MN State Ag Officials Say Two Invasive Insects Spotted In MN

(St. Paul, MN) — The state Department of Agriculture says two new invasive insect species have been spotted in Minnesota. The agency announced yesterday that the elm seed bug and the Asiatic garden beetle were seen by homeowners in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area last month. The elm seed bug is described as a nuisance insect much like the box elder bug. The Asiatic garden beetle can be more damaging, as it is known to feed on more than 100 kinds of plants. Anyone who spots the insects is asked to contact the Department of Agriculture so they can monitor the spread of the two species.

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