Arthropod Samples in January 2011

    Arthropod Samples in January 2011

    Drugstore Beetle (Anobiidae)

    Scientific Name: Stegobium paniceum

    drugstore beetle

    drugstore beetle

    Photo(s): Pest and Disease Library, Australia, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beetle/Pantry pest

    Situation: Food Stores

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida


    Warehouse Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Trogoderma sp.

    warehouse beetle

    warehouse beetle

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University

    Type: Beetle/Pantry Pest

    Situation: Food Stores

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Purdue University Extension; Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Pigeon Tremex, Horntail Wasp (Siricidae)

    Scientific Name: Tremex columba

    pigeon tremex

    pigeon tremex

    pigeon tremex

    Photo(s): Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org (two photos)

    Type: Beetle/Pantry Pest

    Situation: Food Stores

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    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


    Earwig

    Scientific Name: Dermaptera (Order)

    earwig

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

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Bean

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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

    *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.