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red and blue brightly colored bug..help

Posted by keesha2006 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 4, 10 at 17:02

looks sorta like a tiny cricket...bright blue, bright red...I think it is what is eating everything green..what is it..and what can I do about it before it eats me out of house and home...


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RE: red and blue brightly colored bug..help

I sent you an email regarding this bug Keesha.

~Annie


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RE: red and blue brightly colored bug..help

thanks!


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RE: red and blue brightly colored bug..help!

That is the exact bug annie...He has now been found in Indiana too..three of them buggers...


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RE: red and blue brightly colored bug..help

It is some kind of a Chinch bug.
Maybe even a new species. I found just the two sitings of it - one in England and the other in Massachusetts. I didn't look any further. So you found another siting in Indiana.

For others interested, here is the definition I found:

A bug (Blissus leucopterus), which, in the
United States, is very destructive to grass, wheat, and
other grains; -- also called chiniz, chinch bug,
chink bug. It resembles the bedbug in its disgusting
odor.

Below is the Link to a photo I found and Keesha confirmed is the very bug she saw:

Here is a link that might be useful: Red and Blue Chinch bug


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