Arthropod Samples in October 2012

    Arthropod Samples in October 2012

    Subterranean Termite (Rhinotermitidae)

    Scientific Name: Reticulitermes hesperus


    Photo(s): Winged subterranean termite, Jared Kunz, Utah State University.

    Type: Structural

    Situation: Found in home

    County: Box Elder

    Fact Sheets: Utah State University Extension; University of Nebraska Lincoln

    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

    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

    Cobweb Spider (Theridiidae)

    Scientific Name: Blissus sp.

    cobweb spider

    cobweb spider

    Photo(s): Univ. of Wisconsin Dept. of Ent., Colorado State Univ. Whitney Cranshaw.

    Type: Predator Beneficial

    Situation: In Home

    County: Salt Lake

    Fact Sheets: Fact Sheet Univ. CA Davis; Fact Sheet Virginia Tech; Images Univ. CA Irvine; Images Bugguide; Fact Sheet Penn State Univ.

    *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.