Saw your web site, so you asked for pictures (I got them!) You can post any you like. I thought these guys were lady bugs so I let them live. WRONG! They are eating my wisteria, and moving onto the roses! They prefer the wisteria:
They have a square back end….
Small & also get into the house….
They gather in groups and start munchin!
You think they are okay….
BUT then you notice your wisteria is GONE!
Bastard bugs…. and they smell too!
I thought the smell was coming from the flowers… but they make your hand stink!
My wisteria is intermingled with the lady banks roses…. I used the hose on them last night, not sure if they were BAD until I investigated today and found out they were BAD! Plus I looked at my wisteria again….. eaten! So now, I get out the CHEMICALS! (and inform the public via you ;-)
DAMN BUGS! These are not good ones! Kill them all!
Oh yes, and I'm in Gainesville, GA. (you asked for the location) I'm on Lake Lanier, not sure if that is another reason they moved in, there is some kudzu in the woods behind us (but not a lot), just some.
Thanks for the great photo's! No doubt this pest is here to stay and that it can do some damage. If you're finding them on your property, it's best to do some treating and keep them in check before their numbers and damage becomes overwhelming. This article goes over all you'll need to take care of any problem.
Kudzu Bug Control: http://www.bugspray.net/beetles/little-brown-beetle-on-house.html