RE: [pestlist] FW: Bug

2017-12-29 Thread Louis Sorkin

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It’s an isopod. Commonly called a woodlouse or sowbug (as Todd noted). It’s not 
one that can roll itself into a perfect sphere, but can roll up a little. 
Usually roly-poly refers to those species that can ball up into spheres for 
defense.  It’s from outdoors and come in around doorways, windows, up on walls, 
cracks in foundations, and live under rocks, logs, in leaf litter and mulch, 
etc.
When these die (as in other arthropods as well) they become food for foraging 
dermestid beetle larvae.

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Dear Lisa

Looks like an isopod (not an expert, but possibly a rolypoly/woodlouse). Not a 
threat to collections. Unless someone has been moving rotting wood or leaf 
litter through the museum,  it probably came from outside on somone’s shoes.

Best

JP

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This was found on a wall in a gallery.  Does anyone have thoughts on its ID?  
Not something we've seen before.

Thanks in advance.

Lisa Bruno
Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator
Brooklyn Museum
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RE: [pestlist] Bug

2017-12-29 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Just an isopod, called a woodlouse.
Lou

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This was found on a wall in a gallery.  Does anyone have thoughts on its ID?  
Not something we've seen before. 

Thanks in advance.

Lisa Bruno
Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052 P 718-501-6562




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RE: [pestlist] Bed bugs treated with diatomaceous earth

2017-09-08 Thread Louis Sorkin

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I think the DE powder was probably sprinkled around, possibly an over 
application, and then the boxes sealed.  Do you see powder? It’s slow acting, 
but bed bug and egg dormancy period has passed well before the 10 year mark! 
Any bugs or eggs will have died. DE contains a small amount of crystalline 
silica compared to CimeXa dust where there is none – it’s all amorphous.

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Hello everyone,
A curator is considering bringing in an archival collection consisting of paper 
and media materials that was treated for a bed bug infestation with 
diatomaceous earth 10+ years ago.  We don't have much information on how the 
treatment was implemented.  The problems with diatomaceous earth residue on 
collections materials aside, is it an effective means of treatment?  
Information on how long bed bugs and their eggs can remain dormant and how to 
best assess the efficacy of the remediation would also be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks,
Jessica

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RE: [pestlist] powderpost beetle?

2017-08-31 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Merchant grain beetles as opposed to saw-toothed grain beetles are supposed to 
be more attracted to items with a higher oil content such as nuts, copra and 
less to grains.  Adults also will fly as compared to STGB.  Quick listing about 
these species  (Food for Thought, so to speak):
Both saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles are common stored-food product 
pests that infest cereals, cornmeal, cornstarch, popcorn, rice, dried fruits, 
breakfast foods, flour, rolled oats, bran, macaroni, sugar, drugs, spices, 
herbs, candy, dried meats, chocolate, bread, nuts, crackers, raisins, dried dog 
and cat food, and other foodstuffs. These beetles are capable of chewing into 
unopened paper or cardboard boxes, through cellophane, plastic, and foil 
wrapped packages. Once inside, populations build up rapidly often spreading to 
other stored foods and into food debris accumulated in the cupboard corners, 
cracks, and crevices. Sometimes all life stages (egg, larva, pupa, and adult) 
may be found.

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Make sure that grounds keepers are not using corn gluten for weed suppression 
nearbywhile it is a great way to not use pesticides you do not want it 
outside of buildings with collections housed. JTV



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Hello all,

I seem to be having some luck this week.  Is this a powderpost beetle?

[Inline image 1]

Thanks,

Alan
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RE: [pestlist] powderpost beetle?

2017-08-31 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Yes. Exactly:  Head, eyes, and temple (space behind eyes to rear of head).  
Actually 3 species in U.S., O. acuminatus in FL from a shipment of neem seeds 
(neem tree has insect repellent and insecticidal properties), but not 
established in 1983. Not sure if this is still correct or not. There are 15 
species world-wide. Typical pest species are the 2 commonly encountered ones, 
O. surinamensis and O. mercator.
BTW see https://www.brooklynbugs.com/ in case you want to do something in NYC 
beginning tomorrow.

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I agree with Richard. The head and the eyes say merchant beetle. Sawtooth and 
merchant are really similar. JTV



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Not a powder post beetle. Instead, it is consistent with the merchant grain 
beetle, Oryzaephilus mercator.


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Hello all,

I seem to be having some luck this week.  Is this a powderpost beetle?

[Inline image 1]

Thanks,

Alan
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Preservation Technician
Harry Ransom Center
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RE: [pestlist] Beetle identification

2017-08-11 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Yes and also the ventral view of the beetle that showed the head morphology and 
attachment to thorax did not show dermestid associated characters.

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Casey and Matthew -
I think your suggestion that this might be a dermestid is quite reasonable, 
given the compact shape and the presence of scales on the thorax and wing 
cases. However this doesn't match any of the dermestids that I know, and there 
are other families of beetles with scales, notably the weevils and bark beetles 
(Curculionidae). In this case the asymmetric scale pattern gave it away - most 
bark beetles are rather plain, but this genus has a couple of species with such 
a pattern. I used an old book that I've had for over 50 years to make the 
initial identification, and confirmed it with an internet search for images of 
the genus. (There's a limit to what I can keep in my head!) The other clue that 
I had was that Simon mentioned dozens of beetles trying to get out. In my 
experience that most often results from a mass emergence from firewood.
Tony

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On 11 August 2017 at 16:34, Mallinckrodt, Casey (VMFA) 
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To the untrained eye this looks more dermestid-like, though perhaps I project 
my greatest problem onto any bug.  Tony, as an entomologist I trust your 
observation but wonder about the features that drew you to that diagnosis? I 
was looking at shape and scale pattern (though my amature eye).
Casey

Casey Mallinckrodt
Assistant Conservator, Sculpture and Decorative Arts Conservation
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Wow, yeah, Tony narrowed it down!  Makes more sense.

