chinch bug


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chinch bug

n.
Any of various insects of the family Blissidae that feed chiefly on grasses, especially Blissus leucopterus of North America, which damages grain crops and turf grasses.

chinch bug

n
1. (Animals) a black-and-white tropical American heteropterous insect, Blissus leucopterus, that is very destructive to grasses and cereals in the US: family Lygaeidae
2. (Animals) a related and similar European insect, Ischnodemus sabuleti

chinch′ bug`


n.
a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinch bug - small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasseschinch bug - small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses
lygaeid, lygaeid bug - a true bug: usually bright-colored; pest of cultivated crops and some fruit trees
Blissus, genus Blissus - chinch bugs
References in classic literature ?
It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
The southern chinch bug causes severe damage to home lawns and has developed resistance to many commonly used insecticides.
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).
The chinch bug, once the plague of pioneer farmers, is making an unwelcome comeback on modern-day corn and other grain crops.
The hairy chinch bug adults are the major species found in Northeastern lawns and are only 1/8 to 1/5 inch in length and are black with white markings on its wings.
The southern chinch bug (SCB) (Blissus insularis Barber) (Hemiptera: Blissidae) is the most damaging insect pest of St.
April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Light today announced the launch of Chinch Bug Killer with Arena, a new product proven to kill pyrethroid-resistant Southern chinch bugs and deliver the long-lasting control homeowners are looking for to save their lawns.
Other pests include the wheat stem maggot, which tunnels into the plant and causes the heads to turn white and die; and the black and white chinch bug, which is especially prolific when winters are wet and springs are warm and damp.
Chinch Bugs-In Southern states especially South Florida, the chinch bug is one of the most damaging bug of St.
The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Hemiptera: Blissidae), is the most serious insect pest of St.
Clothianidin controls soil pests and surface feeding pests in turf (such as white grubs, chinch bug and mole crickets), lepidopterous pests in turf and fruit (webworms, codling moth and leafrollers) and sucking pests (such as aphids and leafhoppers).
Augustinegrass, Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt) Kuntze, cultivars was released and widely planted throughout the Southern United States for its resistance to the southern chinch bug (Blissus insularis Barber) (Reinert et al.