Arthropod Samples in January 2015

    Arthropod Samples in January 2015

    Fly (Tachinidae)

    Scientific Name: na


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

    Type: Beneficial

    Situation: In home

    County: Utah

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension; 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.

    Cluster Fly (Calliphoridae)

    Scientific Name: Pollenia rudis

    cluster fly

    Photo(s): Video and photos by Ryan Davis & Joel Smith, Utah State University.

    Type: Parasitic

    Situation: Earthworms

    County: Carbon

    Fact Sheets: Colorado State University Extension

    Delusory Parasitosis

    Scientific Name:






    Fact Sheets:

    *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.