Matt

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Museum
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Hi Simon
This is one of the bark beetles (Scolytinae) - I would say it is Hylesinus 
fraxini or a close relative. They are usually associated with ash trees 
(Fraxinus), and tunnel under the bark. When they occur in large numbers 
indoors, the first thing to inspect is any firewood. It is most likely they are 
emerging from that. They do not present a threat to the building or its 
contents, except that dead individuals provide food for Anthrenus larvae.
Best wishes
Tony

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RE: [pestlist] Identification Assistance

2017-07-07 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Just a quick ID would be a tineid moth and multiple insects are booklice.  More 
specifics later or someone else might know one or both species off hand.
Lou

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Hello all,

I've attached several details of a sticky trap laid in one of our storage rooms 
and would very much appreciate help with identification.

The pest in shots 1 and 2 is the only one of its type on the trap.  Those shown 
in shots 3 and 4 number about 20, which has me concerned.  The storage room, 
unfortunately carpeted, houses mostly work on paper, including books.

Best,

Ben

Benjamin Peery
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RE: [pestlist] small grey insects in historic windowsill

2017-07-05 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Hi Megan,
Now that you included a close-up of one insect, it's not a springtail, but a 
booklouse, insect order Psocodea (older literature has it as Psocoptera). No 
termite here.
Either way, it's a moisture issue.
Lou

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Thanks Louis!

I'm attaching a few more images: I managed to get a shot of one of them, and a 
shot of the mound/nest through the microscope. I'm also attaching an image of 
the pest next to a penny for scale reference; I drew a circle around the pest. 
Looking at it under magnification now I think it does look like a springtail.

One of my Facilities colleagues thought it looked like a dry wood termite 
(we've had infestations before, but not in that part of the house), but this 
seems way too small to be a termite. What do you think?

I removed the mound and, hopefully, most of the pests. The wood underneath the 
mound appeared undamaged, but there is tar paper insulation in the vents under 
the window, so I wonder if that is something they would be attracted to?

Many thanks, your help is very much appreciated!
Megan


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Look like springtails, now a non-insect.

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RE: [pestlist] ID Help please

2017-06-29 Thread Louis Sorkin

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2 ants. Large one looks like a de-alate queen carpenter ant. Maybe the small 
one is a pavement ant (2-node), but not sure, could be something else. Need a 
better view of it. The moth is a clothes moth (tineid).
Lou

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Hello everyone,

I found a couple disconcerting pests today. I have my suspicions about what 
they might be, but I'd like confirmation before I decide what actions to take.

Thank you,

Megan Jablonski
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RE: [pestlist] Microscope Photographs

2017-06-26 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Rich,
I agree with the ID as the mite being a species of Balaustium.  I get some 
calls about these mites and also Bryobia.  The default ID by many people and 
PCOs/PMPs is incorrectly clover mites.  They are not aware of other kinds of 
‘red’ mites. There are records of certain Balaustium species biting people, 
too, however the species are not classical parasitic mites (such as those 
blood-feeders known from rodents and birds).  These feeding episodes might not 
be common occurrences.
2 references:
Feeding Habits in the Genus Balaustium (Acarina, Erythraeidae), with Special 
Reference to Attacks on Man. I.M. Newell. 1963. J. Parasitol. 49(3).
Dermatitis Caused by Balaustium murorum. Toshiko Ido, Masanobu Kumakiri, Li-Min 
Lao, Yasuhiro Yano and Nobuhiro Takada. 2003. Acta.Derm.Venereol. 84
Lou

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I’ve been asked by several members of this list for suggestions on digital 
imagers. Rather than replying to each separately, I’ll post here.

I’ve evaluated many such units over the years, and try to keep current on new 
and useful devices. I use several daily in my own work, but I also am an 
authorized reseller for one line of scopes that I frequently recommend to 
clients. ProScope (also known as Bodelin) manufactures diverse lines of digital 
handheld (or mounted) microscopes. They have devices that connect via USB to 
any modern MacOS or Win computer, standalone units that connect wirelessly via 
its own wifi to your phone or tablet, and yet other accessories that clip onto 
your phone or tablet. More recently, they added a digital imager that captures 
excellent images from the ocular tube of a microscope. I use each, and select 
the device depending upon my needs. Find the entire line at 
https://proscopedigital.com.
 You can buy from them or from any other authorized reseller (myself included). 
 Should anyone be interested in my own recommendations and for a quote, contact 
me directly. For examples of images captured using different lenses of a louse 
egg between paper and translucent tape, visit 
https://identify.us.com/idmybug/head-lice/head-lice-images/proscope-lens-compare/proscope-lens-comparison.html.

Finally, back to the mite. That is neither a clover mite nor a biting mite. I 
stand by my initial suggestion, but would be happy to examine the specimen 
directly should it come my way.

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Re: [pestlist] powderpost ID confirmation

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The pronotum looks very narrow and wide for it to be a Lyctus species of 
powderpost beetle.


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Hi Cara,

Unfortunately, that sure does look and sound like a powder post beetle to me 
(though it’s hard for me to be positive without the antennae).

If the altarpiece is on open display, you might want to alert the people who 
clean the gallery that the frass will resemble extremely fine sawdust or even 
very light dirt. It is very easily mistaken for other substances.

Luckily these beetles are pretty weak fliers. If you can’t get the object into 
treatment any time soon, you could be able to partially control their movements 
by using a UV lure in the gallery after hours.

Marina Gibbons
Assistant Conservator
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Los Angeles, CA  90007
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Hi Joel,

Size: 5-6 mm

It was found alive, crawling on a painted platform in front of a painted 
altarpiece on wood panel.  I don’t have any photos of exit holes, but the raw 
wood visible on this altarpiece does have plenty of old signs of pest damage. 
This is a loaned object that reportedly has been treated twice with anoxia in 
the last year, for what type of pest activity I am not sure. (It is typically 
on display in a church, however, so the likelihood of re-infestation seems high 
in that kind of environment.) There was no frass visible below or around the 
altarpiece, however this object is currently installed so I wasn’t able to lift 
it up to examine very closely.

Thanks,
Cara
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Scale or size? Type of material it was found near? Any shot holes or frass?JTV



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Re: [pestlist] Please help me with ID of insect

2017-06-23 Thread Louis Sorkin

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I have to agree. I've been travelling but the first picture that was posted was 
enough. Very distinctive head.  Some are plant feeders; some predaceous. Their 
wings (if present) are also quite distinctive and characteristic for the order.


