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Bessbugs(=patent-leather beetles; family Passalidae) are a small, mostly tropical, group
of unusual beetles most closely related to scarabs and stag beetles.
Megacopta cribraria (a.k.a. the Kudzu Bug; Fig. 1), a relative of the familiar, and more widespread, brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha haly) is a relatively recent addition to the North American hemipteran (a group that includes stink bugs, aphids, planthoppers, and cicadas) fauna.