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Scientist nets kudzu-eating bugs in South Carolina study

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In this Sept. 30, 2011 photo, Clemson University doctoral student Nick Seiter shows a sweep net filled with "kudzu bugs" caught in a test plot in Blackville, S.C. Seiter is studying the invasive Asian bug, which is wreaking havoc on soybean crops.

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In this Sept. 30, 2011 photo, Clemson University doctoral student Nick Seiter sweeps for "kudzu bugs" at a test plot in Blackville, S.C. Seiter is studying the invasive Asian bug, which is wreaking havoc on soybean crops.

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In this Sept. 30, 2011 photo, Clemson University entomologist Jeremy Greene shows a soybean plant from a test plot in Blackville, S.C. The plant is covered in "kudzu bugs," an Asian pest that is wreaking havoc on U.S. soybean crops.

Kudzu is an invasive plant in the southern US. While this bug eats kudzu, it also goes after soybean crops.