The chinch bug in Maine by H. W. Britcher

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Published by Maine Agricultural Experiment Station in Orono .

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Statement[H.W. Britcher]
SeriesBulletin / Maine Agricultural Experiment Station -- no. 91
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Paginationp. 42-52 :
Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL25619038M
OCLC/WorldCa20126654

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PrintPest Management Fact Sheet # James F. Dill, Pest Management Specialist Clay A. Kirby, Insect Diagnostician For information about UMaine Extension programs and resources, visit Find more of our publications and books at Introduction Chinch bugs cause serious damage in the thick turf of lawns and golf courses.

The Chinch Bug in Maine (Classic Reprint) [H W Britcher] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from The Chinch Bug in The chinch bug in Maine book It is reported that the chinch bug is devoured in considerable numbers by the common quail in some parts Of the Central and Western States.

Its other bird enemies include the prairie chicken. Chinch bugs cause serious damage in the thick turf of lawns and golf courses.

This bulletin discusses chinch bug biology and management. 1 page. ©, Chinch bugs are small, true bugs (Hemiptera) that damage turf grasses and grain crops such as wheat and sorghum. There are a number of different species that occur in different areas.

Immature chinch bugs feed on the same plants as do adults. Chinch bugs cause irregular patches of dead or yellowed turf and are especially The chinch bug in Maine book during hot. UMaine Extension Publications Distribution Center Libby Hall Room Orono, ME Phone: Fax:   - Buy The Chinch Bug in Maine (Classic Reprint) book online at best prices in India on Read The Chinch Bug in Maine (Classic Reprint) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : H W Britcher.

The Chinch Bug book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Excerpt from The Chinch Bug: Blissus Leucopterus SayT he last - stage lar. Chinch Bugs. Chinch bugs cause serious damage in the thick turf of lawns and golf courses.

Dying or dead areas of a lawn can signal the presence of this pest. One that is called the ‘True’ Chinch Bug (Blissus leucopterus) is the one that is most commonly encountered. A closely related species is Blissus insularis, which is called the Southern Chinch Bug.

Several generations may emerge and, according to the University of Maine’s Web site, two generations are common even in the far North. Fortunately, there are several chemical controls for chinch bugs, according to Dave Shetlar, professor of urban landscape entomology at Ohio State University and “the Bug.

The Maine Department of Agriculture and the Maine IPM Council encourage everyone to practice integrated pest management and to use pesticides only as a last resort. The mention of pesticides in the fact sheets linked to these pages does not imply an endorsement of any product.

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. THE CHINCH BUG IN MAINE (CLASSIC REPRINT) (PAPERBACK) Forgotten Books, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.

Excerpt from The Chinch Bug in Maine It is reported that the chinch bug is devoured in considerable numbers by the common quail in some parts Of the Central and Western States. Recognize a Chinch Bug Chinch bugs don't exactly tap you on the shoulder and introduce themselves.

You have to look for them. If you don't see them when you get down on your hands and knees in your lawn, try the tin-can method. Cut out both ends of a tin can, making a. Electronic download only. Chinch bugs can be extremely damaging to home lawns. Their feeding causes small yellow or brown areas in lawns.

Chinch bugs can usually be seen on careful inspection of the soil surface. Insecticides provide effective control. (6 pp., 2 figures, 2 illustrations) By: Michael E. Merchant, Dale Mott. Chinch bug adults are a major inconvenience to lawns.

Adults may be less than ¼ inch in length. While a very small number of these bugs can live on your property without causing harm, an. The hairy chinch bug is a common type of chinch bug in Eastern Canada. With their piercing-sucking mouthparts, they feed on the sap of grass plants.

Chinch bugs are black with a white spot on their back between their wing pads. Adult chinch bugs have white wings folded over their backs, and are 4 mm inches) in length. Chinch bugs lay their eggs in the months of May and June and the hatchlings are only the size of a pinhead making them almost impossible to identify by a non-professional.

There is not much you can do to prevent the spread of chinch bugs to your lawn without professional help, all the same keeping your lawn healthy and watered helps a lot.

Chinch Bugs Top Selected Products and Reviews Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns and Gardens Hose-End Sprayer 32 Fl. Oz.(Kills + Insects Including Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks, & Ants. As the chinch bugs suck up the plant fluids, they spread outwards in search of lusher growth.

Eventually, if untreated, the whole lawn may be rendered a dead, dry desert. And the bad news is that chinch bugs reproduce fast – one female can lay eggs in 40 days. And the eggs are resistant to the best insecticides for chinch bugs. Kill and Prevent Chinch Bugs If you know you have chinch bugs, you can control them by treating your lawn with Ortho® Bugclear™ Lawn Insect formula kills chinch bugs and other listed insects by contact, above and below the soil, and creates a bug barrier in your lawn for 3 months.

The term chinch bug can refer to a few different North American insects. Blissus insularis – the southern chinch bug; Blissus leucopterus – the true chinch bug; Nysius raphanus – the false chinch bug; All three species are in the order Hemiptera, making them true bugs.

The entire genus Blissus of which there are 16 species in North America.; The term can also be used in the Southern. If you're a lawn care enthusiast, chances are you've heard about the extreme damage Chinch Bugs can cause during periods of warmer weather.

What are Chinch Bugs?. Chinch Bugs are small insects which live in and feed on lawn grasses. They live above the soil and feed on living grass plants by means of a piercing mouthpart called a stylet (similar to a mosquito).

