Seed Bugs or Chinch Bugs



The Lygaeidae are a large family that includes some species that are pests of agricultural crops and other vegetation. Most species in this family are known as seed bugs and are usually brown to red in colour. Lygaeidae have a hard, elongated body ranging from 4-20 millimetres in length. The front section of their forewings is slightly sclerotised and the back section membranous. Their hind wings are always membranous.

Nysius vinitor (Rutherglen bug)

This bug is a well-known pest species occurring in many parts of the country. These small bugs grow to less than 4 millimetres in length but can build up in such numbers that they cause serious damage to fruit and vegetable crops.

For more seed and chinch bug species visit the Australian Insect Common Names



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