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Related to Blissus: Blissus leucopterus
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Noun1.Blissus - chinch bugsBlissus - chinch bugs        
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Lygaeidae, Lygaeidae - lygaeid bugs
Blissus leucopterus, chinch bug - small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses
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Characterization of peroxidase changes in resistant and susceptible warm-season turf grasses challenged by Blissus occiduus.
The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber, is considered the most damaging insect pest of this grass (Kerr 1966; Reinert & Kerr 1973; Reinert & Portier 1983; Crocker 1993).
Blissus insularis can be difficult to control in Florida lawns.
The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Hemiptera: Blissidae), is the most serious insect pest of St.
Blissus minutus (Blatchley) and Toonglasa umbrata (Distant): seldom-collected native chinch bugs (Hemiptera: Lygaeoidea: Blissidae) as colonists of the African bunchgrass Eragrostis curvula, and their association with other grasses in the southern United States.