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Common Soybean Insects

Editor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.

George W. Thomas
Department of Entomology

This publication, part of a series that depicts grain and fruit pests, features 15 full-color photos of common soybean insects and the damaged plants they leave behind. The photos are intended to help you make quick identifications in the field.

The reverse side has written information on each pest, including a general description, life cycle, size and other important characteristics.


  • Bean leaf beetle
  • Cabbage looper
  • Corn earworm
  • Defoliation
  • Garden webworm
  • Grape colaspis larva
  • Grasshoppers
  • Green cloverworm
  • Green stink bug
  • Japanese beetle
  • Mexican bean beetle
  • Pod damage
  • Seed maggots
  • Striped blister beetle
  • Terminal foliage
  • Thrips
  • Two-spotted mites
  • White grub
  • Yeast spot disease


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PS6, reviewed October 1993

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