false chinch bug

noun
: a small dark bug (Nysius ericae) resembling the related chinch bug in appearance and habits though commonly feeding on weeds and not often seriously destructive to cultivated crops

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • chinch bug — a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect  (Blissus leucopterus), important grain and corn pest belonging to the insect family Lygaeidae (order Heteroptera). Though a… …   Universalium

  • Chinch bug — 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,… …   Wikipedia

  • Nysius raphanus — False chinch bug Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta …   Wikipedia

  • heteropteran — ▪ insect order Introduction   any member of the insect order Heteroptera, which comprises the so called true bugs. (Some authorities use the name Hemiptera; others consider both the heteropterans and the homopterans to be suborders of the… …   Universalium

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