Arthropod Samples in June 2010

    Arthropod Samples in June 2010

    Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor andersoni

    dog tick

    dog tick

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Feeds on humans, dogs, other mammals

    Situation: Found on human

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey; Colorado State University Extension


    Earwig

    Scientific Name: Dermaptera (Order)

    earwig

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

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Bean

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Spinach Leaf Miner

    Scientific Name: Pegomya hyoscyami

    leaf miner

    leaf miner

    leaf miner

    Photo(s): Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org, (Far Right) Plant Protection Service Archive, Plant Protection Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fly

    Situation: On Spinach

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University


    Cabbage Looper (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: Trichoplusia sp.

    cabbage looper

    cabbage looper

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

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Cabbage

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University Extension


    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


    Striped Cucumber Beetle (Coccinellidae)

    Scientific Name: Aclymma trivittatum

    cucumber beetle

    cucumber beetle

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

    Type: Cucumber and watermelon pest

    Situation: In Garden

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey


    Drywood Termite (kalotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    drywood termite

    Photo(s): Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org

    Type: Structural pest.

    Situation: In House

    County: Washigton

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey; UC IPM Drywood Termites


    Subterranean Termite (Rhinotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus

    termite

    Photo(s): Winged subterranean termite, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Davis

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


    Plant Bug (Miridae)

    Scientific Name: Plagiognathus sp.

    plant bug

    Photo(s): Adult sycamore plant bug, Marion Murray, Utah State University.

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: On Honey Locust

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Pest Advisory Article


    White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Sphingidae)

    Scientific Name: Hyles lineata

    sphinx moth

    sphinx moth

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

    Type: Hornworm plant pest

    Situation: On Ground

    County: Millard

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    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


    Cooley's Spruce Gall (Adelgidae)

    Scientific Name: Adelges cooleyi

    spruce gall

    spruce gall

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

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: On Blue Spruce

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University Extension


    Green Dock Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Gastrophysa viridula

    green dock beetle

    green dock beetle

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

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: On Curly Dock

    County: Sevier

    Fact Sheets: University of Minnesota; Colorado State University Extension; UC Davis


    Camel Spider (Solifugae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    camel spider

    camel spider

    camel spider

    Photo(s): Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern University, Bugwood.org, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org, Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predator

    Situation: In Home

    County: Iron

    Fact Sheets: solpugid.com


    Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    seed bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith USU

    Type:plant pest- feeds on seeds, dry fruit, and other plant juices

    Situation: Found on Field (pepper cucurbits)

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    Pine Sawfly (Diprionidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    pine sawfly

    pine sawfly

    Photo(s): Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

    Type:Wasp Larvae

    Situation: On Scotch Pine

    County: Various

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky; USU Pine Sawfly


    Black Carpet Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Attagenus unicolor

    black carpet beetle

    Photo(s): Black carpet beetle, adult (top) and larvae (bot) Clemson University USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series.

    Type: Household pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM

    *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.