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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.
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, 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.
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), 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.
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, 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.
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, class Insecta, order Hemiptera, family Lygaeidae.
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Other insects such as chinch bugs, mole crickets, grasshoppers, and aphids do not change greatly in shape or form as they grow.
Researchers uniformly screen scores of corn germplasm lines by infesting seedlings with chinch bugs. The project is helped by insect-rearing technology that Davis is refining.
The fatty acid compositions of phospholipids and triacylglycerols from two chinch bug species Blissus leucopterus leucopterus and Blissus iowensis (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) are similar in the characteristic dipteran pattern.
Cultural practices can be helpful in reducing chinch bug populations.
One of the authors has received numerous reports of chinch bug feeding on and damage to Cynodon in Florida, Texas, and in island nations throughout the Caribbean, but most likely these populations and their damage were caused by another Blissus species.
The parasitic wasp Eumicrosoma benefica has year round activity and was found at all southern chinch bug infestations that were sampled in southern Florida.
Insects Percent Cabbage seedpod weevil 50.0 False chinch bug (Nyssus sp.) 31.3 Flea beetle (Phyllotreta sp.) 8.2 Thrips (Frankliniella sp.) 4.9 Cabbage seedling maggot (Delia sp.) 0.9 Aphids 0.4 Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) 0.6 Others 0.8 TABLE 3.
Toxicological data for the 10 chinch bug locations are shown in Tables 1 to 4.
As this heat becomes commonplace during the next few months, Pro-Staff warns homeowners that chinch bugs are entering their active season.
The next year, he had a bad infestation of chinch bugs in a large field of oats.
Yes, there are also May beetles, June beetles and chinch bugs, but let us focus on those from Asia.
Hoping against hope that we would get some timely showers and that a severe 10-minute hail storm wouldn't destroy the vital crop; that grasshoppers wouldn't be as bad as last year; that chinch bugs wouldn't eat everything into the ground as they had in the past, and that the hot dry winds of August wouldn't cause our crop to roll up and die.