Arthropod Samples in May 2010

    Arthropod Samples in May 2010

    American Dog Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor variabilis

    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


    Warehouse Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Trogoderma variabile

    warehouse beetle larvae

    warehouse beetle

    Photo(s): Warehouse beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University. Adult beetle, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Pantry pest

    Situation: Found in Trailer

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University


    Strawberry Root Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Otiorhynchus sp.

    strawberry root weevil

    Photo(s): Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit pest

    Situation: On Strawberry

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    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


    Pine Needle Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Chionaspis pinifoliae

    pineneedle scale

    Photo(s): John A. Weidhass, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Blue Spruce

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; Penn State


    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


    Bark Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Ips hunteri

    bark beetle

    bark beetle

    Photo(s): Joseph O'Brian, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.jpg,

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Blue Spruce

    County: Idaho

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University Extension


    Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cottonwood leaf beetle

    cottonwood leaf beetle

    Photo(s): Cottonwood leaf beetle larvae and adult, Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org; Cottonwood leaf beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Minnesota; New Mexico State University; Forest Pests


    Midge fly (Chironomidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    midge fly

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Non-biting Midge

    Situation: In Home

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: University of Missouri


    Honey Pot Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Myrmecocystus mexicanus

    For photos clikc HERE

    Photo(s): Bugguide.net

    Type: Non-Pest

    Situation: In Yard

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: Navajo nature.org


    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


    Rice Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Sitophilus oryzae

    rice weevil

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Stored Product

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets:Colorado State University


    Vagabond Gall Aphid (Aphididae)

    Scientific Name: Mordvikoja vagabunda

    gall aphid

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

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On House

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: urbanforestrysouth.org


    Banded Ash Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Neoclytus caprea

    banded ash borer

    banded ash borer

    Photo(s): James Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: In yard

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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: Box Elder

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


    Noctuid Larvae (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cutworm

    cutworm

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Garden pest/turf (Larvae are "cutworms" that feed on leafy green plants such as lettuce)

    Situation: Found in soil (early spring)

    County: Cache/ Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    Arizona Cypress Beetle (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Phloeosinus cristatus

    For phots click HERE

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

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Arizona Cypres

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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


    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: Davis

    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.