Arthropod Samples in September 2011

    Arthropod Samples in September 2011

    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


    Snakefly (Rhaphidoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    snake fly

    snake fly

    Photo(s): Photo on left taken at Red Butte Gardens, Larvae below found in home in SLC

    Type: Predatory Insect/Beneficial

    Situation: Various insects

    County: Salt Lake County

    Fact Sheets: Washington State University


    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


    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


    Snowy Tree Cricket (Gryllidae)

    Scientific Name: Oecanthus sp.

    snowy tree cricket

    snowy tree cricket

    Photo(s): Female and Male (Joel Smith Utah State University)

    Type: Beneficial & Minor pest

    Host: Variety of insects

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida


    Bot Fly (Oestridae)

    Scientific Name: Cuterebra sp.

    bot fly

    bot fly

    bot fly

    bot fly

    Photo(s): (Second from Right) with eggs, Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Parasitic pest

    Host: Small mammals

    Fact Sheets: North Carolina State University


    Noctuid Larvae (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cutworm

    cutworm

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Garden pest/turf (Larvae are "cutworms" that feed on leafy green plants such as lettuce)

    Situation: Found in soil (early spring)

    County: Cache/ Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    White Grub May/June Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Phyllophaga sp.

    may/june beetle

    may/june beetle

    may/june beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: Porch Light

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Minnesota


    Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    seed bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith USU

    Type:plant pest- feeds on seeds, dry fruit, and other plant juices

    Situation: Found on Field (pepper cucurbits)

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)

    Scientific Name: Holcostethus sp.

    stink bug

    Photo(s): Adult Holcostethus sp, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: In garden

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Newsletter; Utah State University; University of California IPM


    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


    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


    Root Weevil: (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Otiorhynchus spp.

    root weevil

    root weevil

    Photo(s): Rocky Mountain Weevil larvae, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Fruit/ornamental pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Camel Crickets (Rhaphidophoridae)

    Scientific Name: N/A.

    camel cricket

    Photo(s): Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org Joel Smith USU

    Type: No human/plant threat

    Situation: In home, around septic tank

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: University of Missouri


    Flea Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Altica sp.

    flea beetle

    flea beetle

    Photo(s): Western Black Flea Beetle, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Johnny Dell, insectimages.org.

    Type: Landscape plant pest

    Situation: On side of home

    County: Beaver

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; ATTRA(organic); University of Minnesota


    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


    Spider Mites (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    spider mite

    spider mite

    spider mite

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Milan Zubrik, Forest Research Institute- Slovakia, Bugwood.org; John A. Weidhass, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org; Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Plant Pest

    Situation: In building entry way

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Colorado State University

    *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.