Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius)
(=Coptosoma cribraria (Fabricius))
Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea: Plataspididae
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.
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.