Arthropod Samples in October 2011

    Arthropod Samples in October 2011

    Odorus House Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Tampinoma sessile

    odorus ant

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: Found in Home

    County: Salt Lake

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


    Checkered Beetle (Cleridae)

    Scientific Name: Necrobia rufipes

    checkered beetle

    checkered beetle

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Beneficial- Feed on other beetles and beetle larvae

    Situation: Found by extension agent

    County: Box Elder

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


    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


    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


    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


    Black Widow (Theridiidae)

    Scientific Name: Latrodectus hesperus

    black widow

    black widow

    black widow

    black widow

    black widow

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University (Left 2: Juvenile female, Right 2: Male); (Far Right) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Biting, medical concern; Benificial

    Situation: In home

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Peter J. Bryant; University of california IPM; Virginia Tech 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


    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


    Hobo Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: Tegenaria agrestis

    hobo eggs

    hobo spider

    Photo(s): Video and photos by Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Biting/Beneficial

    Host: Various insects

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    San Jose Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus

    san jose scale

    san jose scale

    san jose scale

    Photo(s): (2 images) United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; E Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: On apple

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; University of California IPM


    Saprophytic Hoverfly Larva (Syrphidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    hoverfly larva

    Photo(s): Hover fly larvae (with prey) Merle Shepard, Gerald R.Carner, and P.A.C Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: On Field Corn

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: bugguide


    Inchworm (Geometridae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    inchworm

    Photo(s): Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Tree Pest

    Situation: On Field Corn

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: bugguide


    Moth (Crambidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    moth

    Photo(s): Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant Pest

    Situation: In Yard

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: bugguide


    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

    *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.