Arthropod Samples in September 2010

    Arthropod Samples in September 2010

    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


    American Dagger Moth (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: Acronicta americana

    dagger moth

    dagger moth

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: On black walnut

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Alberta


    Black Pineleaf Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Nuculaspis claifornica

    black pinleaf

    black pinleaf

    Photo(s): Black pineleaf scale, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Pine Pest

    Situation: On pine tree

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension(Utah Pests Newsletter); Oregon Department of Forestry; University of Minnesota


    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


    Masked Hunter (Reduviidae)

    Scientific Name: Reduvius personatus

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    Photo(s): (1) & (2) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (3) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predatory Bugs, Biting insects, Beneficial

    Host: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Michigan 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


    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


    Corn Earworm (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: Helicoverpa zea

    corn earworm

    corn earworm

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

    Type: Corn, vegetable pest

    Host: On sweet corn

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Fall Armyworm (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: Spodoptera frugiperda

    fall army worm

    fall army worm

    fall army worm

    Photo(s): Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Charles Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; Lyle Buss, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

    Type: Corn, vegetable pest

    Host: On sweet corn

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Purdue University; University of Florida


    Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae)

    Scientific Name: Drassodes sp.

    ground spider

    ground spider

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: beneficial

    Host: In home

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    Field Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Formica sp

    field ant

    field ant

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University; April Noble, Antweb.org

    Type: Home pest

    Situation: In house

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University


    Banded Orb Weaver (Araneidae)

    Scientific Name: Argiope trifasciata

    banded orb weaver

    banded orb weaver

    banded orb weaver

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Dani Barchana, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial, not harmful to humans

    Situation: In house

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Cat-Faced Spider (Araneidae)

    Scientific Name: Araneus gemmoides

    cat faced spider

    cat faced spider

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

    Type: Beneficial, not harmful to humans

    Situation: In house

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Vivid Metallic Ground Beetle (Carabidae) (Bembidiini tribe)

    Scientific Name: Chlaenius sp.

    ground beetle

    ground beetle

    Photo(s): Merle Shepard, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial predatory insect

    Situation: On Turf

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Images


    Bumble Flower Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Euphoria sp.

    bumble beetle

    bumble beetle

    bumble beetle

    Photo(s): Merle Shepard, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial predatory insect

    Situation: On corn and on peach

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Images


    Tarantula Hawk (Pompilidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    tarantula hawk

    tarantula hawk

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

    Type: Parasitoid wasp

    Situation: On peach on the ground

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: USDA Forest Service; Images

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