Arthropod Samples in April 2010

    Arthropod Samples in April 2010

    Bed Bug (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Cimex lectularius

    bed bug

    Photo(s): Adult bed bug, Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org;

    Type: Biting/Medical

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Utah State University (For Pest Control Professionals); National Center for Healthy Housing


    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;


    Cedar tree Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Semanotus sp.

    cedar tree borer

    cedar tree borer

    cedar tree borer

    Photo(s): Randy Cyr, Greentree, Bugwood.org; Samuel Abbott, Utah State University; Gerald Lenhard, Louisiana State University, Bugwood.org; Bob Oakes, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Wood boring tree pest

    Situation: In firewood

    County: Nevada

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilidae)

    Scientific Name: Tropisternus sp.

    water beetle

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predator beneficial

    Situation: In water

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Encyclopedia.com


    Yellow Sac Spider (Clubionidae)

    Scientific Name: Cheriacanthium sp.

    yellow sac spider

    yellow sac spider

    yellow sac spider

    Photo(s): David Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial/biting

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: salticidae.org


    Bat Bugs (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Cimex pilosellus

    bat bug

    Photo(s): Susan Ellis USDA APHIS PPQ

    Type: Ecto-parasite of bats

    Situation: In home

    County: Colorado

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    Soft Tick (Argasidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    soft tick

    Photo(s): OTOBIUS MEGNINI Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Human/Fowl pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Colorado

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State Univerity


    Yucca Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Scyphophorus yuccae

    yucca weevil

    Photo(s): Jennifer C. Giron Duque, University of Puerto Rico, Bugwood.org.jpg

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Yucca

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: University of Arizona


    Black Pineleaf Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Nuculaspis claifornica

    black pinleaf

    black pinleaf

    Photo(s): Black pineleaf scale, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Pine Pest

    Situation: On pine tree

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension(Utah Pests Newsletter); Oregon Department of Forestry


    Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Eupsophulus sp.

    darkling beetle

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

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In building

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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


    Two-Spotted Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)

    Scientific Name: Perillus bioculatus

    two spotted stink bug

    Photo(s): Kevin D. Arvin, Bugwood.org

    Type: Biting/Medical

    Situation: In home

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: Oregon State University


    Giant Water Bug (Belostomatidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    giant water bug

    Photo(s): Edward L. Manigault, Clemson University Donated Collection, Bugwood.org

    Type: Aquatic

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida


    Woolly Apple Aphids (Aphididae)

    Scientific Name: Eriosma lanigerum

    wooly apple aphid

    wooly apple aphid

    Photo(s): University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org, University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit trees

    Situation: Apple trees

    County: Sanpete

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Colorado State University


    Banded Ash Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Neoclytus caprea

    banded ash borer

    banded ash borer

    Photo(s): James Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: In Trap

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    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


    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


    Carpet Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Anthrenus sp.

    carpet beetle

    carpet beetle

    Photo(s): Black carpet beetle adult and larvae, Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; Carpet beetle larva and shed skin, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Stored food, structural.

    Situation: In Home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State; University of California IPM


    Pavement Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetramorium caespitum

    pavement ant

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University; University of California IPM; Image at Antweb.org

    *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.