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Hi Johanna
As others have suggested, a specimen or magnified photo would be best to get a 
definitive name, but looking at your pictures, I am quite sure that the insect 
is a thrips (Thysanoptera). These insects regularly squeeze themselves into 
picture frames (they have evolved to insert themselves into very narrow spaces 
in the plants on which they feed). They will do no damage themselves, but 
occasionally a dead thrips can act as a focal point for mould, which may damage 
works on paper, so they are best removed from the frames.
Best wishes
Tony

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Hello Johanna,

Once you have the frame open, you can try using a piece of clear tape to 
capture the insect.  If a standard microscope is not readily available, a 
simple microscope attachment for the smartphone can be obtained for a very 
reasonable price.  
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QLYPMZW?psc=1
Good luck!

Best,
Jessica

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Sorry!!

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Now with images

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Dear Rich,
attached some more pictures. Have you any ideas?
The insects move, that means they are alive and they are very small (2mm). But 
we will open the pictureframe anyway to get a further view on the problem.
Thanks
Johanna
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RE: [pestlist] Bed bug or no?

2017-06-05 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Too bad there isn't a clearer picture of the size of the close-up shot. It 
might be a true bug (something like an aradid), but not a bed bug.  A focused, 
more macro shot would help. Ventral view, too.
Lou


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Hi all,

One of our volunteers brought this into the museum last week while I was out, 
and said she found it in her couch. Unfortunately, I've only seen the photos, 
as she took it back home since I wasn't here. It does kind of look like a bed 
bug, but seems to lack the point at the end of the abdomen and she said she 
didn't see the distinctive horizontal sectioning you see with bed bugs. Any 
thoughts? I'm curious in case it is a bed bug, but also if it's a pest that 
just looks a lot like one. Apologies that the pictures aren't better.

Thank you!
Robyn

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RE: [pestlist] Wasp

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Is there a better picture or is that all there is?

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I believe the attached photo to be that of a typhiid wasp, but I'm not sure. 
Help!

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Re: [pestlist] ID query

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Some thrips species are predaceous, too.  Note singular and plural spellings of 
thrips and species.


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That’s a thrips. Note, that thrips is the correct singular and plural form for 
insects of this insect order.  They’re pests of living plants. Most often they 
fly or wander in through open windows and doors. Many are small enough to pass 
through intact standard window screens. They should pose no concern to museum 
holdings…. unless your facility has valuable living plants that may be 
considered desirable to these insects.

-Rich

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Hello all,

Attached is a photo of a small insect that has been cropping up lately in some 
of my sticky traps.  It's about a millimeter in length.  Anyone recognize it?

Thanks,

Alan


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RE: [pestlist] Another Mystery Beetle!

2017-05-08 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Size doesn't matter in this case (although the longhorned borer -- palo verde 
beetle - is much larger).  If you look at the pronotum, there are no pointed 
lateral extensions which would be on that cerambycid species, Derobrachus 
geminatus.

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It seems a little early in the year for it, but, given the size, it looks like 
it could be a Palo Verde beetle. You may want to have your ground crew check in 
on the trees on your campus.

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Hello Again,

First off thank you for your replies to my previous inquiry! We have yet 
another mystery beetle in a different location this time-I have attached 
pictures-according to our security team this guy was found strolling around a 
gallery that has Samurai Armor. He was found on the floor. It is difficult to 
say if he is just one of the many beetles that are becoming more active due to 
rising temperatures as we begin our summer here in Arizona. Any clues would be 
much appreciated.

Thank you!

Erika

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RE: [pestlist] Another Mystery Beetle!

2017-05-08 Thread Louis Sorkin

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It looks like a nice sized carabid ground beetle.

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Hello Again,

First off thank you for your replies to my previous inquiry! We have yet 
another mystery beetle in a different location this time-I have attached 
pictures-according to our security team this guy was found strolling around a 
gallery that has Samurai Armor. He was found on the floor. It is difficult to 
say if he is just one of the many beetles that are becoming more active due to 
rising temperatures as we begin our summer here in Arizona. Any clues would be 
much appreciated.

Thank you!

Erika

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RE: [pestlist] EH video of moth capaign

2017-04-06 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Many thanks for the link.  One protein source, dried mouse carcasses, shouldn’t 
be overlooked as a reservoir source.  Mouse corpses can be found in “unintended 
areas” if anticoagulant baits have been used, and can also be in “forgotten 
multicapture traps”.
BTW, there have also been instances in North America of a small, but 
differently colored moth (Browndotted Clothes Moth, European House Moth - 
Niditinea fuscella) showing up in the Tineola bisselliella pheromone monitors.  
I saw samples from monitors in people’s homes, but the windows were open and 
there was no damage to textiles; webbing clothes moths not present. There are 
reports of its larvae feeding on dry animal and plant remains.  It’s been taken 
from bird nests feeding on shed feathers and feces, and also associated with 
grains and stored products. A story in Fumigants & Pheromones (2012. V. 104- 
Pat knows this one) by their entomologist (Alain VanRyckeghem, BCE) noted the 
following: woolen rugs in poor conditions such as damp basements may be 
susceptible to attack. They are more commonly found in bird nests – 
particularly of chicken, domestic pigeon, and swallows, where they feed on shed 
feathers and feces. These moths have been found on taxidermy mounts feeding on 
feathers, and in insect cultures feeding on dead bodies and frass. They are 
scavengers of grain or soybean dust in damp dark buildings. The larvae may also 
feed on organic litter in wooded areas, farm buildings such as poultry houses 
or feeding on fungus growth in mulch around homes.
Lou

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RE: [pestlist] Identification please

2017-04-06 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Hi Richard,
The bark (& ambrosia) beetles are now treated as a subfamily, Scolytinae, of 
the weevil family, Curculionidae.  Not sure if the bug is a mirid – I don’t see 
a discernable cuneus in the hemelytra and closed cells also in the membranous 
portion.  Not used to looking at New Zealand fauna.
Fiona, this site might help on that bug is a mirid. 
http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/invertebrates/systematics/hemiptera/hemiptera-virtual-collection/heteroptera/miridae
You might be able to search through it for more insects.
Lou

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The first two are adult beetles, most likely bark beetles of the family 
Scolytidae. They resemble Hylastes spp.

