Arthropod Samples in May 2015

    Arthropod Samples in May 2015

    Clover Mites (Tetranychidae)

    Scientific Name: Bryobia Praetiosa

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    clover mites

    Photo(s): Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

    Type: Plant pest

    Situation: N/A

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; Colorado State 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


    Bat Bugs (Cimicidae)

    Scientific Name: Cimex pilosellus

    bat bug

    Photo(s): Susan Ellis USDA APHIS PPQ

    Type: Ecto-parasite of bats

    Situation: In home

    County: Colorado

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension


    Aphid (Aphidae)

    Scientific Name: N/A

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    aphid

    Photo(s): Adult aphid, David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; Ryan Davis, Utah State University

    Type: Fruit/ornamental plant pest

    Situation: In yard

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University(Alfalfa); Utah State University(Wheat); Colorado State University


    Spinach Leaf Miner

    Scientific Name: Pegomya hyoscyami

    leaf miner

    leaf miner

    leaf miner

    Photo(s): Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org, (Far Right) Plant Protection Service Archive, Plant Protection Service, Bugwood.org

    Type: Fly

    Situation: On Spinach

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University; Colorado State University


    Duff Millipede (Polyxenidae)

    Scientific Name: Polyxenus spp.

    duff millipede

    duff millipede

    duff millipede

    Photo(s): Joseph Burger, Bugwood.org

    Type: Nuisance Pest

    Situation: In light fixture in building

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University


    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


    Masked Hunter (Reduviidae)

    Scientific Name: Reduvius personatus

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    masked hunter

    Photo(s): (1) & (2) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (3) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

    Type: Predatory Bugs, Biting insects, Beneficial

    Host: Found in home

    County: Cache

    Fact Sheets: Penn State University; Michigan State University


    Squash Bug (Coreidae)

    Scientific Name: Anasa tristis

    squash bug

    squash bug

    squash bug

    squash bug

    Photo(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, bugwood.org; Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University, bugwood.org; Kansas Department of Agriculture Archive, bugwood.org

    Type: Squash and Pumpkin Pest

    Situation: In Home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: University of Minnesota; Utah State University


    Minute Pirate Bug (Anthocoridae)

    Scientific Name: Orius tristicolor

    pirate bug

    pirate bug

    Photo(s): Minute pirate bug nymph, Ryan Davis, Utah State University; Adult minute pirate bug feeding on an aphid, Bradley Higbee, Paramount Farming, Bugwood.org.

    Type:Beneficial

    Situation: Bark of ash tree

    County: Washington

    Fact Sheets:University of Missouri Extension


    Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae)

    Scientific Name: Drassodes sp.

    ground spider

    ground spider

    Photo(s): Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

    Type: beneficial

    Host: In home

    County: Uintah

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension


    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


    *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.