NC State Extension

Soybean Insect Pests

There are a wide variety of insects that may be found in your soybean field at any given time of the season.  Some of these insects may be pests that could reduce soybean yield, while others may be beneficial insects which prey on pests.  Below you will find information on significant insect pests of soybeans in North Carolina, as well as insects which may cause occasional losses in soybeans.

Bean Leaf Beetle

Corn Earworm


Grape Colaspis


Kudzu Bug

Soybean Aphid

Soybean Looper

Stink Bug

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper

Velvetbean Caterpillar

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Photo of Dr. Dominic ReisigDr. Dominic ReisigAssociate Professor and Extension Specialist (252) 793-4428 dominic_reisig@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University
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