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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.

Armyworm Complex

Bean Leaf Beetle

Blister Beetle

Corn Earworm


Dectes Stem Borer

Grape Colaspis

Grasshoppers and Crickets

Green Cloverworm

Kudzu Bug

Lesser Cornstalk Borer

Mexican Bean Beetle


Soybean Aphid

Soybean Looper

Spider Mite

Stink Bug

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper


Velvetbean Caterpillar