Nymphs of a hairy chinch bug

6987.      These are outside near the garden and on the sunny, hot landscaping rocks. They come out in the hundreds around 5:00pm in the hot sun. At first we thought they were ants. Lakehurst, ON. Canada

Number 6987. These look like nymphs of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a lawn/turf pest – Click here for details.