Arthropod Samples in May 2013

    Arthropod Samples in May 2013

    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


    Juniper Budworm Moth (Tortricidae)

    Scientific Name: Cudonigera houstonana

    juniper budworm moth

    Photo(s): Ronald F. Billings, Texas Forest Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: Found on Juniper

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Texas Forest Service


    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


    Flour Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Tribolium sp

    flour beetle

    flour beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Stored grain and food pests (not typically considered hive pests)

    Situation: Found in beehive

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State


    Delusions of Infestation

    Scientific Name: N/A

    delusitory parasitosis

    delusitory parasitosis

    delusitory parasitosis

    Photo(s): Typical sample submitted by DI sufferer, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Samuel Abbott, Utah State University.

    Type: Medical. Perceived pest bites and infection when none are present.

    Situation: In Home

    County: SLC

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    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


    Clover Mites (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Bryobia Praetiosa

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    Photo(s): Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Colorado State University


    No See-Ums (Ceratopogonidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    no see-um

    no see-um

    no see-um

    Photo(s): Ed Schmidtmann, Purdue University; David Reed, Bugguide.net; Thomas Walton and Erica Suchman, American Society for Microbiology.

    Type: Biting/Blood-Sucking

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Purdue University; Colorado State University


    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


    Pitch Mass Borer (Pyralidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    pitch mass borer

    pitch mass borer

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, bugwood.org.

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: Found infesting a Ponderosa Pine

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: U.S. Forestry Service; Colorado State University Extension


    Leaf Hopper (Cicadellidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    leaf hopper

    Photo(s): J.L Danet, INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Host: N/A

    County: Salt Lake

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


    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


    Aphid (Aphidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    Photo(s): Adult aphid, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Fruit/ornamental plant pest

    Situation: In yard

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University(Alfalfa); Utah State University(Wheat); Colorado State University


    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


    Cutworms (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cutworm

    cutworm

    cutworm

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Seth Drury, Utah State University.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Possible plant pest

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Maine; Penn State


    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


    Soft Scale (Coccidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    soft scale

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

    Type: Sucking Plant pest

    Situation: Found on lime tree on campus

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Confused Flour Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Attagenus unicolor

    black carpet beetle

    Photo(s): Seth Drury, Utah State University; Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Produce pest

    Situation: Found in farmers wheat product

    County: Rock

    Fact Sheets: University of Maine; Penn State University; Purdue University


    Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor andersoni

    dog tick

    dog tick

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Feeds on humans, dogs, other mammals

    Situation: Found on dog in Uintas

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    Wheat Curl Mite (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: Aceria tosichella

    wheat curl mite

    wheat curl mite

    wheat curl mite

    Photo(s): Marie Langham, South Dakota State University; Idaho University.

    Type: Plant pest, vector of plant diseases

    Situation: Found infesting farmers wheat

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University ExtensionKansas 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.