Blissus (genus)

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Blissus leucopterus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Tom Murray
Source: BugGuide

Blissus Burmeister, 1835

This genus of chinch bugs contains around 25 species, some of which are important pests of grasses and cereals in North America. The populations can build up to large numbers with patches of the infested grass turning brown. Blissus species are usually 3-4 mm long and black. They often have long-winged and short-winged forms with the latter being unable to fly.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: