Arthropod Samples in June 2015

    Arthropod Samples in June 2015

    Lyctid Powderpost Beetle (Bostrichidae)

    Scientific Name: Lyctus sp.

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    powderpost beetle

    Photo(s): Ryan Davis USU

    Type: Wood Borer

    Situation: On dining table and cabinets

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: University of Kentucky; Penn State University; University of California IPM


    White Pine Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Scientific Name: Pissodes strobi

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    white pine weevil

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott, Utah State University

    Type: Boring, tree pest.

    Situation: On spruce tree

    County: Summit

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; University of Idaho


    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


    Sycamore Scale (Margarodidae)

    Scientific Name: Stomacoccus platani

    sycamore scale

    Photo(s): United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Piercing/Sucking pest

    Situation: On Sycamore

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: None


    Chinch Bug (Blissidae)

    Scientific Name: Blissus sp

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    chinch bug

    Photo(s): Samuel Abbott & Joel Smith, Utah State University

    Type: Forage and field

    Situation: On lawn

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Ohio State University


    Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    flesh fly

    Photo(s): Johhny N. Dell, Bugwood.org

    Type: Stored food, structural.

    Situation: In house

    County: Davis

    Fact Sheets: Cornell University


    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


    Soft Scale (Coccidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    soft scale

    Photo(s): Eugene E. Nelson, Bugwood.org

    Type: Sucking Plant pest

    Situation: Found on lime tree on campus

    County: Cache

    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


    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


    Drywood Termite (kalotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    drywood termite

    Photo(s): Mohammed El Damir, Pest Management, Bugwood.org

    Type: Structural pest.

    Situation: In House

    County: Washigton

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University, Lyme Disease Tick Survey; UCIPM Drywood Termites


    Fowl Mite: (Macronyssidae)

    Scientific Name: Ornithonyssus spp.

    fowl mite

    Photo(s): Female tropical fowl mite, Marcelo de Campos Pereira, Univ. of Sao Paulo.

    Type: Biting/household/medical

    Situation: In Home

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: North Carolina State University Extension; Cornell University


    Warehouse Beetle (Dermestidae)

    Scientific Name: Trogoderma variabile

    warehouse beetle larvae

    warehouse beetle

    Photo(s): Warehouse beetle larvae, Jared Kunz, Utah State University. Adult beetle, Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org.

    Type: Pantry pest

    Situation: Found in Trailer

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets: University of California IPM; Colorado State University


    Pavement 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

    *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.