The third creature appears to be an adult heteropteran, most likely a member of 
the family Miridae.



The images don't allow for much more precision beyond these conclusions.


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Hi,
I would be grateful if someone could identify these two insects.

Image ‘pest a’ is the bottom view of image ‘pest b’.

Apologies for the bleaching effect of the lighting.

Kind Regards, Fiona.
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[pestlist] NYES April meeting 4/18

2017-04-04 Thread Louis Sorkin

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If you're in the Tri-State area on April 18, you might want to stop over and 
sit in on a lecture.  Open to the public.

The New York Entomological Society, Inc.
Incorporating the Brooklyn Entomological Society
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024
Phone: 212.769.5613   Fax: 212.769.5277
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Society meetings are open to the public with no admission charge


Speaker:Moses Cucura, M.S.
Entomologist, Vector Control, Suffolk County Department 
of Public Works
Presentation:  "Tick Surveillance, Management Strategies and Personal 
Repellents"
Moses Cucura, an entomologist, is the Tick Specialist for Suffolk County 
Department of Public Works, Division of Vector Control and an appointed member 
to the Suffolk County Tick Control Advisory Committee. He examines existing and 
emerging tick management strategies and products through locally held field 
efficacy trials and provides technical assistance to entities interested in or 
conducting tick management. In addition, he operates a long term tick 
surveillance program with sites across Suffolk County tracking species, 
populations, seasonal activity, and environmental parameters to help improve 
management efforts.

The presentation will briefly review Suffolk County Vector Control's 
county-wide tick surveillance and management initiative. Deer Tick (Ixodes 
scapularis), Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) and the American Dog Tick 
(Dermacentor variabilis) ecologies will be reviewed and their relationships to 
management strategies highlighted. Individual tick management strategies will 
be examined and the potential synergistic effects of implementing multiple 
strategies simultaneously will be reviewed. Field efficacy of select synthetic 
and various green or organic acaricide products and application methods will be 
examined based on existing literature and Suffolk County Vector Control's field 
efficacy trials. Lastly, tick repellent types and concentrations data will be 
presented and discussed to improve personal protection while outdoors.

Where:   Linder Theater, AMNH (West 77th St entrance)
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time:7 PM to 8:30 PM

[beetle]Dinner: Senn Thai Comfort Food

   452 Amsterdam Avenue

   9:00PM



Society meetings are always open to the public with no admission charge

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RE: [pestlist] Found these

2017-02-23 Thread Louis Sorkin
No. Looks like eastern boxelder bug, Boisea trivittata.

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Hello -

Found some of these while at a meeting yesterday. Are they roaches?

Thanks,
Leon ...

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RE: [pestlist] Identification

2017-02-15 Thread Louis Sorkin
Could be sarcophagid puparium. Difficult to say unless the last segment can be 
seen.  Either sarcophagid or calliphorid flies would be good choices.

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I think the most likely answer is a calliphorid puparium. A bluebottle's sense 
of smell will guide it to potential food sources, even bricked-up cats.
Tony Irwin



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On 15 February 2017 at 10:42, BLAKE, CHELSEA E. (Student) 
> wrote:

Hi all,

I have recently taken this off a desiccated cat found in a mansion wall. I have 
found evidence of Black Carpet Beetle larvae elsewhere on the cat, but have 
been unable to identify this sample. It is somewhat conical with a domed top, 
smooth on the outside but with banded ridges on the interior.



Thanks for any help!

Chelsea



Re: [pestlist] Help identifying larvae

2017-02-09 Thread Louis Sorkin
These look like caterpillars.  Could be a tineid moth species. You'll have to 
do some sleuthing to find out what could be infested.


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Subject: [pestlist] Help identifying larvae

Hi,

I would really appreciate some help identifying the larvae in the attached 
photo, they are about 5mm long and were found on a pest trap next to a coat 
stand so it is possible they have been brought in on a coat. Could they be 
clothes moth larvae or are they too small?

[cid:image002.jpg@01D282BE.4FD71AE0]

Many thanks,

Frances Cooper


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RE: [pestlist] please ID pest

2017-01-20 Thread Louis Sorkin
Yes, from the picture quality it’s a cucujoid and Silvanidae  is a good choice 
and Uleiota dubia or U. debilis, I believe, are the species to compare. The 
specimen would help in its future ID.

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I'd second Richards ID, Uleiota sp., but we would need much better images to 
determine further than that and ideally the specimen itself.

Stuart

On 19 January 2017 at 14:44, Pollack, Richard J 
> wrote:
Cara,
The form of the antennae and other characteristics are reminiscent of some of 
the silvanids, particularly Uleiota spp. I’d be more confident if I saw the 
specimen directly.
I’d be interested in learning the suggestions of others.
-Rich

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Hello,
The attached photos show a pest found inside a framed painting. I’d appreciate 
assistance ID-ing this bug, to determine if it may have been feeding or laying 
eggs within the wooden stretcher/frame and/or the canvas. Specimen is most 
likely from NE United States, and is approximately 5mm long (without antennae); 
antennae are approx 4mm long.

[Insect back 1-19-17.JPG]

[Insect stomach 1-19-17.JPG]
Thank you kindly,

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RE: [pestlist] ID Help

2016-12-07 Thread Louis Sorkin
Just a quick family ID right now is Buprestidae.  Metallic wood boring beetles.

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Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 1:36 PM
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Subject: [pestlist] ID Help

Hi everyone!

My colleague found this insect in our historic house. She said it is about 1 ½ 
inches long and seems to have a metallic underside. Does anyone know what this 
is?

Thank you,
Ellie

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RE: [pestlist] Unknown Bug

2016-11-30 Thread Louis Sorkin
A dorsal view in addition to those oblique ones would help ID this true bug. 
It's an outdoor living species.

