Identify this bug
July 26, 2009
This is a tiny bug that has been running along the edge of my house and garage for a week or so. There are zillions of them. The largest is about 1/2cm long. I live in central FL and it’s late July. The colorful one appears to be a juvenile.
Bug in FL
Dear Bug in FL,
This is a Chinch Bug in the genus Blissus. According to BugGuide: “nymphs and adults feed on forage, lawn, and wild grasses plus crop plants, including wheat, corn, sorghum, oats” and we have also read that they are very fond of St Augustine Grass.