Arthropod Samples in March 2014

    Arthropod Samples in March 2014

    Carpenter Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Camponotus sayi

    carpenter ant

    carpenter ant

    Photo(s): New York Carpenter Ant, April Nobile, Antweb.org

    Type: Structural pest

    Situation: In home

    County: Davis

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


    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


    Swallow Bug (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Oeciacus vicarius

    swallow bug

    swallow bug

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Joel Smith Utah State University;

    Type: Biting

    Situation: Swallows, Swallow nests, bats

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    Spruce Ips: (Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

    Scientific Name: Ips pillifrons

    spruce ips

    spruce ips

    Photo(s): Ladd Livingston, Idaho Department of Land, Bugwood.org; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Landscape ornamental pest

    Situation: In Norway spruce

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    False Black Widow (Theridiidae)

    Scientific Name: Steatoda sp.

    false black widow

    false black widow

    false black widow

    false black widow

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial spider

    Situation: Found near a home

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Utah State University


    Clover Root Curculio (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Sitona Hispidulus

    clover rood curculio

    clover rood curculio

    clover rood curculio

    Photo(s): Anyi Mazo-Vargas and Bob Hammon, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found near a home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: bugguide.net; University of Alberta


    Alfalfa Stem Nematode (Anguinidae)

    Scientific Name: Diptylenchus dispaci

    alfalfa stem nematode

    alfalfa stem nematode

    Photo(s): Bruce Watt, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found near a home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: University of California

    *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.