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Blissus leucopterus (Chinch bug)

Synonyms: Lygaeus leucopterus

Wikipedia Abstract

Blissus leucopterus also known as the true chinch bug is a small North American insect in the order Hemiptera and family Blissidae. It is the most commonly encountered member of the genus Blissus, which are all known as chinch bugs. A closely related species is Blissus insularis, the southern chinch bug.The name of the chinch bug is derived from the Spanish word chinche.
View Wikipedia Record: Blissus leucopterus


Prey / Diet

Hordeum vulgare (cereal barley)[1]
Secale cereale (common rye)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]


Anthus rubescens (Buff-bellied Pipit)[1]
Atomosia puella[2]
Empidonax alnorum (Alder Flycatcher)[1]
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota (Cliff Swallow)[1]
Proctacanthella cacopiloga[2]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[1]
Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]


North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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