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PESTS OF PULSES :: Major Pests :: Lablab Bugs / Stink Bugs

6. Lablab bugs / stink bug: Coptosoma cribraria (Coremelanidae: Hemiptera)

Host range: Bean, lentil etc.

Damage symptoms:
Both nymphs and adults cluster on the tender shoots and suck the sap.  Heavily infested wines dry and shed away.  Moderately infested plants remain weak and stunted in growth.

Bionomics: Oval shaped greenish bugs lay ivory white sculptured eggs in double rows in batches of 35-50 on the tender pods. Incubation period is about 7 days.  Total life cycle is completed in about 49 days in South India.

Spray the infested crop with endosulfan 35 EC 2.0 L in 700 L water per hectare.