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Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:47 AM
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Subject: [pestlist] Unknown Bug


Hello everyone,



This small bug was found near a costume on display. I have not had any luck 
identifying it and would appreciate any help!



Thank you,



Ana Juarez

Student Intern

Ringling Museum

5401 Bay Shore Road

Sarasota, Florida, 34243

(305) 613-3190


RE: [pestlist] ID Help please

2016-11-04 Thread Louis Sorkin
Megan,
That's the rear end view so the pair of cerci (multi-segmented pointed 
projections) are visible.
Lou

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Oh gross. Okay, thank you!

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Cockroach nymph. 

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> Hello everyone, 
> 
> I found this insect near the front doors of our building. The body measures 
> about 3 mm front to back. Does anybody know what I've found? 
> 
> Thank you in advance,
> 
> Megan Jablonski
> Collections Manager
> Puget Sound Navy Museum
> Naval History & Heritage Command
> 251 1st Street
> Bremerton, WA 98337
> p. (360) 627-2288
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> 
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RE: [pestlist] Cave Cricket?

2016-09-07 Thread Louis Sorkin
Picture not bad, really. Yes, known as  cave or camel cricket, family 
Rhaphidiphoridae. Wingless = adult can’t chirp since sound mechanism is via 
wings of crickets.

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Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 1:48 PM
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Subject: [pestlist] Cave Cricket?


Hello,

I found just found this fellow a few feet away from an american cockroach, both 
dead in the basement.  This is my first time seeing this pest, is it a cave 
cricket?

Sorry for the poor phone quality pictures.

Thank you,
Erika




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RE: [pestlist] Fruit Fly Question

2016-08-24 Thread Louis Sorkin
Those are psychodid flies, so drain flies, sink flies, moth flies, or sewer 
gnats are all good common names. I prefer moth flies.

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Subject: RE: [pestlist] Fruit Fly Question

Hello!

Sorry I didn't get back to everyone yesterday, I ended up 
needing to move some shelving units. The general consensus seems to be on drain 
flies, thank you everyone that took the time to reply. I've attached an image I 
took of a trap that shows four flies right together. Hopefully the quality is 
enough to make an identification, I think a macro lens needs to be my next 
purchase!

Thank you everyone in advance.

William Shepherd
Collections Officer
Swift Current Museum
44 Robert Street West
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
S9H 4M9
Phone: 306-778-4815
Fax: 306-778-4818

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A picture will help clear up the uncertainties. There are a few Drosophila 
species that can live like phorids and psychodids. Not all are on fermenting 
fruits. One species develops on fresh fruit, in fact.
Lou Sorkin


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Date: 8/22/16 17:00 (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: RE: [pestlist] Fruit Fly Question
Defiantly moth fly (drain fly)

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Could be a drain fly from the drains in bathroom area.  See photo

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Are you sure they're fruit flies? I deal with a similar issue earlier this 
summer. We had tons of what I thought were fruit flies in our collections area, 
so I posted a photo of them on this listserv.  By doing that, I was informed 
that they were actually "Black Fungus Gnats," which were an indicator of excess 
moisture in our collections area! Would you be able to post a close-up picture 
of your flies?

Megan Jablonski
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Puget Sound Navy Museum
Naval History & Heritage Command
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Bremerton, WA 98337
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Hello,



I have an odd question. I've been noticing the occasional fruit 
fly in my office area/washroom/work areas which are located in the basement of 
our building. I don't allow any kind of food on this level of the building, nor 
any drinks outside of water in resealable bottles and then only in designated 
areas with restrictions. Most of the time there's no one else on this level of 
the building and if there is I'd likely notice them bringing in food or other 
drinks. I haven't seen any fruit flies in the collections storage areas (woo!). 
There are exhaust vents in my work area and in the washroom. The was

RE: [pestlist] Bugs in Exhibit Case

2016-08-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
Picture good enough for ID as termite.

 Original message 
From: Lena Hernandez 
Date: 8/11/16 08:42 (GMT-05:00)
To: pestlist@museumpests.net
Subject: [pestlist] Bugs in Exhibit Case

Hi all,

We discovered some bugs in one of our exhibits cases yesterday and would 
appreciate help with an ID. Luckily the materials in the case are not actually 
collections, but bugs anywhere are concerning. Sorry about the poor photo 
quality, they were taken with a cell phone.

Lena

Lena Hernandez
Collections Manager & Registrar

Museum of Science & History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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RE: [pestlist] Another spider

2016-08-07 Thread Louis Sorkin
A golden orb weaver is normally thought of as Nephila clavipes, but the spider 
picture (a ventral view) that Ann posted looks more like a species of Argiope, 
probably A. trifasciata. It is known as the banded Argiope. There would be a 
brush on the distal tibiae of legs I, II, IV in Nephila clavipes and these are 
absent in the pictures supplied. There are also remnants of a stabilimentum in 
the picture and that is found in Argiope orb webs.

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Entomophagy Research
Division of Invertebrate Zoology | American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | New York, New York 10024-5192
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of Thomas Parker [bugma...@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2016 9:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [pestlist] Another spider

It's called the Golden Orb Weaver spider. Beautiful!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 6, 2016, at 9:07 PM, Ann Shaftel  wrote:
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RE: [pestlist] Insect ID

2016-07-20 Thread Louis Sorkin

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A large rove beetle. Staphylinidae, maybe a species of Platydracus.
Lou Sorkin

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Hello there,

Can anyone help me to identify this insect? I found it in the main floor 
painting studio and caught it in a cup. My museum is located in central 
Pennsylvania.

The insect is roughly 1 inch long, for an idea of scale. While attempting to 
photograph its abdomen (no luck, sorry), I learned that it does have a set of 
wings, as it unfurled them quite suddenly. They have a slightly purplish 
iridescence. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Elizabeth



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RE: [pestlist] Possible cricket ID

2016-07-18 Thread Louis Sorkin

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That's the evaniid wasp (an oothecal-egg case) parasite of certain cockroach 
species. Includes American cockroach and oriental cockroach species.  You must 
have one or both cockroach species around to have this wasp species present.

