Arthropod Samples in August 2015

    Arthropod Samples in August 2015

    Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Silvanidae)

    Scientific Name: Oryzaephilus surinamensis

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    Photo(s): Clemson University, Bugwood.org; Seth Drury, Utah State University; Emilie Bess, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Stored product pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Cornell University


    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


    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


    Wasp (Vespidae)

    Scientific Name: Polistes dominula

    paper wasp

    paper wasp

    paper wasp

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Stinging

    Situation: Found inhabiting a cabin

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Colorado State University


    Psyllid (Psyllidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    psyllid

    psyllid

    psyllid

    psyllid

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, bugwood.org; Pest and Diseases Image Library, bugwood.org; Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Ag and Consumer Services, bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found on potatoes

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: UC Davis; Colorado State University


    Vivid Metallic Ground Beetle (Carabidae) (Bembidiini tribe)

    Scientific Name: Chlaenius sp.

    ground beetle

    ground beetle

    Photo(s): Merle Shepard, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial predatory insect

    Situation: On Turf

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Images


    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


    Cicada (Cicadidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cicada

    cicada

    Photo(s): Adult periodical cicada, John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Nymph periodical cicada, Tim Tigner, Virginia Department of Forestry,

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California


    Case-Making Clothes Moth: (Tineidae)

    Scientific Name: Tinea pellionella

    case-making moth

    Photo(s): (top) Casemaking clothes moth case and pupal skin; (bottom) adult casemaking clothes moth.

    Type: Clothes pest

    Situation: Taxidermy mounts

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; University of California IPM


    American Dog Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor variabilis

    dog tick

    dog tick

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Feeds on humans, dogs, other mammals

    Situation: Found on human

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey; Colorado State University Extension


    Solitary Bees (Hymenoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    solitary bee

    solitary bee

    solitary bee

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Polinator

    Situation: In yard, attracted to swimming pool

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets:

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    *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.