Arthropod Samples in November 2012

    Arthropod Samples in November 2012

    Plaster Beetle (Latridinae)

    Scientific Name: Dienerella sp.

    plaster beetle

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

    Type: Structural Pest/ Fungus Beetle

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Ohio State


    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


    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


    Crab Spider (Thomisidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    crab spider

    crab spider

    crab spider

    Photo(s): Crab Spider, Joel Smith, Utah State University; David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood; Edward Manigault, Clemson University, Bugwood.

    Type: Non-medical, Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: N/A

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida


    Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    blow fly

    blow fly

    blow fly

    blow fly

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

    Type: Parasite

    Situation: In home

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of Nebraska Lincoln


    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


    Chinch Bug (Blissidae)

    Scientific Name: Blissus sp

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott & Joel Smith, Utah State University

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: On lawn

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Ohio 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.