Definition of Blissus leucopterus
1. Noun. Small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses.
Generic synonyms: Lygaeid, Lygaeid Bug
Group relationships: Blissus, Genus Blissus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Blissus Leucopterus
Literary usage of Blissus leucopterus
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. 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 ..."