Definition of Blissus
1. Noun. Chinch bugs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Lygaeidae, Lygaeidae
Member holonyms: Blissus Leucopterus, Chinch Bug
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Literary usage of Blissus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Life History of the Chinch-Bug (Blissus leucopterus The chinch-bug is a small, dark colored insect with white wings. It is only 3 mm. long and is rather ..."
2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1898)
"... a blind cave-beetle ; and Blissus leucopterus, the chinch- bug, all from the United States of North America; and contributed notes. ..."
3. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1905)
"Blissus leucopterus Say. (Plate I.) This notorious insect, one of the very worst enemies of American agriculture, is, on the whole, the most destructive to ..."
4. Bibliography of the More Important Contributions to American Economic Entomology by United States Bureau of Entomology, Nathan Banks, Samuel Henshaw (1895)
"Ravages of and preventives against Blissus leucopterus. 48. ... Remedies for attacks of Blissus leucopterus; ravages of and means against ..."