Arthropod Samples in August 2011

    Arthropod Samples in August 2011

    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: Box Elder

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


    Wolf Spider (Lyxosidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    wolf spider

    wolf spider

    wolf spider

    Photo(s): Adult wolf spider carrying her young, Circumjacence, Wikipedia.org.(Middle) Characteristic eight eye pattern, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; Wolf spider, Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org;

    Type: Biting/Beneficial

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Wayne

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University Extension


    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


    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


    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


    Raspberry Horntail (Cephidae)

    Scientific Name: Hartigia cressonii

    rasberry horntail

    rasberry horntail

    rasberry horntail

    rasberry horntail

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

    Type: Garden

    Situation: Damage found on raspberry plants

    County: Wasastch

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Mediterranean Flour Moth (Pyralidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    flour moth

    flour moth

    flour moth

    Photo(s): Walker, K. (2007) Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella) Updated on 9/18/2007 1:01:25 PM, Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.

    Type: common pest of dry plant produce (cereals)

    Situation: In living areas

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Utah State University Extension


    Root Weevil: (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Otiorhynchus spp.

    root weevil

    root weevil

    Photo(s): Rocky Mountain Weevil larvae, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Fruit/ornamental pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    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


    Lyctid Powderpost Beetle (Bostrichidae)

    Scientific Name: Lyctus sp

    carpenter ant

    carpenter ant

    carpenter ant

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis USU

    Type: Wood Borer

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; Ohio State University


    Flathead Woodborer (Buprestidae)

    Scientific Name: na

    woodborer

    woodborer

    Photo(s): Immature borer, James Solomon, USDA Forest Service; (Bottom) Mature borer, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Ornamental and Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: Italian Cypress

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; Forest Service


    Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)

    Scientific Name: Holcostethus sp.

    stink bug

    Photo(s): Adult Holcostethus sp, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: In garden

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Newsletter; Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Fruit Fly (Drosophilidae)

    Scientific Name: Drosophila sp.

    fruit fly

    Photo(s): Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Pest

    Situation: In trap

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: Penn State; University of Kentucky

    *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.