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Megacopta cribraria.jpg
Megacopta cribraria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Plataspidae
Dallas, 1851

> 60 genera

Coptosoma scutellatum on Onobrychis

Plataspidae are a family of shield bugs native to the Old World. One species, Megacopta cribraria, has recently become introduced and established in the southeastern United States, where it is a pest of soybeans.[1]


  1. ^ Dowdy, Sharon (November 10, 2009). "Bug found in Georgia a threat to soybeans?". Southeast Farm Press. Retrieved August 29, 2011.