Arthropod Samples in July 2010

    Arthropod Samples in July 2010

    Solitary Wasp (Sphecidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    solitary wasp

    Photo(s): Houping Liu, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predatory

    Situation: In house

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: Wikipedia


    Black Carpet Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Attagenus unicolor

    black carpet beetle

    Photo(s): Black carpet beetle, adult (top) and larvae (bot) Clemson University USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series.

    Type: Household pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    flesh fly

    Photo(s): Johhny N. Dell, Bugwood.org

    Type: Stored food, structural.

    Situation: In house

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Cornell 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


    Pear Leaf Blister Mite (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: Genus pyri

    pear blister mite

    Photo(s): Damage from blister mites, H.J. Larsen, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit and Leaf-damaging pest

    Situation: On Pear

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University


    Western Conifer Seedbug (Coreidae)

    Scientific Name: Leptoglossus occidentalis

    western conifer

    Photo(s): Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org

    Type: Structural

    Situation: On Yucca flower

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Subterranean Termite (Rhinotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus

    termite

    Photo(s): Winged subterranean termite, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Nebraska Lincoln


    Wheat Stemfly (Cephadie)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus

    sawfly

    Photo(s): Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org

    Type: Wheat pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Colorado Potato Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Leptinotarsa decemlineata

    potato beetle

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

    Type: Potato pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Cornell University


    European Elm Bark Beetle (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus

    bark beetle

    bark beetle

    Photo(s): Joseph O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org, Maja Jurc, University of Ljubljana, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: Found on Elm

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; UC Davis


    Blister Mites (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    blister mites

    blister mites

    blister mites

    Photo(s): Damage from blister mites, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Two photos: Mites on Apple leaf, Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Fruit and Leaf-damaging pest

    Situation: On Pear

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Comb-Footed Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Hymenorus sp.

    For photos click HERE

    Photos: BugGuide

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: None


    False Chinch Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Nysius raphanus

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): False chinch bug adult, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Chinch bug nymphs and adults, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: In Home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Banded Alder Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Rosalia funebris

    alder borer

    Photo(s): Brian Lenihan, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Cornell University; Oregon State University


    White Grub May/June Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Phyllophaga sp.

    may/june beetle

    may/june beetle

    may/june beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: Porch Light

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Minnesota


    Small Carpenter Bee (Apidae)

    Scientific Name: Ceratina sp.

    For photos click HERE

    Photo(s): BugGuide

    Type: Polinator

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Snipe Fly (Rhagionidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    For photos click HERE

    Photo(s): BugGuide

    Type: Biting

    Situation: Forest

    County: N/A

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Choke Cherry Gall Midge (Cecidomyiidae)

    Scientific Name: Contarinia virginianae

    choke cherry

    For photos click HERE

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

    Type: Fruit Pest

    Situation: On Chokecherry

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: 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


    Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetranychis urticae

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found on eggplant

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Thrips (Thysanoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    Photo(s): Immature thrips and thrips damage and fecal spots on cucumber. Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: On eggplant

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Cabbage Looper (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: Trichoplusia sp.

    cabbage looper

    cabbage looper

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

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Cabbage

    County: Cache

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


    Ant-Mimic Flower Beetles (Anthicinae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    For photos click HERE

    Photo(s): BugGuide

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: None


    Spruce Bud Scales (Coccidae)

    Scientific Name: Physokermes picae

    spruce bud scales

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

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found on Alberta spruce

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University

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