Arthropod Samples in February 2015

    Arthropod Samples in February 2015

    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


    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


    German Cockroach (Blattellidae)

    Scientific Name: Blatella germanica

    german cockroach

    german cockroach

    german cockroach

    Photo(s): Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series; Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Food and Food Product Pest, possible carrier of pathogens

    Situation: Found in Garbage

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; University of Nebraska Lincoln;

    *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.