False chinchbug (Nysius raphanus).  Click on image to enlarge. False Chinch Bug

Scientific name: Nysius raphanus Howard
(Heteroptera: 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.

Photo credit:   J. W. Stewart

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Last modified: August 10, 2001 by John A. Jackman