Arthropod Samples in September 2012

    Arthropod Samples in September 2012

    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


    Pinyon Ips (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Ips confusus

    pinyon ips

    pinyon ips

    pinyon ips

    pinyon ips

    Photo(s): William Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org; USDA Forest Service Ogden Archive, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Darren Blackford, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Tia Smith, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: On pinyon pine

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: USDA Forest Service; University of Arizona


    Banded Orb Weaver (Araneidae)

    Scientific Name: Argiope trifasciata

    banded orb weaver

    banded orb weaver

    banded orb weaver

    Photo(s): David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Dani Barchana, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial, not harmful to humans

    Situation: In house

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Carpenterworm Moth Larva (Cossidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    carpenter moth larva

    carpenter moth larva

    carpenter moth larva

    carpenter moth larva

    Photo(s): James Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; William Hoffard, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; USDA Forest Service Ogden Archive, Bugwood.org; Bob Hammon, Bugwood.org

    Type: Boring tree pest

    Situation: In globe willow tree

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; 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


    Western Conenose Bug "Kissing Bug" (Reduviidae)

    Scientific Name: Triatoma protracta

    western conenose bug

    western conenose bug

    western conenose bug

    western conenose bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith Utah State University

    Type: Blood Sucking Pest

    Situation: In Home

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: UC Davis


    Flour Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Tribolium sp

    flour beetle

    flour beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Stored grain and food pests (not typically considered hive pests)

    Situation: Found in beehive

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State


    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


    Sycamore Scale (Margarodidae)

    Scientific Name: Stomacoccus platani

    sycamore scale

    Photo(s): United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Piercing/Sucking pest

    Situation: On Sycamore

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: None


    Spider Wasp (Pompillidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    spider wasp

    Photo(s): Howard Ensign Evans, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Spider Parasitoid

    Situation: On Bartlett Pear

    County: Millard

    Fact Sheets: None


    Scorpion (Vaejovidae)

    Scientific Name: Paruroctonus sp.

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Non-medical (Not poisonous)

    Situation: In home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    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


    Dried Fruit Beetle (Nitidulidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    dried fruit beetle

    dried fruit beetle

    Photo(s): Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org

    Type: Rottan Fruit Diet

    Situation: On Pomegrante

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Purdue University; UC Davis

    *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.