Southern Chinch Bug (Blissus insularis)
Habitat: Primarily found in the southeastern United States.
Preferred Hosts: St. Augustine grass, but can also affect Bermuda grass and centipede grass.
Appearance: Adults are black with white wings, while nymphs are reddish-orange.
Common Chinch Bug (Blissus leucopterus)
Habitat: Widespread across North America.
Preferred Hosts: Primary pest of grain crops like corn and wheat, but can also affect turfgrass.
Appearance: Adults are about ⅕-inch long, with a black body and white wings that have a triangular black mark.
Western Chinch Bug (Blissus occiduus)
Habitat: Western parts of North America.
Preferred Hosts: Buffalograss and other turfgrasses.
Appearance: Similar in size and appearance to the common chinch bug but primarily found in the western regions.
Hairy Chinch Bug (Blissus hirtus)
Habitat: Northern areas of the U.S. and parts of Canada.
Preferred Hosts: Fine fescues, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass.
Appearance: Slightly smaller than the common chinch bug with a dense covering of tiny hairs on their front wings.