Pest Photo

Don Herbison-Evans, University of Sydney,

Soybean pod borer

Maruca vitrata

Soybean pod borer (Maruca vitrata) is an insect pest.

The soybean pod borer is considered one of the most destructive pests of beans in Hawaii and is a major pest of cowpeas in most of Africa.Flowers are eaten and destroyed and a large proportion of pods may be damaged and unmarketable. . .