This website provides several ways to contact a state agency to identify your specimen. Look for the downloadable app to report suspect insects; an electronic form to fill out and send; a Hotline number (1-800-491-1899) to call; or a link to each county’s agricultural commissioner or extension offices.


Kudzu Bug

Megacopta cribraria, also called the bean plataspid, kudzu bug, kudzu beetle, globular stink bug or lablab bug, is a shield bug native to India and China, where it is an agricultural pest of lablab beans and other legumes.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

This true bug in the insect family Pentatomidae is known as an agricultural pest in its native range of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

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Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

UC Riverside scientists have identified a new insect-disease complex that is threatening avocado, coast live oak, box elder and other trees in California.

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