Arthropod Samples in April 2014

    Arthropod Samples in April 2014

    Clover Mites (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Bryobia Praetiosa

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    Photo(s): Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Colorado 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


    Root Weevil: (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Otiorhynchus spp.

    root weevil

    root weevil

    Photo(s): Rocky Mountain Weevil larvae, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Fruit/ornamental pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Sod Webworm (Crambidae)

    Scientific Name: Crambus sp.

    sod webworm

    sod webworm

    sod webworm

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Grass pest, feeds on turf and can cause a lot of damage

    Situation: On turf grass

    County: Salt lake

    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


    Soft Tick (Argasidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    soft tick

    Photo(s): OTOBIUS MEGNINI Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Human/Fowl pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Colorado

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State Univerity


    Subterranean Termite (Rhinotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus

    termite

    Photo(s): Winged subterranean termite, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Nebraska Lincoln


    Clover Mites (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Bryobia Praetiosa

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    Photo(s): Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Colorado State University


    American Cockroach (Blattidae)

    Scientific Name: Periplaneta americana

    american cockroach

    american cockroach

    american cockroach

    Photo(s): Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org

    Type: Scavenger

    Situation: In home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Bot Fly (Oestridae)

    Scientific Name: Cuterebra sp.

    bot fly

    bot fly

    bot fly

    bot fly

    Photo(s): (Second from Right) with eggs, Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Parasitic pest

    Host: Small mammals

    Fact Sheets: North Carolina 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.