False Chinch Bug

false chinch bug. Photo credit: Patrick Porter, Texas A&M University

Photo credit: Patrick Porter, Texas A&M University

False Chinch BugSenior only

Scientific name: Nysius raphanus Howard
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

Facts: False chinch bugs are sucking bugs that resemble the chinch bug but are less strikingly marked. They are usually a dull shade or gray brownish-black and have a wider head and larger eyes. They are about 3/16 inch long when mature. They may damage lawns.

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