chinch bug

(redirected from chinch)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to chinch: cinch

chinch bug,

small North American bugbug,
common name correctly applied to insects belonging to the order Hemiptera, although members of the order Homoptera (e.g., mealybug) are sometimes referred to as bugs, as are other insects in general.
..... Click the link for more information.
, Blissus leucopterus, of the seed bug family. It feeds on small grains, corn, and other grasses, sucking the plant juices and doing much damage to crops, particularly in the Midwest. The adults, about 1/8 in. (3.5 mm) long, have black bodies with black and white wings, red legs, and red spots at the bases of the antennae. Both long- and short-winged forms occur. There are two generations a year. The adults overwinter in sheltered places, emerging in spring to feed on early maturing grains, such as wheat and oats. They lay their eggs on the bases of the grasses or in the ground, and the nymphs, or larvae (see insectinsect,
invertebrate animal of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. Like other arthropods, an insect has a hard outer covering, or exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs. Adult insects typically have wings and are the only flying invertebrates.
..... Click the link for more information.
), emerge in about a week. Red when they emerge, the nymphs mature in five stages, turning gray or brown. They feed on the same grasses as their parents. When they reach the adult stage, in about six weeks, they migrate on foot to later-maturing grains, such as corn, which are still tender; there they lay the eggs that give rise to the second generation of the season. The bedbugbedbug,
any of the small, blood-sucking bugs of the family Cimicidae, which includes about 30 species distributed throughout the world. Bedbugs are flat-bodied, oval, reddish brown, and about 1-4 in. (6 mm) long.
..... Click the link for more information.
, a member of a different bug family, is sometimes called chinch in the South. Chinch bugs are classified in the phylum ArthropodaArthropoda
[Gr.,=jointed feet], largest and most diverse animal phylum. The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and the extinct trilobites.
..... Click the link for more information.
, class Insecta, order Hemiptera, family Lygaeidae.
References in periodicals archive ?
It operates rather on the German model, where chinch and state are separated but where the state supports the church indirectly and 'invisibly'.
For example, wet springs and summers contribute to a sharp reduction in the number of chinch bugs present in a lawn.
The chinch bug was one of the country's worst pests up until the 1900's," says ARS entomologist Frank M.
Many of the commonly encountered winter pests in Florida are ants, roaches, aphids, sod webworms, and chinch bugs.
Millard was awarded a patent on a chinch bug plow device.
Chinch bugs have a more restricted diet, as their primary focus is on bluegrass and bentgrass.
Some major employers are back in the market for new office space and the credit Chinch is easing, heralding a possible resurgence in major building and several stalled and permitted projects are poised to re-start.
Other organisms being investigated include two fungi, Beauveria, which kills chinch bugs, and Metarhizium, which causes a fatal disease in white grubs.
and chinch bug (Blissus leucopterus hirtus Montandon).
Candidate Bob Kierlin admits he gave the chinch 700 shares of stock in his industrial supply company but has denied any wrongdoing.
Chinch Bugs: These are one of the most destructive bugs as they create damages worth millions of dollars to homeowners in sod repair and insecticides.
Matthew Catholic Chinch, one of the parishes associated with the school.