Arthropod Samples in October 2013

    Arthropod Samples in October 2013

    Subterranean Termite (Rhinotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus

    termite

    Photo(s): Winged subterranean termite, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Nebraska Lincoln


    Flathead Woodborer (Buprestidae)

    Scientific Name: na

    woodborer

    woodborer

    Photo(s): Immature borer, James Solomon, USDA Forest Service; (Bottom) Mature borer, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Ornamental and Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: Italian Cypress

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; Forest Service


    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


    Spruce Spider Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Oligonychus ununguis

    spider mite

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Petr Kapitola, State Phytosanitary Institute, Bugwood.org; USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Archive, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant and tree pest

    Situation: On blue spruce

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Penn 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


    Cat-Faced Spider (Araneidae)

    Scientific Name: Araneus gemmoides

    cat faced spider

    cat faced spider

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

    Type: Beneficial, not harmful to humans

    Situation: In house

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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


    Carabid Beetle (Carabidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    carabid beetle

    carabid beetle

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

    Type: Beneficial insect

    Situation: Found near home

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Utah 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.