Definition of Blissus leucopterus

1. Noun. Small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses.

Exact synonyms: Chinch Bug
Generic synonyms: Lygaeid, Lygaeid Bug
Group relationships: Blissus, Genus Blissus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blissus Leucopterus

Bletia striata
Bletilla
Bletilla striata
Bleulerian
Blida
Bligh
Blighia
Blighia sapida
Blighty
Blimp
Blimps
Blind Freddy
Bliss
Blissenbach
Blissus
Blissus leucopterus (current term)
Blissymbols
Blitz
Blitzstein
Blixen
Bloc
Bloc Quebecois
Blocadren
Bloch
Bloch's reaction
Bloch-Sulzberger disease
Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
Blochian
Blocq's disease
Bloemfontein

Literary usage of Blissus leucopterus

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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. The Book of Wheat: An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat by Peter Tracy Dondlinger (1908)
"... Chinch Bug (Blissus leucopterus Say).—This is a native insect. Its ravages were first noticed toward the close of the eighteenth century, and since that ..."

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