Arthropod Samples in June 2011

    Arthropod Samples in June 2011

    Western Poplar Clearwing (Sesiidae)

    Scientific Name: Parenthrene robiniae

    poplar clearwing

    poplar clearwing

    Photo(s): Clearwing larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; Adult clearwing, James Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: In poplar tree

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: Bugwood Wiki; University of California IPM


    House Fly (Muscidae)

    Scientific Name: Fannia sp

    house fly

    Photo(s): Stages of a house fly life, Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    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


    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


    Field Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Formica sp

    field ant

    field ant

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University; April Noble, Antweb.org

    Type: Home pest

    Situation: In house

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University


    Lady Beetle (Coccinellidae)

    Scientific Name: Stethorus punctum

    lady beetle

    lady beetle

    Photo(s): Spider mite destroyer lady beetle, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Beneficial, Spider Mite Destroyer

    Situation: Found on apple tree with aphids

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: North Carolina State University Extension


    Dark Mealworm (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Tenebrio obscurus

    mealworm

    mealworm

    Photo(s): Dark mealworm, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Stored products pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University


    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


    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


    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


    Figeater Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Cotinis mutabilis

    figeater beetle

    figeater beetle

    Photo(s): Figeater beetle larvae, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Adult figeater beetle, Wikipedia.com

    Type: Beneficial (aids in decomposition); may damage ripe or overripe fruit.

    Situation: Found in soil

    County: Utah, Cache

    Fact Sheets: Wikipedia; University of California IPM


    Hacklemesh Weaver (Amaurobiidae)

    Scientific Name: Callobius sp.

    hacklemesh weaver

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

    Type: Not medically significant (poisonous)

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University


    Pine Sawfly (Diprionidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    pine sawfly

    pine sawfly

    Photo(s): Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

    Type:Wasp Larvae

    Situation: On Scotch Pine

    County: Various

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    Minute Pirate Bug (Anthocoridae)

    Scientific Name: Orius tristicolor

    pirate bug

    pirate bug

    Photo(s): Minute pirate bug nymph, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Adult minute pirate bug feeding on an aphid, Bradley Higbee, Paramount Farming, Bugwood.org.

    Type:Beneficial

    Situation: Bark of ash tree

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets:University of Missouri Extension


    Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cottonwood leaf beetle

    cottonwood leaf beetle

    Photo(s): Cottonwood leaf beetle larvae and adult, Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org; Cottonwood leaf beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: On Tomatoes

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: New Mexico State University; Forest Pests


    Flour Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Tribolium sp

    flour beetle

    flour beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Stored grain and food pests (not typically considered hive pests)

    Situation: Found in beehive

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State


    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


    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


    Ground Pearl (Margarodidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    ground pearl

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

    Type: Plant fluid sucking pest

    Situation: On Virginia Creeper

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida

    *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.