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Can someone help identify the attached insect? It was flying around one of the 
offices near the collections storage room. My best guess was a cricket?  Sorry 
about the blurry photos, he is quite a mover! 

Thanks!
Lena

Lena Hernandez
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Museum of Science & History
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Jacksonville, FL 32207
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RE: [pestlist] IGRs

2016-06-27 Thread Louis Sorkin

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It’s interesting that hydroprene (Gentrol) was developed and tested on 
hemimetabolous insects; Methoprene (Precor) on holometabolous insects (such as 
beetles). Cockroaches and bed bugs are hemimetabolous, but Gentrol basically 
had no effect at label dosages on bed bugs even though the early studies said 
it did.  It has always worked well against cockroaches.  Methoprene was shown 
to be efficacious against certain reduviid (Rhodnius) bugs and bed bugs, both 
hemipterans and both hemimetabolous insects.  These particular IGRs are 
supposed to translocate from original points of application, though I remember 
hearing another word to explain about their movement in the environment.  With 
respect to two related beetles, the cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) is 
supposed to respond to Methoprene and not Hydroprene, while the drugstore 
beetle (Stegobium paniceum) is supposed to be more responsive to Hydroprene.  
Other stored product pests also respond to Hydroprene.
Insects always surprise us.
Lou

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Entomophagy Research
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We already spray the exterior of the building with esfenvalerate, which has 
helped tremendously preventivng new critters from getting in.  However, we 
still need to address our resident populations.

My understanding is that Gentrol (hydroprene) will also affect a handful of 
other common pests, including drugstore beetles.  Our biggest concern about 
using this product is how the IPM coordinator for our campus described how it 
is used.  He made it sound like the chemical travels through the building, or 
at least parts of it, meaning that it touches everything.  We're used to target 
spraying, but the idea of a chemical floating through the air and coming into 
contact with photographic collections does raise a concern.

Another concern we are curious about is if Gentrol arrests development of 
larva, do they stay in the larval stage longer and cause more damage to 
whatever they are feeding on as a result?

Mostly I'm interested in hearing if anyone else out there has tried IGRs and 
what their experiences are.

Thanks,

Alan


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Insect growth regulators do not work on all insects across the board.  They 
work primarily on cockroaches and fleas.  They disrupt the molting process of 
cockroaches and hold fleas in the harmless larval stage.  They would not be a 
good choice for fabric pests or silverfish.

Tom Parker

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What is the target pest?

Joel Voron
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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  Office 757-220-7080
Cell 757-634-1175
  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org




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RE: [pestlist] Pest ID

2016-06-21 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Actually good examples of what are commonly known as springtails. At one time 
classified as insects, but are now in another category of hexapods. The 
Collembola is now considered a subclass and the different subcategories of 
these springtails are the orders. This one is an entomobryid collembolan. The 
furcula is the structure of the spring apparatus situated at the rear of the 
body and it folds forward and clasps on the ventral side of the body.  A quick 
release propels the creature from the substrate surface.


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Entomophagy Research

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Hello,

This morning the following four pests were caught in an Archives processing 
area, on someone's desk. They suspect that they came out of a box of documents 
that were being processed, but are not certain. There are also boxes nearby 
from recent supply shipments.

The pests were caught with pieces of scotch tape and, as a result, are slightly 
mangled. They range in size from 2mm - 3mm.

I know they're pretty smashed, but I was hoping some components that are 
visible might provide clues to what they are?

Thanks in advance!

Best,

Crista Pack



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RE: [pestlist] identification requestion from Wisconsin, USA

2016-06-10 Thread Louis Sorkin

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I think it's a mirid plant bug from seeing its parts.  From outdoors and must 
have flown into the box at some point.
Lou Sorkin

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Hello;

This little pest ( about 3mm long in it's mangled state) crawled out of a box 
that came into our reading room from an offsite storage location yesterday. The 
researcher helpfully 'captured' it for us.



Any ideas? Pics are 'front' and 'back' but the pest itself is slightly mangled 
at this point.  Thanks in advance. Katie



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RE: [pestlist] Mite?

2016-06-07 Thread Louis Sorkin

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Please read my recent post on ‘’red” mites.  Book lice do feed on mold and 
fungi, but can feed on dead insects and other items as well.  Again, depends on 
species.
Lou

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I think the "book lice" are said to feed off mold and fungi. The red mites just 
eat pollen and outdoor plants like clover and grass.
Best,
Sharlane

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I was long ago told by an entomologist that the red mites are likely feeding 
off of microscopic mold, which would make sense as to why they are found in a 
humid environment.  It would be helpful if someone with greater knowledge could 
corroborate.

Best,
Hilary

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Correct. These are very commonly seen as Tom noted. The larvae of most are 
parasitic on arthropods; species of one genus are pollen feeders. Nymphs and 
adults are predaceous.  The pollen feeders have been known to bite people – but 
it’s only tasting, not feeding.  They can actually stay on the roof and walls 
of buildings and don’t go back to the ground.  Crushed mites do stain certain 
substrates.
Lou

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These red mites are quite common crawling up the exterior of buildings and 
entering through the weep holes in the lower frames of windows.  They are 
originating in the moist leaf litter and mulch around the perimeter of the 
building.  You'll have to check with Lou, but I think they are predaceous.  The 
only damage they cause is a red smear if crushed.

Tom Parker


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Red snout mites are members of Bdellidae; this one looks more like an 
Erythraeidae.

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I have found these too - also in Seattle. I think they are red snout mites.

BETSY BRUEMMER | Collections Manager

MOHAI Resource Center
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RE: [pestlist] Mite?

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There are actually many red colored mites and their natural histories differ. 
Bdellids feed on insect and mite eggs and small insects; erythraeids vary 
depending on life stage (arthropod parasites and predaceous); some soil mites 
such as oribatids can be red and feed on decaying plants, fungi, algae, 
springtails; clover mites feed on plants and can be red; some trombiculid 
adults are red and plant feeders, larvae are chiggers and are parasitic on 
various animals such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, some insects.
Your entomologist relied too much on a generalization.

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I was long ago told by an entomologist that the red mites are likely feeding 
off of microscopic mold, which would make sense as to why they are found in a 
humid environment.  It would be helpful if someone with greater knowledge could 
corroborate.

