Scientific name: Nysius raphanus Howard
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