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CHINCH BUGS

Lawn & Garden
Chinch Bug Nymphs and Adults

Chinch Bug - Blissus insularis.  The southern chinch bug is an important pest of lawns consisting of Saint Augustine grass.  Some varieties of this grass are somewhat resistant to attack and damage from chinch bugs.  They are small, one-fifth to one-sixth of an inch long as adults.  Adults have white colored wings that are marked with two black triangles.  Immature chinch bugs are reddish colored with a white band across the back and running from side to side.