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Parasite could help control damaging kudzu bugs

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A researcher with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service says she has discovered a parasitic wasp that she believes could be the answer for controlling the kudzu bugs.
The kudzu bug has done heavy damage on the soybean crop in the Southeast for some time.
Xing Ping Hu says the wasp could significantly reduce the number of kudzu bugs, and could affect big change in the fight against the kudzu bug.
The wasp deposits its eggs inside the eggs of the kudzu bug.
This comes shortly after researchers discovered a bug that preys on adult kudzu bugs adding another natural enemy to help fight the bugs.

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