Arthropod Samples in April 2012

    Arthropod Samples in April 2012

    Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    fungus gnat

    fungus gnat

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Feed on fungi and decomposing organic matter

    Situation: Found in greenhouse

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Utah State University Entomology; Colorado State University Extension


    Aphid Wasp (Sphecidae)

    Scientific Name: Pemphredon sp.

    aphid wasp

    aphid wasp

    aphid wasp

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial insect

    Situation: Found in Blackberries

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Lyctid Powderpost Beetle (Bostrichidae)

    Scientific Name: Lyctus sp.

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis USU

    Type: Wood Borer

    Situation: On dining table and cabinets

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; Penn 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


    Spinach Leaf Miner

    Scientific Name: Pegomya hyoscyami

    leaf miner

    leaf miner

    leaf miner

    Photo(s): Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org, (Far Right) Plant Protection Service Archive, Plant Protection Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fly

    Situation: On Spinach

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado 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


    Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    seed bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith USU

    Type:plant pest- feeds on seeds, dry fruit, and other plant juices

    Situation: Found on Field (pepper cucurbits)

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae)

    Scientific Name: Heteropoda sp.

    huntsman spider

    Photo(s): Edward L. Manigault, Clemson University Donated Collection, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial/ Biting

    Situation: In home

    County: Sevier

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    Spruce Spider Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Oligonychus ununguis

    spider mite

    spider mite

    Photo(s): Petr Kapitola, State Phytosanitary Institute, Bugwood.org; USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Archive, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant and tree pest

    Situation: On blue spruce

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Penn 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.