Arthropod Samples in March 2011

    Arthropod Samples in March 2011

    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


    Spruce Ips: (Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

    Scientific Name: Ips pillifrons

    spruce ips

    spruce ips

    Photo(s): Ladd Livingston, Idaho Department of Land, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Landscape ornamental pest

    Situation: In Norway spruce

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    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


    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


    Fowl Mite: (Macronyssidae)

    Scientific Name: Ornithonyssus spp.

    fowl mite

    Photo(s): Female tropical fowl mite, Marcelo de Campos Pereira, Univ. of Sao Paulo.

    Type: Biting/household/medical

    Situation: In Home

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: North Carolina State University Extension; Cornell University


    Hunting Billbug: (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Sphenophorus venatus

    hunting billbug

    hunting billbug

    Photo(s): Rocky mountain weevil adult (Sphenophorus cicatristriatus), Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Rocky Mountain Weevil larvae (looks similar to hunting billbug larva), Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Turfgrass

    Situation: Turfgrass

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State Unversity Extension; Colorado State University


    Humpbacked Fly: (Phoridae)

    Scientific Name: Dohrniphora spp.

    humpbacked fly

    Photo(s): Adult humpbacked fly, Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: In manufacturing plant

    County: Idaho

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Illinois Dept. of Public Health


    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


    Indian Meal Moth (Pyralidae)

    Scientific Name: Plodia interpunctella

    indian meal moth

    indian meal moth

    indian meal moth

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

    Type: Stored food products pests

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake, Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Case-Making Clothes Moth: (Tineidae)

    Scientific Name: Tinea pellionella

    case-making moth

    Photo(s): (top) Casemaking clothes moth case and pupal skin; (bottom) adult casemaking clothes moth.

    Type: Clothes pest

    Situation: Taxidermy mounts

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; University of California IPM


    Cat-Faced Spider (Araneidae)

    Scientific Name: Araneus gemmoides

    cat faced spider

    cat faced spider

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

    Type: Beneficial, not harmful to humans

    Situation: In house

    County: Davis

    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.