Distribution patterns of the critical stages of the major pod borer, Adisura atkinsoni (Moore) of field bean were studied at Bangalore, India. Eggs of A. atkinsoni and the pods damaged by its caterpillar followed negative binomial distribution. Eggs were distributed mostly on tender pods and those on tender pods (<0.5 cm wide) were highly correlated with total number of eggs laid on the inflorescence. Flat bored pods of 0.6–1.5 cm width were highly correlated with total number of bored pods per inflorescence. Compared with matured bored pods, flat pods also had more borers inside. 69.23% of the matured bored pods were without borers. Hence it is suggested that the eggs on tender pods and borer damage on flat pods, should both be observed before control measures are initiated.