Very pretty shell. A bad player here in North Carolina where it eats not only kudzu but soybean, green beans, and other legume crops.
Homeowners and soybean growers in North & South Carolina are in for a surprise this year, as kudzu bugs continue their march across the Southeast. This invasive pest congregates en masse on home siding and legumes, like soybeans.
The definitive coloring and stripes on this moth make it unique among Webworm Moths. They tuck and roll their wings close to their bodies when resting, making themselves look more like a beetle.
Image 5475145 is of kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria ) adult(s) on soybean. It is by Russ Ottens at University of Georgia.
An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
This is a wheat bug, not the kissing bug, and it is beneficial in the garden.