false chinch bug

noun

: a small dark bug (Nysius ericae) resembling the related chinch bug in appearance and habits though commonly feeding on weeds and not often seriously destructive to cultivated crops

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“False chinch bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20chinch%20bug. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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