Hairy Chinch Bug (Blissus leucopterus hirtus) is most commonly associated with northern cool-season turfgrasses, especially fescues; perennial ryegrasses, Lolium perenne; and Kentucky bluegrass. In addition, B. l. hirtus has been documented feeding on timothy grass, Phleum pratense; bentgrass, Agrostis spp.; and warm-season turfgrasses, including zoysiagrass and St. Augustinegrass, Stenotaphrum secundatum. (Anderson et al. 2006 and references therein)
- Anderson, W.G., T.M. Heng-moss, and F.P. Baxendale. 2006. Evaluation of Cool- and Warm-Season Grasses for Resistance to Multiple Chinch Bug (Hemiptera: Blissidae) Species. Journal of Economic Entomology 99(1):203-211.
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