Arthropod Samples in July 2011

    Arthropod Samples in July 2011

    Balsam Twig Aphid (Aphididae)

    Scientific Name: Mindarus abietinus

    twig aphid

    Photo(s): Balsam twig aphid on a fir. Note the curled needles that are characteristic of an aphid infestation. E. Bradford Walker, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Bugwood.org

    Type: Landscape ornamentals, trees, garden

    Situation: Sup-alpine fir

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Michigan State University


    Tomato Hornworm/Five Spotted Hawkmoth (Sphingidae)

    Scientific Name: Maduca quinquemaculata

    hornworm

    hornworm

    Photo(s): Adult tomato hornworm, Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org. Tomato hornworm larvae, William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org;

    Type: Garden

    Situation: In garden

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; Colorado State University; Utah State University Extension; Garden Web Photos


    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


    Big-Eyed Bug (Geocoridae)

    Scientific Name: Geocoris sp.

    big eyed bug

    Photo(s): Adult big-eyed bug, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: Alfalfa Field

    County: Kane

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; University of Arizona


    Lesser Grain Borer (Bostrichidae)

    Scientific Name: Rhyzopertha dominica

    grain borer

    grain borer

    Photo(s): Lesser grain borer; Wheat eaten by lesser grain borer, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Stored food, grain crops

    Situation: Found in winter stored wheat

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; University of Florida; Purdue University


    False Chinch Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Nysius raphanus

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): False chinch bug adult, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Chinch bug nymphs and adults, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: In Home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    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: On Tomatoes

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: New Mexico State University; Forest Pests


    Flour Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Tribolium sp

    flour beetle

    flour beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Stored grain and food pests (not typically considered hive pests)

    Situation: Found in beehive

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State


    Springtail (Collembola)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    springtail

    springtail

    Photo(s): (Left) Springtail with extended furcula, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; (Right) Springtails crawling through the soil, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Tiny Nuisance

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Horsehair Worm

    Scientific Name: Phylum Nematomorphora

    horsehair worm

    Photo(s): 5-6 Adult horsehair worms, Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: pastureland

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; University of Nebraska Lincoln; Oklahoma State University


    Sycamore Plant Bug (Miridae)

    Scientific Name: Plagiognathus albatus

    sycamore bug

    Photo(s): Adult sycamore plant bug, Marion Murray, Utah State University.

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: Sycamore

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Advisories


    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


    Dusky Sap Beetle (Nitidulidae)

    Scientific Name: Carpophilus lugubris

    dusky sap beetle

    dusky sap beetle

    Photo(s): Dusky sap beetle feeding on corn, Keith Weller, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; Dusky sap beetle adult, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Forage and field, landscape ornamentals

    Situation: Apricot tree

    County: Kane

    Fact Sheets: North Carolina State University; Utah State University Extension


    Blister Beetle (Meloidae)

    Scientific Name: Epicauta fabricii

    blister beetle

    blister beetle

    Photo(s): Adult blister beetle, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (Right) Blister beetle adult, Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Blister beetle are highly toxic to horses if consumed in hay and can cause blisters and irritation if handled.

    Situation: Alfalfa field

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of Kentucky; University of Illinois IPM; North Dakota State University


    Tamarisk Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Diorhabda elongata

    tamarisk beetle

    tamarisk beetle

    tamarisk beetle

    Photo(s): Tamarisk beetle larvae feeding on invasive tamarisk, Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org; Tamarisk beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; Adult tamarisk beetle, Robert D. Richard, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Biocontrol, Beneficial

    Situation: Found outside house

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; USDA


    San Jose Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus

    san jose scale

    san jose scale

    san jose scale

    Photo(s): (2 images) United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; E Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: On apple

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Blister Mites (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    blister mites

    blister mites

    blister mites

    Photo(s): Damage from blister mites, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Two photos: Mites on Apple leaf, Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Fruit and Leaf-damaging pest

    Situation: On Pear

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Woolly Apple Aphids (Aphididae)

    Scientific Name: Eriosma lanigerum

    wooly apple aphid

    wooly apple aphid

    Photo(s): University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org, University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit trees

    Situation: Apple trees

    County: Sanpete

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Colorado 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


    Cynipid Gall Wasp

    Scientific Name: N/A

    gall wasp

    gall wasp

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis USU

    Type: Plant pest

    Host: found on oak tree

    County: Wasatch

    Fact Sheets: Forestry Images; University of Minnesota


    Leaf Hopper (Cicadellidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    leaf hopper

    Photo(s): J.L Danet, INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Host: N/A

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; 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.