Blissus insularis

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Blissus insularis (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Mike Quinn
Source: BugGuide
damage by Blissus insularis on lawn (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): David Shetlar, The Ohio State University
Source: IPM Images

Blissus insularis Barber, 1918 - (southern chinch bug)

This bug is an important pest of St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) in the southern and south-eastern states of the U.S.A. It also attacks other grasses.

Vernacular names
• English: southern chinch bug
• Español: chinche sureña del pasto