Arthropod Samples in June 2013

    Arthropod Samples in June 2013

    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


    Cigarette Beetle (Anobiidae)

    Scientific Name: Galeruca sp.

    cigarette beetle

    cigarette beetle

    cigarette beetle

    cigarette beetle

    Photo(s): Seth Drury, Utah State University.

    Type: Product pest

    Situation: Found in product

    County: Maricopa

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University


    Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cottonwood leaf beetle

    cottonwood leaf beetle

    Photo(s): Cottonwood leaf beetle larvae and adult, Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org; Cottonwood leaf beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Landscape ornamentals

    Situation: On Tomatoes

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: New Mexico State University; Forest Pests


    Fruit Fly (Drosophilidae)

    Scientific Name: Drosophila sp.

    fruit fly

    Photo(s): Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fruit Pest

    Situation: In trap

    County: Weber

    Fact Sheets: Penn State


    Pavement Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetramorium caespitum

    pavement ant

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University; University of California IPM; Image at Antweb.org


    Springtail (Collembola)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    springtail

    springtail

    Photo(s): (Left) Springtail with extended furcula, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; (Right) Springtails crawling through the soil, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Tiny Nuisance

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Silvanidae)

    Scientific Name: Oryzaephilus surinamensis

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    sawtoothed grain beetle

    Photo(s): Clemson University, Bugwood.org; Seth Drury, Utah State University; Emilie Bess, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Stored product pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Cornell University


    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


    Carpet Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Anthrenus sp.

    carpet beetle

    carpet beetle

    Photo(s): Black carpet beetle adult and larvae, Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; Carpet beetle larva and shed skin, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Stored food, structural.

    Situation: In Home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State; University of California IPM


    Poplar Budgall Mites (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: Eriophyes parapopuli

    budgall mites

    budgall mites

    budgall mites

    Photo(s): Milan Zubrik, Forest Research Institute Slovakia, Bugwood.org; Eric Erbe USDA Agricultural Research Service,Bugwood.org.

    Type: Plant and tree pests

    Situation: Found infesting a Cottonwood Tree

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah 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


    Pine Sawfly (Diprionidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    pine sawfly

    pine sawfly

    Photo(s): Gerald J. Lenhard, Louiana State Univ, Bugwood.org

    Type:Wasp Larvae

    Situation: On Scotch Pine

    County: Various

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    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


    Bat Bugs (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Cimex pilosellus

    bat bug

    Photo(s): Susan Ellis USDA APHIS PPQ

    Type: Ecto-parasite of bats

    Situation: In home

    County: Colorado

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension

    *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.