What Are Chinch Bugs. Chinch bugs are very small insects, but don’t be fooled by their size. These little bugs can be extremely destructive to lawns. Adult chinch bugs are about 1/5 of an inch long, with a black body and white wings. Chinch bugs feed on your grass, sucking the moisture out of it so it becomes dry (and thus yellow).

Chinch bug life cycle. The chinch bug (Blissus insularis) lays over eggs during her lifetime, which is about 4 eggs per day. Females will deposit her eggs on St. Augustine grass near where the blade of grass touches the soil. Eggs hatch in the warmer, summer months in about two weeks with an incubation period of just about 12 days.

Chinch bugs overwinter as adults in clumps of grass and other protected areas, emerging in the spring to feed and mate on grass hosts. Adults are small (1/6-inch long), black insects with white front wings with a black spot.

The pattern of black and white on the back gives the appearance of an hourglass. What Chemicals Kill Chinch Bugs on the Lawn?.

Your lawn is the first thing guests notice when they visit, and brown or dying patches caused by chinch bugs will. ABSTRACT Southern chinch bugs were tested from 10 locations in Florida to determine possible resistance to 4 insecticides.

Resistance of varying degrees was found in all 4 insecticides: bifenthrin, deltamethrin, imidacloprid, and lambda-cyhalothrin. This study is the first to show southern chinch bug resistance to the latter 3 insecticides.

If you suspect you have chinch bugs in your lawn, there are two ways to spot the bugs. First, use your hand to spread the turf near the soil and look for chinch bugs. A magnifying glass may help as chinch bugs are so small. The other way to look for chinch bugs is by conducting a tin can or float test.

To perform a tin can test: 1. All stages of chinch bugs, if present, will float to the top. A threshold level of 20 to 25 chinch bugs per square foot can cause damage.

This monitoring technique should be repeated in several spots at the edge of the suspected area to increase chances of finding the bugs. Treat if populations are at or above the damage threshold. Maine; Request Service in your area. Chinch Bug. Chinch Bug Blissus Leucopterus. Size: 1/5 of an inch Color: Black, yellow, red Commonly known as: Southern chinch bug, Hairy chinch bug Chinch Bug Facts.

Chinch bugs are insects that are also parasites. Chinch bugs are small in size but can cause a lot of damage to lawns. There are three varieties of chinch bugs that belong to the Lygaeidae insect family.

The bugs live in the thatch of lawns where they consume the sap of grass. In various locations in the southern United States, such as Florida, the southern chinch bug (Blissus insularis) becomes a pest in lawns and inside homes.

Chinch bug, (Blissus leucopterus), important grain and corn pest belonging to the insect family Lygaeidae (order Heteroptera). Though a native of tropical America, the chinch bug has extended its range to include much of North is a small bug, not more than 5 mm ( inch) long.

The adult is black with red legs; the white forewings have a black spot near the outer edge. Chinch bugs reproduce quickly, as the female deposits 15 to 20 eggs per day for 20 to 30 days on a blade of grass. The eggs hatch in seven to 10 days.

These insects are rather difficult to detect because they so tiny and often are not readily visible in the lawn from our viewpoint looking down.

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The Chinch Bug and the Rocky Mountain Locusthave long been known as the arch enemies of West-ern agriculture. They have each destroyed millionsof dollars worth of property, and have often causedgreat destitution over large areas.

The Chinch Bug Text Appearing After Image: Chinch Bug: a, b, eggs; c, e, /, young ; g, nymph orpupa; h, : Tania Rogers reports. Southern Chinch Bug.

The southern chinch bug is the most important insect pest of St. Augustinegrass in Florida, but may also feed on other turfgrasses and weeds. Adults are about 3/16 inch long and are black with white patches on the wings. The young (nymphs) range from 1/16 inch long to.

It's easy to recognize a chinch bug, but very difficult to locate them. Infestations can go unnoticed because the damage resembles drought damage. The adult Chinch Bug is about 1/16 inch long and black with opaque wings. The wings may be as long as the body or 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the body.

Typical chinch bug habitats are agricultural crops, native grasses, weeds, and lawns. The more common species of chinch bugs and their preferred turf grasses are: The Western Chinch Bug – Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, fescues and zoysia grass.

The Hairy Chinch Bug – Kentucky bluegrass, English ryegrass, red fescues, and bent grass. Adult chinch bugs are 1/8 – 1/5 inch long, with a black body and white markings on their wings. BEHAVIOR: Chinch bugs like dry hot conditions, such as water stressed areas or areas with full sunlight.

Oftentimes, chinch bug damage will first be noticed by sidewalks and driveways. Although chinch bugs can fly, they rarely do so. Chinch bugs can ruin a lawn in as little as 3 weeks if no control methods are taken. What Product Does Weed Man Use to Treat Chinch Bug? Weed Man uses Safer’s Trounce™ Insecticide for control of chinch bugs.

Trounce is a non-toxic insecticide that offers effective control of a broad range of insects including chinch bugs.Chinch bug definition, a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains.

See more.Chinch Bugs do the most damage to St. Augustine grass, which is quite common in the Southern United States. Chinch Bugs suck nutrients from the root system of the grass and while doing so inject a toxin into the stalk that cause the grass to die, leaving unsightly brown patches of dead grass on your lawn.

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