Hairy Chinch Bug Biology and Parasitoids in Ohio. Mrs. Jennifer Andon Department of Entomology The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 2004-2006. Objectives. Survey and document the annual populations of hairy chinch bugs and their egg parasitoid in Ohio lawn-type turf.
Mrs. Jennifer Andon
Department of Entomology
The Ohio State University
Recent observations of hairy chinch bug populations appears to conflict with earlier studies.
We have found HCB in irrigated lawns which were thought to be at low risk for infestation.
Blissus leucopterus hirtus Montandon
Reared HCB colonies obtained from irrigated and non-irrigated lawns on sorghum in the greenhouse.
2004 & 2005 Data
Ex: Niemczyk & Shetlar 2000
Pathogens, Parasites, Predators
inside HCB egg
Bigeyed Bugs Geocoridae
Hairy Chinch Bug cadaver with
Isolated culture of Beauveria bassiana
10-1 10-2 10-3 10-4 10 -5 10-6
16 billion CFUs per ml of