Arthropod Samples in August 2013

    Arthropod Samples in August 2013

    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


    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


    Figeater Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Cotinis mutabilis

    figeater beetle

    figeater beetle

    Photo(s): Figeater beetle larvae, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Adult figeater beetle, Wikipedia.com

    Type: Beneficial (aids in decomposition); may damage ripe or overripe fruit.

    Situation: Found in soil

    County: Utah, Cache

    Fact Sheets: Wikipedia; University of California IPM


    Grass Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    grass spider

    grass spider

    grass spider

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Non-medical, Beneficial

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; Penn State; bugguide images


    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


    Pyralid Cone Moth (Pyralidae)

    Scientific Name: Dioryctria sp.

    pyralid cone moth

    pyralid cone moth

    pyralid cone moth

    pyralid cone moth

    Photo(s): Seth M. Drury, Utah State University; Larry R. Barber, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found infesting austrian pine cones

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Penn State


    Drywood Termite (kalotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    drywood termite

    Photo(s): Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org

    Type: Structural pest.

    Situation: In House

    County: Washigton

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey; UCIPM Drywood Termites


    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


    Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Prionus sp.

    long-horned beetle

    long-horned beetle

    long-horned beetle

    Photo(s): Donald Owen, California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bugwood.org; Steven Valley, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Bugwood.org; Jerry Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Root-boring pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Lincoln (NV)

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Oklahoma State Universtiy


    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


    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


    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


    Bumble Flower Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Euphoria sp.

    bumble beetle

    bumble beetle

    bumble beetle

    Photo(s): Merle Shepard, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial predatory insect

    Situation: On corn and on peach

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Images


    Yellowjacket (Vespidae)

    Scientific Name: Vespula pensylvanica

    yellow jacket

    yellow jacket

    yellow jacket

    Photo(s): (2 images) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org - Yellowjacket (left) and Bald-faced hornet (right)

    Type: Beneficial, stinging pest

    Situation: People stung at bus stop

    County: Sevier

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Univeristy of California IPM; West virginia University Extension


    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


    Rose Stem Girdler (Buprestidae)

    Scientific Name: Agrilus cuprescens

    rose stem girdler

    rose stem girdler

    rose stem girdler

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University; James W.Armine Jr, West Virginia University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found on a raspberry

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University News


    Cobweb Spider (Theridiidae)

    Scientific Name: Blissus sp.

    cobweb spider

    cobweb spider

    Photo(s): Univ. of Wisconsin Dept. of Ent. Bugwood.org, Colorado State Univ. Whitney Cranshaw.

    Type: Predator Beneficial

    Situation: In Home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Fact Sheet Univ. CA Davis; Fact Sheet Virginia Tech; Images Univ. CA Irvine; Images Bugguide; Fact Sheet Penn State Univ.


    Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    fungus gnat

    fungus gnat

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Feed on fungi and decomposing organic matter

    Situation: Found in greenhouse

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Utah State University Entomology; Colorado State University Extension


    Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetranychis urticae

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found on eggplant

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Crevice Weaving Spider (Filistatidae)

    Scientific Name: Kukulcania sp

    crevice weeving spider

    crevice weeving spider

    Photo(s): Edward Manigault, Clemson University Donated Collection, Bugwood.org; Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Lincoln (NV)

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida


    Hunting Billbug: (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Sphenophorus venatus

    hunting billbug

    hunting billbug

    Photo(s): Rocky mountain weevil adult (Sphenophorus cicatristriatus), Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Rocky Mountain Weevil larvae (looks similar to hunting billbug larva), Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Turfgrass

    Situation: Turfgrass

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State Unversity Extension; 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.