Identification and Biology of Common Caterpillars in U.S. Soybean

Erin W. Hodgson, Robert L. Koch, Jeffrey A. Davis, Dominic Reisig, Silvana V. Paula-Moraes

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Soybean is an established crop with a high production value in the United States. The insects that utilize soybean as a food source have changed drastically over the last 20 yr. Much of the extension literature summarizing pest species distribution and abundance is out of date. This article provides profiles for five common soybean caterpillars, including description, life cycle, and injury to plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number13
JournalJournal of Integrated Pest Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 17 2021

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  • Lepidoptera
  • field and forage crops
  • pest management


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