Kudzu, a green leafy vine native to China and Japan brought here in the 19th century, has long been cursed by farmers and timber producers for the property and crop damage it can cause.
Now, another Asian import — bean plataspids — has emerged. And it munches on the fast-growing kudzu.
The dark green insects are spreading across the South and causing some debate over whether that's good news or bad, as some people see kudzu as a valued part of the landscape.
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