Arthropod Samples in April 2013

    Arthropod Samples in April 2013

    Swallow Bug (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Oeciacus vicarius

    swallow bug

    swallow bug

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Joel Smith Utah State University;

    Type: Biting

    Situation: Swallows, Swallow nests, bats

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    Cedar tree Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Semanotus sp.

    cedar tree borer

    cedar tree borer

    cedar tree borer

    Photo(s): Randy Cyr, Greentree, Bugwood.org; Samuel Abbott, Utah State University; Gerald Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org; Bob Oakes, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Wood boring tree pest

    Situation: In firewood

    County: Nevada

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Sycamore Scale (Margarodidae)

    Scientific Name: Stomacoccus platani

    sycamore scale

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

    Type: Piercing/Sucking pest

    Situation: On Sycamore

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: None


    European Paper Wasp (Vespidae)

    Scientific Name: Polistes dominula

    paper wasp

    paper wasp

    paper wasp

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

    Type: Stinging

    Situation: Found inhabiting a cabin

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Colorado State University


    False Black Widow (Theridiidae)

    Scientific Name: Steatoda sp.

    false black widow

    false black widow

    false black widow

    false black widow

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial spider

    Situation: Found near a home

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Utah 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


    Hacklemesh Weaver (Amaurobiidae)

    Scientific Name: Callobius sp.

    hacklemesh weaver

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

    Type: Not medically significant (poisonous)

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn 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.