Arthropod Samples in February 2013

    Arthropod Samples in February 2013

    Warehouse Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Trogoderma variabile

    warehouse beetle larvae

    warehouse beetle

    Photo(s): Warehouse beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University. Adult beetle, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Pantry pest

    Situation: Found in Trailer

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University


    Soft Scale (Coccidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    soft scale

    Photo(s): Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Sucking Plant pest

    Situation: Found on lime tree on campus

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    Case-Making Clothes Moth: (Tineidae)

    Scientific Name: Tinea pellionella

    case-making moth

    Photo(s): (top) Casemaking clothes moth case and pupal skin; (bottom) adult casemaking clothes moth.

    Type: Clothes pest

    Situation: Taxidermy mounts

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; University of California IPM


    Western Conifer Seedbug (Coreidae)

    Scientific Name: Leptoglossus occidentalis

    western conifer

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

    Type: Structural

    Situation: On Yucca flower

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Brown Lacewing (Hemerobiidae)

    Scientific Name: Leptoglossus occidentalis

    brown lacewing

    brown lacewing

    brown lacewing

    Photo(s): Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org; Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Beneficial Insect

    Situation: In home inside stored product

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Fly (Tachinidae)

    Scientific Name: na

    fly

    Photo(s): Adult Tachinidae fly, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; 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.