Arthropod Samples in July 2012

    Arthropod Samples in July 2012

    Duff Millipede (Polyxenidae)

    Scientific Name: Polyxenus spp.

    duff millipede

    duff millipede

    duff millipede

    Photo(s): Joseph Burger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Nuisance Pest

    Situation: In light fixture in building

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Pine Tip Moth (Tortricidae)

    Scientific Name: Rhyacionia neomexicana

    pine tip moth

    pine tip moth

    pine tip moth

    pine tip moth

    pine tip moth

    Photo(s): (1) Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (2) H.C. Ellis, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (3) & (4) Red Butte Garden, Utah State University; (5) Scott Tunnocks, USDA Forest Service, Forestryimages.org

    Type: Tree Pest

    Situation: Bristlecone pine

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; U.S. Forest Service


    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


    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


    Masked Hunter (Reduviidae)

    Scientific Name: Reduvius personatus

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    Photo(s): (1) & (2) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (3) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predatory Bugs, Biting insects, Beneficial

    Host: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Michigan State University


    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


    Big-Eyed Bug (Geocoridae)

    Scientific Name: Geocoris sp.

    big eyed bug

    Photo(s): Adult big-eyed bug, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: Alfalfa Field

    County: Kane

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM


    Comb-Clawed Beetle (Alleculidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    comb-clawed beetle

    Photo(s): David T. Almquist, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

    Type: Secondary Pest, Feed on pollen, organic matter, fungi, decaying wood

    Situation: In home

    County: Box Elder, Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Ten-Lined June Beetle (Scarabaeidia)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    ten-lined june beetle

    ten-lined june beetle

    ten-lined june beetle

    Photo(s): Cheryl Moorehead, Bugwood.org; Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Causes very little plant damage, not of control interest

    Situation: Found in Home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; Washington State University; University of California IPM


    German Cockroach (Blattellidae)

    Scientific Name: Blatella germanica

    german cockroach

    german cockroach

    german cockroach

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

    Type: Food and Food Product Pest, possible carrier of pathogens

    Situation: Found in Garbage

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; University of Nebraska Lincoln;


    Deathwatch Beetle(Anobiidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    deathwatch beetle

    deathwatch beetle

    Photo(s): USDA Forest Service Archive, Forestryimages.org; Wood Product Insect Lab, USFS, Forestryimages.org

    Type: Wood boring pest

    Situation: Found flying in basement of old garage

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: 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


    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


    Thrips (Thysanoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    thrips damage

    Photo(s): Immature thrips and thrips damage and fecal spots on cucumber. Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Vegetable pest

    Situation: On eggplant

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; University of California IPM

    *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.