Arthropod Samples in May 2014

    Arthropod Samples in May 2014

    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


    Flour Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Tribolium sp

    flour beetle

    flour beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Stored grain and food pests (not typically considered hive pests)

    Situation: Found in beehive

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Florida; Penn State


    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


    Pinyon Ips (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Ips confusus

    pinyon ips

    pinyon ips

    pinyon ips

    pinyon ips

    Photo(s): William Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org; USDA Forest Service Ogden Archive, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Darren Blackford, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Tia Smith, Bugwood.org

    Type: Tree pest

    Situation: On pinyon pine

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: USDA Forest Service


    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


    Cabbage Maggot (Anthomyiidae)

    Scientific Name: Delia radicum

    cabbage maggot

    cabbage maggot

    Photo(s): Magnus Gammelgaard

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found in Cabbage

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: University of Massachusets; Royal Horticultural Society


    Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor andersoni

    dog tick

    dog tick

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Feeds on humans, dogs, other mammals

    Situation: Found on dog in Uintas

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    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


    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


    Leeches

    Scientific Name: N/A

    leech

    leech

    Photo(s): Bruce Watt, Bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found in household

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: biokids


    Hunting Billbug: (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Sphenophorus venatus

    hunting billbug

    hunting billbug

    Photo(s): Rocky mountain weevil adult (Sphenophorus cicatristriatus), Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Rocky Mountain Weevil larvae (looks similar to hunting billbug larva), Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Turfgrass

    Situation: Turfgrass

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State Unversity Extension; Colorado State University


    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.