January 3, 2013 3:55 PM

Scientists trying to thwart kudzu bug’s destructive march

At last, the “Vine that Ate the South” may have met its match. To most longtime Southerners, it sounds great: a bug that loves to eat kudzu and can kill off half an infestation of the tangled vine in a couple of years. Wat’s not to like? A lot, it turns out.

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