Best,
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Correct. These are very commonly seen as Tom noted. The larvae of most are 
parasitic on arthropods; species of one genus are pollen feeders. Nymphs and 
adults are predaceous.  The pollen feeders have been known to bite people – but 
it’s only tasting, not feeding.  They can actually stay on the roof and walls 
of buildings and don’t go back to the ground.  Crushed mites do stain certain 
substrates.
Lou

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These red mites are quite common crawling up the exterior of buildings and 
entering through the weep holes in the lower frames of windows.  They are 
originating in the moist leaf litter and mulch around the perimeter of the 
building.  You'll have to check with Lou, but I think they are predaceous.  The 
only damage they cause is a red smear if crushed.

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Red snout mites are members of Bdellidae; this one looks more like an 
Erythraeidae.

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I have found these too - also in Seattle. I think they are red snout mites.

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RE: [pestlist] Mite?

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Correct. These are very commonly seen as Tom noted. The larvae of most are 
parasitic on arthropods; species of one genus are pollen feeders. Nymphs and 
adults are predaceous.  The pollen feeders have been known to bite people – but 
it’s only tasting, not feeding.  They can actually stay on the roof and walls 
of buildings and don’t go back to the ground.  Crushed mites do stain certain 
substrates.
Lou

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These red mites are quite common crawling up the exterior of buildings and 
entering through the weep holes in the lower frames of windows.  They are 
originating in the moist leaf litter and mulch around the perimeter of the 
building.  You'll have to check with Lou, but I think they are predaceous.  The 
only damage they cause is a red smear if crushed.

Tom Parker


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Red snout mites are members of Bdellidae; this one looks more like an 
Erythraeidae.

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I have found these too - also in Seattle. I think they are red snout mites.

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Hello everyone,

I found this little guy (less than 1 mm) near our library, which is on the 
third floor. My first guess is that it's a mite, but since it was by our 
library, I wanted to be sure it wasn't something more harmful.

Thank you!

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RE: [pestlist] Mite?

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Red snout mites are members of Bdellidae; this one looks more like an 
Erythraeidae.

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I have found these too - also in Seattle. I think they are red snout mites.

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Hello everyone, 

I found this little guy (less than 1 mm) near our library, which is on the 
third floor. My first guess is that it's a mite, but since it was by our 
library, I wanted to be sure it wasn't something more harmful. 

Thank you!

Megan Jablonski
Collections Manager
Puget Sound Navy Museum
Naval History & Heritage Command
251 1st Street
Bremerton, WA 98337
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[pestlist] RE: identification help please

2015-05-26 Thread Louis Sorkin

The paler one might be a bit younger than the darker one and hasn’t yet tanned 
and darkened. These look like members of the Latridiidae and probably belong to 
a species of Corticarina or Corticaria, possibly leaning toward a member of the 
first genus.  Vental views and tarsal views would help, but the latter might be 
difficult to provide.

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Can anyone help me to identify these small insects? They are about 2mm long and 
were found near wooden objects.

Many thanks!
Bernice

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[pestlist] RE: identification help please

2015-05-26 Thread Louis Sorkin

BTW there’s also a booklouse in one of the pictures (the one with the pale 
beetle).

Sorry, misspelled in this sentence. Ventral views and tarsal views would help, 
but the latter might be difficult to provide.


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The paler one might be a bit younger than the darker one and hasn’t yet tanned 
and darkened. These look like members of the Latridiidae and probably belong to 
a species of Corticarina or Corticaria, possibly leaning toward a member of the 
first genus.  Vental views and tarsal views would help, but the latter might be 
difficult to provide.

Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E.
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American Museum of Natural History
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Can anyone help me to identify these small insects? They are about 2mm long and 
were found near wooden objects.

Many thanks!
Bernice

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RE: [pestlist] Identify?

2014-07-10 Thread Louis Sorkin
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I’d say it’s the brown marmorated stink bug
Halyomorpha halys
Lou

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Several of these were in boxes of donated papers, all are dead.
Thanks for your help!
Best,
Sharlane


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[pestlist] RE: Moth Identification

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From the picture, I think you found Pyralis farinalis. The meal moth. You can 
look up info on it.  From one site:
* Is a minor pest of coarsely ground cereal products
* Wheat, barley, oats, corn, peas, beans, flour, peanuts, dried fruit, 
potatoes in storage, mixed feed, processed cereals, hay (alfalfa and clover)
* Is most abundant in mouldy grain, decaying cereals and cereal 
products that have a high moisture content
* May be thought of as an indicator of poor sanitation

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Dear Pestlist,

Is anyone able to help identify this moth, which was found indoors in Cleveland 
in June? Thanks in advance!

Best regards,

Chris

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RE: [pestlist] ID resources and new content on MuseumPests.net

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Nancy  others,
Actually, I'm putting together a presentation for pest management professionals 
in November (there's a recertification meeting that time every year in NYC) and 
my topic this time will be something like W** is stuck in the damn glue? 
(title to be amended!).  This way the PMPs will have some help in identifying 
the unknowns by their parts because many samples are not in pristine condition 
after capture.  I've been amassing quite a number of glue boards over the 
years.  If you have any good ones -and don't mind parting with them- please 
send them along.  This can be a beginning for some type of publication.
Lou

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Thank you Rachael,

And, you are right, it is interesting to see the photos come in and certainly, 
when specimens are stuck in the glue on insect monitors, they do not look like 
the photographs.  I was thinking that a publication using actual photos and 
their identities would also be useful.

Nancy

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Dear Colleagues,
The PestList is an amazing resource that has grown from its original 11 users 
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identify pests that we find in our institutions.  I'd like to remind everyone 
that there resources on identification developed by the IPM Working Group on 
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Sheets and the section with additional Identification Resources.  I don't want 
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We also wanted to let you know that virtually all the presentations and posters 
from March's MuseumPests 2014: Integrated Pest Management for Museums, 
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you will take some time to peruse this new, valuable content.  Again our 
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We have other new content that was completed at the meeting and will be going 
up in the next few weeks.  Please check the website and we'll notify the list 
as we go.

