Arthropod Samples in April 2015

    Arthropod Samples in April 2015

    Fall Armyworm (Noctuidae)

    Scientific Name: Spodoptera frugiperda

    fall army worm

    fall army worm

    fall army worm

    Photo(s): Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; Charles Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; Lyle Buss, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

    Type: Corn, vegetable pest

    Host: On sweet corn

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Purdue University; University of Florida


    Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)

    Scientific Name: Holcostethus sp.

    stink bug

    Photo(s): Adult Holcostethus sp, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: In garden

    County: Carbon

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


    Wheat Curl Mite (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: Aceria tosichella

    wheat curl mite

    wheat curl mite

    wheat curl mite

    Photo(s): Marie Langham, South Dakota State University; Idaho University.

    Type: Plant pest, vector of plant diseases

    Situation: Found infesting farmers wheat

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University ExtensionKansas State University


    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


    Banded Ash Borer (Cerambycidae)

    Scientific Name: Neoclytus caprea

    banded ash borer

    banded ash borer

    Photo(s): James Solomon, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: In yard

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)

    Scientific Name: Halyomorpha halys

    marmorated stink bug

    marmorated stink bug

    marmorated stink bug

    marmorated stink bug

    Photo(s): David R. Lance, USDA APHIS, bugwood.org; Stephen Valley, Oregon Department of Agriculture, bugwood.org; Susan Ellis, bugwood.org

    Type: Agricultural pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Penn 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.