Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius)
(=Coptosoma cribraria (Fabricius))
Taxonomic position
Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea: Plataspididae
Common names
Lablab bug, bean plataspid, globular stink bug
Habitat / Crop(s) damaged
Pigeonpea, cowpea, field bean, soybean, and other legumes.

Damage symptoms include feeding punctures appearing as black or brown spots and presence of a large number of shiny, olive-green near circular bugs on the plants.
Pest status
A common and often serious pest of pigeonpea and other legumes in India. It has been recently recorded as an invasive pest of kudzu in the US.
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