Arthropod Samples in August 2014

    Arthropod Samples in August 2014

    Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    seed bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith USU

    Type:plant pest- feeds on seeds, dry fruit, and other plant juices

    Situation: Found on Field (pepper cucurbits)

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    Crane Fly (Tipulidae)

    Scientific Name: Tipula spp

    crane fly

    crane fly

    crane fly

    Photo(s): Edqrd Manigault, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found in field

    County:

    Fact Sheets: Study of Northern Virginia Ecology; University of California


    Mosquito (Culcidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    mosquito

    mosquito

    mosquito

    Photo(s): James Gathany, CDC. Wikipedia Commons; Jim Occi, BugPics, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Medically important insect

    Situation: Found in product

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Penn State


    False Chinch Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Nysius raphanus

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): False chinch bug adult, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Chinch bug nymphs and adults, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: In Home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    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


    Comb-Clawed Beetle (Alleculidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    comb-clawed beetle

    Photo(s): David T. Almquist, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

    Type: Secondary Pest, Feed on pollen, organic matter, fungi, decaying wood

    Situation: In home

    County: Box Elder, Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    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


    Field Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Formica sp

    field ant

    field ant

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University; April Noble, Antweb.org

    Type: Home pest

    Situation: In house

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University


    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


    Checkered Beetle (Cleridae)

    Scientific Name: Necrobia rufipes

    checkered beetle

    checkered beetle

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Beneficial- Feed on other beetles and beetle larvae

    Situation: Found by extension agent

    County: Box Elder

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


    *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.