Arthropod Samples in February 2011

    Arthropod Samples in February 2011

    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


    Bed Bug (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Cimex lectularius

    bed bug

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

    Type: Biting/Medical

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Utah State University (For Pest Control Professionals); National Center for Healthy Housing


    Poplar Twiggall Fly (Agromyzidae)

    Scientific Name: Hexomyza schineri

    twiggall fly

    twiggall fly

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; William Ciesla, Forest Health International, Bugwood.org

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: In nursery on quaking aspen

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; Insect Images

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