Arthropod Samples in October 2010

    Arthropod Samples in October 2010

    Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    rove beetle

    rove beetle

    rove beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org; Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Beneficial beetle

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; New Mexico State University; Images Bugguide


    Cellar Spider (Pholcidae)

    Scientific Name: Crossopriza lyoni

    cellar spider

    cellar spider

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

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In storage facility

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky;University of Michigan


    Spruce Spider Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Oligonychus ununguis

    spider mite

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Petr Kapitola, State Phytosanitary Institute, Bugwood.org; USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Archive, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant and tree pest

    Situation: On blue spruce

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University


    Aphid (Aphidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    Photo(s): Adult aphid, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Fruit/ornamental plant pest

    Situation: In yard

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University(Alfalfa); Utah State University(Wheat); Colorado State University


    Yellowjacket (Vespidae)

    Scientific Name: Vespula pensylvanica

    yellow jacket

    yellow jacket

    yellow jacket

    Photo(s): (2 images) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org - Yellowjacket (left) and Bald-faced hornet (right)

    Type: Beneficial, stinging pest

    Situation: People stung at bus stop

    County: Sevier

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Univeristy of California IPM; West virginia 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


    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


    Nocturnal Velvet Ant (Mutillidae)

    Scientific Name: Odontophotopsis cassia

    velvet ant

    Photo(s): Johnny N. Dell, Bugwood.org

    Type: Stinging pest, but not aggressive - parasitoid of ground-nesting bees

    Situation: In Home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: University of Nebraska Lincoln; University of Florida


    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


    Elm Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Xanthogaleruca luteola

    elm leaf beetle

    elm leaf beetle

    elm leaf beetle

    elm leaf beetle

    Photo(s): Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (2 images) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Wiliam M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: Thousands in house

    County: Washington

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


    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


    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

    *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.