Explanation of Names
Blissus leucopterus (Say 1832)
leucopterus = 'white-winged'
Wings vary in length (from as long as the body to ⅓-½ body length) and bear a distinctive triangular black mark.
Nymphs & adults
(brachypterous & macropterous)
NA east of the Rockies (NS-FL to WY-TX)(1)(2)(3)
overwinter as adults in protected areas, such as among weeds and grasses near fields.
during periods of abundance has caused massive damage to corn and small grains in the midwestem states(2)