Arthropod Samples in December 2010

    Arthropod Samples in December 2010

    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


    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


    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


    Sucking Sheep Lice (Anoplora)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    sheep lice

    Photo(s): Oklahoma State University Extension

    Type: Biting

    Situation: On sheep

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Michigan State University


    San Jose Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus

    san jose scale

    san jose scale

    san jose scale

    Photo(s): (2 images) United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; E Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: On apple

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Aphid (Aphidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    Photo(s): Adult aphid, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Fruit/ornamental plant pest

    Situation: In yard

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University(Alfalfa); Utah State University(Wheat); Colorado State University


    Codling Moth (Tortricidae)

    Scientific Name: Cyida pomonella

    codling moth

    codling moth

    Photo(s): Larva Clemson University USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series Bugwood.jpg; Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit pest

    Situation: Found on apple

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: 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.