Definition of Chinch bug
1. Noun. Small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses.
Generic synonyms: Lygaeid, Lygaeid Bug
Group relationships: Blissus, Genus Blissus
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Literary usage of Chinch bug
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1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Comstock calls it the " chinch-bug family " from its most famous representative, but of course this is not a distinctive name. ..."
2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1896)
"chinch-bug, and the still larger subject of the effects, under varying conditions, of different schemes of cropping, various distribution of the crops, ..."
3. The Book of Wheat: An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat by Peter Tracy Dondlinger (1908)
"It is a gregarious chinch bug : VARIOUS STAGES FROM EGG TO ADUI/T ENLARGED pest, and its destructiveness is due to this fact rather than to its enormous ..."
4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"The chinch-bug is the representative of the family, and probably the most ... 43. chinch-bug the grain fields after harvest, by which means these insects ..."