Arthropod Samples in August 2010

    Arthropod Samples in August 2010

    Solitary Wasp (Sphecidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    solitary wasp

    Photo(s): Houping Liu, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predatory

    Situation: In house

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets:


    Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    soldier beetle

    Photo(s): Jim Occi, BugPics, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: On maple tree

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; Iowa State University


    Tomato Russet Mite (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: (Aculops lycopersici)

    tomato russet mite

    Photo(s): Jack Clark, UC Statewide IPM Project, University of California, ipm.ucdavis.edu

    Type: Tomato pest

    Situation: On tomato

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM


    Carpet Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Anthrenus sp.

    carpet beetle

    carpet beetle

    Photo(s): Black carpet beetle adult and larvae, Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; Carpet beetle larva and shed skin, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Stored food, structural.

    Situation: In Home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State; University of California IPM


    Comb-Clawed Beetle (Alleculidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    comb-clawed beetle

    Photo(s): David T. Almquist, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

    Type: Secondary Pest, Feed on pollen, organic matter, fungi, decaying wood

    Situation: In home

    County: Box Elder, Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    False Chinch Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Nysius raphanus

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): False chinch bug adult, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Chinch bug nymphs and adults, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: In Home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Wolf Spider (Lyxosidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    wolf spider

    wolf spider

    wolf spider

    Photo(s): Adult wolf spider carrying her young, Circumjacence, Wikipedia.org.(Middle) Characteristic eight eye pattern, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; Wolf spider, Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org;

    Type: Biting/Beneficial

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Wayne

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University Extension


    Yellow Sac Spider (Clubionidae)

    Scientific Name: Cheriacanthium sp.

    yellow sac spider

    yellow sac spider

    yellow sac spider

    Photo(s): David Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial/biting

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: salticidae.org


    Jumping Spider (Salticidae)

    Scientific Name: Phidippus sp.

    jumping spider

    jumping spider

    Photo(s): David Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial/biting

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Nebraska Lincoln


    Ghost Spider (Anyphaenidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    For photos click HERE

    Photo(s): N/A

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Hobo Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: Tegenaria agrestis

    hobo eggs

    hobo spider

    Photo(s): Video and photos by Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Biting/Beneficial

    Host: Various insects

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Springtail (Collembola)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    springtail

    springtail

    Photo(s): (Left) Springtail with extended furcula, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; (Right) Springtails crawling through the soil, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Tiny Nuisance

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Carpenter Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Camponotus sayi

    carpenter ant

    carpenter ant

    Photo(s): New York Carpenter Ant, April Nobile, Antweb.org

    Type: Structural pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Nebraska Lincoln


    Ground Beetle (Carabidae)

    Scientific Name: Loxandrus sp

    ground beetle

    ground beetle

    Photo(s): Adult ground beetle, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (Bottom) Immature ground beetle, Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institure, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Pavement Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetramorium caespitum

    pavement ant

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University; University of California IPM; Image at Antweb.org


    Leaf-footed Bug (Coreidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    leaf-footed bug

    leaf-footed bug

    leaf-footed bug

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org,

    Type: Nuisance pest.

    Situation: On golf course

    County: Wasatch

    Fact Sheets:Illinois Natural History Survey; Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Giant House Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: Tegenaria duellica

    For photos click HERE

    Photo(s): N/A

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Renton, WA

    Fact Sheets: Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team


    White Grub May/June Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Phyllophaga sp.

    may/june beetle

    may/june beetle

    may/june beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: Porch Light

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Minnesota


    Black Widow (Theridiidae)

    Scientific Name: Latrodectus hesperus

    black widow

    black widow

    black widow

    black widow

    black widow

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University (Left 2: Juvenile female, Right 2: Male); (Far Right) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Biting, medical concern; Benificial

    Situation: In home

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Peter J. Bryant; University of california IPM; Virginia Tech University


    Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetranychis urticae

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found on eggplant

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Red Fire Bug (Pyrrhocoridae)

    Scientific Name: Pyrrhocoris apterus

    red fire bug

    red fire bug

    red fire bug

    Photo(s): Erin Hodgson, Utah State University

    Type: Seed feeders on a wide range of plants

    Situation: On shrub

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Scorpion (Vaejovidae)

    Scientific Name: Paruroctonus sp.

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Non-medical (Not poisonous)

    Situation: In home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Indian Meal Moth (Pyralidae)

    Scientific Name: Plodia interpunctella

    indian meal moth

    indian meal moth

    indian meal moth

    Photo(s): Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org;

    Type: Stored food products pests

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake, Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University

    *Links on the page are not intended as authoritative sources of management information. Established links allow users to view pictures of pests and find general biology and control information; for Utah-specific control recommendations please contact the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab @ 435-797-2435. Pictures above are not always the exact species identified, but are representative photos of submitted samples.