a chase Wednesday, WSBTV reported.

Terminix Acquires Assets of Quebec-Based Groupe Cameron

The entrance into the Quebec province expands Terminix's presence in Canada.

Terminix Places Top Talent Behind International Division

Larry Pruitt and Jason Bailey have been appointed to new roles designed to drive its strategy to increase its international footprint.

Peanut Executive Guilty in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

A jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a groundbreaking case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

BedBug Central Introduces SenSci Volcano and SenSci Activ

SenSci Volcano, a bed bug monitor, and SenSci Activ, a bed bug lure are products that can be used in combination for detection.

x