The term chinch bug can refer to a few different North American insects:
- Blissus insularis – the southern chinch bug
- Blissus leucopterus – the true chinch bug
- Nysius raphanus – the false chinch bug
All three species are in the order Hemiptera, making them true bugs.
How To Identify A Chinch Bug
A Chinch bug is about the size of a lady bug when they are full grown.An adult’s body colors varies in color from dark red to brown with white wings and red legs. Young nymphs are usually bright red and are about half the size of the adult. Chinch Bugs have a distinct feature of a white band found on the nymph’s abdomen. Usually the band will be covered with wings and changes the color to black when the nymph reaches adulthood.
How To Get Rid Of Chinch Bugs
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