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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
Central Florida

Chinch Bug

Chinch Bug

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.

Chinch Bug

Chinch Bug

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