Since first being detected in Georgia in 2009, the kudzu bug has spread to 13 states in the southeast United States. The map above shows the progression of the spread of kudzu bug from the initial point of discovery. Kudzu bugs made their first appearance in Maryland in 2013.
Shown above is the current distribution of kudzu bugs in Maryland. Red counties indicate a confirmed presence of kudzu bugs. If you have seen them in your area please contact us.
Since its introduction to the United States in the early 1900s, kudzu has spread to 32 states. The abundance of kudzu vines across the Southeast United States has facilitated the introduction and spread of the kudzu bug.