Arthropod Samples in July 2015

    Arthropod Samples in July 2015

    Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)

    Scientific Name: Xyonysius sp.

    seed bug

    Photo(s): Joel Smith USU

    Type:plant pest- feeds on seeds, dry fruit, and other plant juices

    Situation: Found on Field (pepper cucurbits)

    County: Grand

    Fact Sheets:University of Kentucky


    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


    Field Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Formica sp

    field ant

    field ant

    Photo(s): Joel Smith, Utah State University; April Noble, Antweb.org

    Type: Home pest

    Situation: In house

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University


    Bethylid Wasp (Hymenoptera)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    See photos here

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: University of California Riverside


    Psyllid (Psyllidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    psyllid

    psyllid

    psyllid

    psyllid

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, bugwood.org; Pest and Diseases Image Library, bugwood.org; Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Ag and Consumer Services, bugwood.org

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: Found on potatoes

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: UC Davis; Colorado State University


    Beetle (Tenebrionidae)

    Scientific Name: Eupsophulus sp.

    darkling beetle

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In building

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Ant (Formicidae)

    Scientific Name: Tetramorium caespitum

    pavement ant

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Nuisance

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets:Penn State University; University of California IPM; Image at Antweb.org


    Springtail (Collembola)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    springtail

    springtail

    Photo(s): (Left) Springtail with extended furcula, Jared Kunz, Utah State University; (Right) Springtails crawling through the soil, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Tiny Nuisance

    Situation: In home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California IPM


    Cicada (Cicadidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    cicada

    cicada

    Photo(s): Adult periodical cicada, John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Nymph periodical cicada, Tim Tigner, Virginia Department of Forestry,

    Type: Ornamental pest

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University; University of California


    Poplar Budgall Mites (Eriophyidae)

    Scientific Name: Eriophyes parapopuli

    budgall mites

    budgall mites

    budgall mites

    Photo(s): Milan Zubrik, Forest Research Institute Slovakia, Bugwood.org; Eric Erbe USDA Agricultural Research Service,Bugwood.org.

    Type: Plant and tree pests

    Situation: Found infesting a Cottonwood Tree

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Fly (Tachinidae)

    Scientific Name: na

    fly

    Photo(s): Adult Tachinidae fly, Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Utah

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


    Small Carpenter Bee (Apidae)

    Scientific Name: Ceratina sp.

    For photos click HERE

    Photo(s): BugGuide

    Type: Polinator

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University


    Case-Making Clothes Moth: (Tineidae)

    Scientific Name: Tinea pellionella

    case-making moth

    Photo(s): (top) Casemaking clothes moth case and pupal skin; (bottom) adult casemaking clothes moth.

    Type: Clothes pest

    Situation: Taxidermy mounts

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; University of California IPM


    American Dog Tick (Ixodidae)

    Scientific Name: Dermacentor variabilis

    dog tick

    dog tick

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Feeds on humans, dogs, other mammals

    Situation: Found on human

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey; Colorado State University Extension

    *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.