Arthropod Samples in June 2014

    Arthropod Samples in June 2014

    Pigeon Tremex (Siricidae)

    Scientific Name: Tremex Columba

    pigeontremex

    pigeontremex

    pigeontremex

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, University of California, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found in household

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Picture Winged Fly (Ulidiidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    winged fly

    winged fly

    Photo(s): Charles Olsen and Whitney Cranshaw, bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found in home; nuisance pest

    County: Wasatch

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Colorado State University


    Blister Beetle (Meloidae)

    Scientific Name: Epicauta fabricii

    blister beetle

    blister beetle

    Photo(s): Adult blister beetle, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (Right) Blister beetle adult, Ryan Davis, Utah State University.

    Type: Blister beetle are highly toxic to horses if consumed in hay and can cause blisters and irritation if handled.

    Situation: Alfalfa field

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of Kentucky; University of Illinois IPM; North Dakota State University


    Leaf Hopper (Cicadellidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    leaf hopper

    Photo(s): J.L Danet, INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Host: N/A

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of California IPM


    Ant-like Flower Beetle (Anthicidae)

    Scientific Name: Omonadus sp

    ant-like flower beetle

    ant-like flower beetle

    ant-like flower beetle

    Photo(s): Bugguide.net

    Type: Plant pest

    Host: Found in household

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: None


    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


    Ant Mimic Spider (Corinnidae)

    Scientific Name: Castianeira sp

    ant mimic spider

    ant mimic spider

    ant mimic spider

    Photo(s): Bugguide.net

    Type: Plant Pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Adams

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; Utah State University


    Comb-Clawed Beetle (Alleculidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    comb-clawed beetle

    Photo(s): David T. Almquist, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

    Type: Secondary Pest, Feed on pollen, organic matter, fungi, decaying wood

    Situation: In home

    County: Box Elder, Washington

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    Flea Beetle (Chrysomelidae)

    Scientific Name: Altica sp.

    flea beetle

    flea beetle

    Photo(s): Western Black Flea Beetle, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Johnny Dell, insectimages.org.

    Type: Landscape plant pest

    Situation: On side of home

    County: Beaver

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; ATTRA(organic); University of Minnesota


    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

    *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.