My family and I live in Summerville, SC. This past week end, March 10, 2012, is the first tine we have seen this particular beetle. We have been here for two years. My concern is what damage to our property can these beetles cause? Thank you for your he lp in this matter. Sincerely, Carol
CUDZU BEETLES will eat plants and can do at alarming rate once established. We’ve had reports of them consuming various plants including wisteria.
Cudzu Beetle Damage: http://www.bugspray.net/beetles/kudzu-bugs-on-wisteria.html
The more common problem we hear from people with cudzu beetles is that they’ll accumulate on any structure (like homes) and from there migrate inside making a mess. Read our article on this pest to learn how you can treat them when you find unwanted activity in the yard or if they get into the home.
Cudzu Beetle Control: http://www.bugspray.com/cudzu-beetle-control.html