Arthropod Samples in March 2010

    Arthropod Samples in March 2010

    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


    Delusions of Infestation

    Scientific Name: N/A

    delusitory parasitosis

    delusitory parasitosis

    delusitory parasitosis

    Photo(s): Typical sample submitted by DI sufferer, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Samuel Abbott, Utah State University.

    Type: Medical. Perceived pest bites and infection when none are present.

    Situation: In Home

    County: SLC

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Pinyon Needle Scale (Margarodidae)

    Scientific Name: Matsucoccus acalyptus

    pinyon needle scale

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

    Type: Ornamental Pest

    Situation: Found on Pinyon Pine

    County: Grand

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


    Hacklemesh Weaver (Amaurobiidae)

    Scientific Name: Callobius sp.

    hacklemesh weaver

    Photo(s): Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org;

    Type: Not medically significant (poisonous)

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn 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


    Domestic House Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: Tegenaria domestica

    domestic house spider

    Photo(s): Joseph Burger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Not medically significant (poisonous)

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University; 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

    *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.