Arthropod Samples in July 2013

    Arthropod Samples in July 2013

    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


    Predaceous Red Mite (Erythraeidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    predaceous red mite

    predaceous red mite

    predaceous red mite

    predaceous red mite

    Photo(s): Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org; Seth Drury, Utah State University; Jim Occi, BugPics, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Cornell University; Oregon State University


    Nocturnal Velvet Ant (Mutillidae)

    Scientific Name: Odontophotopsis cassia

    velvet ant

    Photo(s): Johnny N. Dell, Bugwood.org

    Type: Stinging pest, but not aggressive - parasitoid of ground-nesting bees

    Situation: In Home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: University of Nebraska Lincoln; University of Florida


    Bark Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Ips hunteri

    bark beetle

    bark beetle

    Photo(s): Joseph O'Brian, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.jpg,

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Blue Spruce

    County: Idaho

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University Extension


    Plant Bug (Miridae)

    Scientific Name: Plagiognathus sp.

    plant bug

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

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: On Honey Locust

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: None


    Fishing Spider (Pisauridae)

    Scientific Name: Dolomedes sp.

    fishing spider

    fishing spider

    fishing spider

    Photo(s): Gerald Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org; Sturgis Mckeever, Georgia Southern University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial insect predator

    Situation: Found under a bridge

    County: Duchesne

    Fact Sheets: Penn State; University of Arkansas


    Thrips (Thysanoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    Photo(s): Immature thrips and thrips damage and fecal spots on cucumber. Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: On eggplant

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Tomato Russet Mite (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: (Aculops lycopersici)

    tomato russet mite

    Photo(s): Jack Clark, UC Statewide IPM Project, University of California, ipm.ucdavis.edu

    Type: Tomato pest

    Situation: On tomato

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM


    Minute Pirate Bug (Anthocoridae)

    Scientific Name: Orius tristicolor

    pirate bug

    pirate bug

    Photo(s): Minute pirate bug nymph, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Adult minute pirate bug feeding on an aphid, Bradley Higbee, Paramount Farming, Bugwood.org.

    Type:Beneficial

    Situation: Bark of ash tree

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets:University of Missouri Extension


    Masked Hunter (Reduviidae)

    Scientific Name: Reduvius personatus

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    Photo(s): (1) & (2) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (3) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predatory Bugs, Biting insects, Beneficial

    Host: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Michigan State University


    Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    caddisfly

    caddisfly

    caddisfly

    Photo(s): Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University; Jessica Lawrence, Eurofins Agroscience Services, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Beneficial insect

    Host: Found near home

    County: Wasatch

    Fact Sheets: Texas A&M


    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


    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.