Definition of Genus blissus
1. Noun. Chinch bugs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Lygaeidae, Lygaeidae
Member holonyms: Blissus Leucopterus, Chinch Bug
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Blissus
Literary usage of Genus blissus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1908)
"genus blissus Klug. White Plains, July 25, 28 and 31. Aug. 3 and 30 ; Sept. 19. This was swept from low grasses in a lawn and in a meadow. ..."
2. The Book of Wheat: An Economic History and Practical Manual of the Wheat by Peter Tracy Dondlinger (1908)
"The genus Blissus is widely distributed over the Old World. It is a gregarious CHINCH BUG: VARIOUS STAGES PROM EGG TO ADULT ENLARGED pest, ..."
3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"The word is now used to designate a wheat destroying insect of the genus Blissus. (Later quotations.) 1705 Chinches are a sort of flat Bug, which lurks in ..."
4. Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West by Cyrus Townsend Brady (1900)
"The vicious little insect, which the Century Dictionary calls a "certain fetid American hemipterous insect of the genus Blissus," is a little bug about an ..."
5. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1890)
""Now referred to Burmeister's genus Blissus." SAUNDERS, WM. — Annual Address of the President of the Entomological Society of Ontario. ..."