Arthropod Samples in May 2011

    Arthropod Samples in May 2011

    Cicada (Cicadidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cicada

    cicada

    Photo(s): Adult periodical cicada, John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Nymph periodical cicada, Tim Tigner, Virginia Department of Forestry,

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California


    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


    Carrot Rust Fly (Psilidae)

    Scientific Name: Psili rosea

    rust fly

    Photo(s): A damaged carrot with carrot rust fly larvae on it. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: In garden

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Ohio State University Extension; Washington State Universtiy


    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


    Alfalfa Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Hypera postica

    alfalfa weevil

    alfalfa weevil

    alfalfa weevil

    Photo(s): Alfalfa weevil larvae, Frank Peairs, Colorado State University; (Middle) Adult alfalfa weevil, Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series; Alfalfa weevil damages, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Crop pest

    Situation: Alfalfa Crop

    County: Beaver

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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Ground Beetle (Carabidae)

    Scientific Name: Loxandrus sp

    ground beetle

    ground beetle

    Photo(s): Adult ground beetle, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (Bottom) Immature ground beetle, Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institure, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Fly (Tachinidae)

    Scientific Name: na

    fly

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

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Colorado 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.