Arthropod Samples in January 2014

    Arthropod Samples in January 2014

    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


    Big-Horn Sheep Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor hunteri

    sheep tick

    sheep tick

    sheep tick

    sheep tick

    Photo(s): Seth Drury, Utah State University.

    Type: Animal exoparasite.

    Situation: Found in field

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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


    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


    Domestic House Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: Tegenaria domestica

    domestic house spider

    Photo(s): Joseph Burger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Not medically significant (poisonous)

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University; Colorado State University


    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


    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


    Warehouse Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Trogoderma variabile

    warehouse beetle larvae

    warehouse beetle

    Photo(s): Warehouse beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University. Adult beetle, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Pantry pest

    Situation: Found in Trailer

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University


    Blackhorned Pine Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Callidium antennatum

    pine borer

    pine borer

    pine borer

    Photo(s): William M Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org; Steven Valley, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; 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.