Arthropod Samples in January 2012

    Arthropod Samples in January 2012

    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


    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


    Carpenter Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Camponotus sayi

    carpenter ant

    carpenter ant

    Photo(s): New York Carpenter Ant, April Nobile, Antweb.org

    Type: Structural pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Davis

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


    Plant Bug (Miridae)

    Scientific Name: Plagiognathus sp.

    plant bug

    Photo(s): Adult sycamore plant bug, Marion Murray, Utah State University.

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: On Honey Locust

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Pest Advisory Article


    Winter Fern Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor albipictus

    plant bug

    Photo(s): Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org (Male on left, Female on right)

    Type: Feeds on mammals such as humans, cows, deer, etc.

    Situation: Found on body after hiking

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; University of New Hampshire Extension


    American Cockroach (Blattidae)

    Scientific Name: Periplaneta americana

    american cockroach

    american cockroach

    american cockroach

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

    Type: Scavenger

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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


    Ichneumonid Wasp (Ichneumonidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    ichneumonid wasp

    Photo(s): Edward H. Holsten, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Parasitoid

    Situation: Found in home; beneficial insect

    County: Provo

    Fact Sheets: Aggie Horticulture


    Vinegar Fly (Drosophidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    vinegar fly

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Feeds on over-ripe fruit. Found near home; nuisance pest

    Situation: Found near home; nuisance pest

    County: Payson

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; University of Rhode Island; Maine

    *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.