Arthropods Diagnosed in September 2011

Arthropod (insects, spiders, mites, etc.) samples diagnosed by the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab in September 2011

  1. Hobo Spider
  2. Snakefly
  3. Springtail (collembolla)
  4. Carpet Beetle
  5. Snowy Tree Cricket 
  6. Bot Fly 
  7. Noctuid Larvae (Noctuidae)
  8. June Beetle (Scarabidae)
  9. Seed Bug
  10. Stink Bug
  11. Banded Orb Weaver (Araneidae)
  12. Midge fly (Chironomidae)
  13. Weevil (Curculionidae)
  14. Camel Cricket
  15. Sumac Flea Beetle (Chrysomelidae) 
  16. Gall Mite (Eriophyidae) 
  17. Mites

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  Hobo Spider (Agelenidae)


 Scientific Name: Tegenaria agrestis

        

Photo(s)
Video and photos by Ryan Davis, Utah State University. 

Type: Biting/Beneficial

Host: Various insects

County: Davis, Cache

Fact Sheets:
Utah State University Extension 

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Snakefly (Rhaphidoptera)


Scientific Name
: N/A   

     

Photo(s)
Photo on left taken at Red Butte Gardens, Larvae below found in home in SLC

Type: Predatory Insect/Beneficial

Host: Various insects 

County: Salt Lake County

Fact Sheets: 
Washington State University Extension 

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Springtail (Collembola)


Scientific Name
N/A

    

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: Found in Garage

County: Davis

Fact Sheets:
Colorado State UniversityUniversity of California IPM    

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  Carpet Beetle (Dermestidae)


Scientific Name
Trogoderma sp.

    

Photo(s)carpet beetle Larva and adult, Joel Smith, Utah State University.

Type: pest Stored food, structural

Situation:Found in window seal

County: Davis

Fact Sheets:
University of FloridaPenn StateUniversity of California IPM

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  Snowy Tree Cricket (Gryllidae)


 Scientific Name:Oecanthus sp.

     

Photo(s)
Female and Male (Joel Smith Utah State University)

Type: Beneficial & Minor pest

Host: Variety of insects

Fact Sheets
University of Florida 

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 Bot Fly (Oestridae)


Scientific Name
:Cuterebra sp.

            


Photo(s)(Second from Right) with eggs, Joel Smith, Utah State University.

Type: Parasitic pest

Host: Small mammals

Fact Sheets
North Carolina State University

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Noctuid Larvae (Noctuidae)


Scientific Name: N/A

    

Photo(s)
Joel Smith, Utah State University. 

Type: Garden pest (Larvae are "cutworms" that feed on leafy green plants such as lettuce)

Situation:Found in soil (early spring)

County: Salt Lake, Cache

Fact Sheets
Utah State University Extension

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June Beetle (Scarabidae)


Scientific Name:
N/A

    

Photo(s)
Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org, 

(Right): Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org 

 Type: Garden pest 

Situation: Found in tree roots

County: Wasatch

Fact Sheets
Utah State University Extension

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Seed Bug (Lygaeidae) 


Scientific Name:
Kleidocerys sp.



Photo(s)
Joel Smith USU

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

Situation:Found on white birch

County: Salt Lake

Fact Sheets
University of Kentucky

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Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)


Scientific Name
: Chlorochroa sp.

        

Photo(s)
:
 (Left):William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org (Right): Joel Smith USU

Type: Sucking Plant pest

Situation: In home 

County: Utah

Fact Sheets
Ohio State University; Utah State University Extension

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Banded Orb Weaver (Araneidae)


Scientific Name
: Argiope trifasciata



Photo(s)
Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Type: Beneficial

Situation:  Outside

County: Box Elder

Fact Sheets
Penn State; Images by Peter J. Bryant

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Midge fly (Chironomidae)

Scientific Name: Chironomus plumosus



Photo(s)
 Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

Type: Non-biting Midge

Situation: On Homes in Saratoga springs

County: Utah

Fact Sheets
Ohio State University;


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 Weevil (Curculionidae)

Scientific Name: Smicronyx sp.

    

Photo(s):  Joel Smith USU.

Type: Non-pest seed feeder

Situation: In grain

County: Davis

Fact Sheets:
North Dakota State University

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 Camel Crickets (Rhaphidophoridae)

Scientific Name: N/A



Photo(s)
:
 Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org Joel Smith USU

Type: No human/plant threat

Situation: In home, around septic tank

County: Carbon

Fact Sheets
University of Missouri Extension 

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 Sumac Flea Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

Scientific Name: Blepharida rhois



Photo(s)
:
  Joel Smith USU

Type: Host plant:  sumac

Situation: Found on Fragrant Sumac

County: Utah

Fact Sheets
Minnesota Seasons Tourism; Colorado State University Extension

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Gall, Rust and Blister Mites (Eriophyidae)

 
Scientific Name: Convovulus arvensis, Eriophyes parapopuli

    

Photo(s)PUSDA Agricultural Research Station, Bugwood.org, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Situation: Found in garden

County: Utah, Salt Lake

Fact Sheets

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Mite (Parasitidae)

Scientific Name: N/A

    

Photo(s)Milan Zubrik, Forest Research Institute- Slovakia, Bugwood.org
John A. Weidhass, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org

Situation: Tomato

County: Salt Lake

Fact Sheets
Penn State; Colorado State University Extension;

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 *Links in the table 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.  Pesticide recommendations provided in out-of-state publications should be checked by your local Extension office or the the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab.  Pictures above are not always the exact species identified, but are representative photos of submitted samples.