Arthropod Samples in August 2012

    Arthropod Samples in August 2012

    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


    Assassin Bug (Reduviidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    assassin bug

    assassin bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith USU (top), Susan Ellis USDA APHIS PPQ (bottom)

    Type: Insect Predator

    Situation: In Home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Images at bugguide; Utah State University


    Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Prionus sp.

    long-horned beetle

    long-horned beetle

    long-horned beetle

    Photo(s): Donald Owen, California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bugwood.org; Steven Valley, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Bugwood.org; Jerry Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Root-boring pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Lincoln (NV)

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Oklahoma State Universtiy


    Crevice Weaving Spider (Filistatidae)

    Scientific Name: Kukulcania sp

    crevice weeving spider

    crevice weeving spider

    Photo(s): Edward Manigault, Clemson University Donated Collection, Bugwood.org; Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Lincoln (NV)

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida


    Leaf Hopper (Cicadellidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    leaf hopper

    Photo(s): J.L Danet, INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Host: N/A

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; 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


    Pine Needle Scale (Diaspididae)

    Scientific Name: Chionaspis pinifoliae

    pineneedle scale

    Photo(s): John A. Weidhass, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: On Blue Spruce

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; Penn State


    Damsel Bug (Nabidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    damsel bug

    damsel bug

    damsel bug

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org, (Three Images); Bradley Higbee, Paramount Farming, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: N/A

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Wisconsin


    False Chinch Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Nysius raphanus

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): False chinch bug adult, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Chinch bug nymphs and adults, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: In Home

    County: Cache

    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


    White Pine Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Pissodes strobi

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Boring, tree pest.

    Situation: On spruce tree

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; University of Idaho


    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


    Grass Spider (Agelenidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    grass spider

    grass spider

    grass spider

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Non-medical, Beneficial

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; Penn State; bugguide images


    Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor andersoni

    dog tick

    dog tick

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Feeds on humans, dogs, other mammals

    Situation: Found on dog in Uintas

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    Potworm (Enchytraeidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    For photos click HERE

    Type: Beneficial - help break down organic matter in soil.

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Iowa State University; Purdue University


    Banks Grass Mite (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    grass mite

    grass mite

    grass mite

    grass mite

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Plant pest, can wipe out an entire lawn

    Situation: Found on Kentucky Bluegrass

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Utah State University; Colorado State University; University of Wyoming


    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


    Sod Webworm (Crambidae)

    Scientific Name: Crambus sp.

    sod webworm

    sod webworm

    sod webworm

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Grass pest, feeds on turf and can cause a lot of damage

    Situation: On turf grass

    County: Salt lake

    Fact Sheets:Utah 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


    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


    Goji Berry Gall Mites (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: Aceria tjyingi

    berry gall mite

    berry gall mite

    Photo(s): USDA Agricultural Research Station, Bugwood.org, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Situation: On goji berry

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; University of Wisconsin; Missoula Co. Extension Office

    *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.