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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Southern chinch bug — Life cycle

Southern chinch bug populations are active from April through October but peak during the summer when temperatures are above 90°F. All life stages reside in the turfgrass crown and the thatch and in the border between damaged and healthy grass. There are several generations a year.
Chinch bug nymphs
Photo by Dr. James L. Castner, University of Florida

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