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Bean pod borer (037) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Bean pod borer

Scientific Name

Maruca vitrata; it used to be known as Maruca testulalis.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson, Mani Mua & Helen Tsatsia
Photo 1 Shepard M, Carner GR, Ooi PAC Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia, Photo 3 Gerald McCormack, Cook Islands Biodiversity Website: (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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