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chinch bug

noun
1.
a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains.
Origin of chinch bug
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for chinch bug
  • chinch bug damage is usually first detected when irregular patches of turf begin to turn yellow then straw colored.
  • Finally, the flotation method for quantifying chinch bug populations will be displayed.
  • Inheritance of chinch bug resistance in grain pearl millet.
  • The big-eyed bug is the primary predator of chinch bug nymphs and adults.
British Dictionary definitions for chinch bug

chinch bug

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