Best,
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RE: [pestlist] ID resources and new content on MuseumPests.net

2014-06-16 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Nancy, yes, of course.

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Hello Lou,

I look forward to seeing your presentation, hopefully you can share the 
compiled photos with the group.

Nancy

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Nancy  others,
Actually, I'm putting together a presentation for pest management professionals 
in November (there's a recertification meeting that time every year in NYC) and 
my topic this time will be something like W** is stuck in the damn glue? 
(title to be amended!).  This way the PMPs will have some help in identifying 
the unknowns by their parts because many samples are not in pristine condition 
after capture.  I've been amassing quite a number of glue boards over the 
years.  If you have any good ones -and don't mind parting with them- please 
send them along.  This can be a beginning for some type of publication.
Lou

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Thank you Rachael,

And, you are right, it is interesting to see the photos come in and certainly, 
when specimens are stuck in the glue on insect monitors, they do not look like 
the photographs.  I was thinking that a publication using actual photos and 
their identities would also be useful.

Nancy

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Dear Colleagues,
The PestList is an amazing resource that has grown from its original 11 users 
to over 600 individuals worldwide.  It is gratifying that entomologists, pest 
management professionals and others are available to share their knowledge and 
identify pests that we find in our institutions.  I'd like to remind everyone 
that there resources on identification developed by the IPM Working Group on 
the MuseumPests website http://museumpests.net/identification/ .  Before you 
post to the list please take a moment to check the image library, the Pest Fact 
Sheets and the section with additional Identification Resources.  I don't want 
to discourage people from posting to the list, but you may find that you can 
answer your own question and learn an additional useful fact or two as well!

We also wanted to let you know that virtually all the presentations and posters 
from March's MuseumPests 2014: Integrated Pest Management for Museums, 
Libraries, Archives and Historic Sites conference and workshop session are now 
online at http://museumpests.net/museumpests-2014-conference/.  We hope that 
you will take some time to peruse this new, valuable content.  Again our 
grateful thanks go to my IPM-WG Co-Chair Ryan Jones, Patty Silence and the 
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RE: [pestlist] vapona

2014-06-08 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Vapona (Dichlorvos) is under a different formulation than it was years ago. 
Produced now as Nuvan strip made by AMVAC. Also as Hot Shot No Pest Strip. It's 
not registered in Canada.  It's an organophosphate insecticide, a 
cholinesterase inhibitor action material. Atropine is the antidote. Different 
ones are formulated for professional use and some for general public use.  I 
think it's a big problem in letting the public use it; they really don't read 
the instructions that well.  I really don't know if I'd include it as a product 
for your book, unless of course, you are also including other insecticides and 
pros and cons.

Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E.
Entomologist, Arachnologist
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192
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I am working on the pest control chapter of my next book.

Question:  I have a note to myself from the March meeting about increasing moth 
problems and the usefulness of Vapona. Should I be recommending this?

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[pestlist] RE: Odd Beetle larva?

2014-06-06 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Yes, odd beetle.
Lou Sorkin


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Hello everyone,

We're pretty certain the larvae we found in two sticky traps are those of the 
Odd Beetle.  But, just to confirm, take a look at the attached photo and let me 
know what you think.  I believe we have been finding them over the years but 
they have been misidentified.  With a refreshed IPM program we're doing a 
better job of ID, documentation and monitoring.  :)

For some context:
- The museum is in Northern Delaware
- The traps were both in closets - one on the 8th floor (only one more floor 
above it) and the other on the 1st floor
- Neither closet houses material Odd beetles are known to feed on - fur, 
feather, hide

I'm suspect of what in our walls, roof, voids etc.  The 8th could have the 
remains of bird nests outside.  The 1st floor is a bigger mystery.

Thanks,

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[pestlist] RE: identification help please

2014-05-02 Thread Louis Sorkin
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The beetle looks like a minute brown scavenger beetle family Latridiidae, genus 
malanophthalma.  Not sure of species.
Genus name would be spelled Melanophthalma, but see my previous post on another 
genus.

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John,
I have identified these at CMNH  - so we definitely have them in the museum 
system here in Pittsburgh. I had John Rawlins identify them - they are 
difficult to ID to a species level. Do you have moisture in the area of the 
traps?  Let me know if you want me to swing by and take a look.

Gretchen Anderson
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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John,
The beetle looks like a minute brown scavenger beetle family Latridiidae, genus 
malanophthalma.  Not sure of species.
Nancy

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Greetings pestlisters,

We caught this small beetle, Trap#5022-1a, in a sticky trap on 4/30/2014  in 
Pittsburgh PA.
It measures a little more than 1.5 mm long.
It seems to have 9 or so small ridges along each side of its thorax.

We also caught this small larva, Trap#5033-3b, in the same area.
It measures less than 1.5 mm long.
It was alive when captured.

Any ideas?  Latridiidae maybe?
Thanks!
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[pestlist] RE: true powderpost?

2014-04-21 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Looks like a weevil, family Curculionidae. Could be a species of Otiorhynchus.  
So not a lyctine bostrichid beetle.
Lou

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[pestlist] RE: beetle or millipede?

2014-03-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Hi Betsy,
The creatures are bristle millipedes.  I've sorted quite a few over the past 35 
years from litter samples.  Here's some info modified from Wikipedia and other 
sources:
Polyxenus is a genus of millipede in the order Polyxenida, containing at least 
30 valid species as of 2012.  The class is Diplopoda.
Polyxenus fasciculatus is a species of millipede about 2 millimeters (0.079 in) 
long which is notable for its use of detachable bristles which entangle 
predators such as ants, spiders, pseudoscorpions, and centipedes. The tail 
bristles have grappling hooks at the tip which lock on to the setae of an ant, 
and barbs along their length which cause them to interlink.  You can see on the 
ventral side that there are more than 3 pairs of legs so not an adult or larval 
insect.  The tuft of tail bristles are analogous to those on certain dermestid 
larvae (these are the hastisetae, the spear-headed setaet) such as found on 
members of commonly encountered species of Trogoderma and Anthrenus.  The body 
setae of Thylodrias contractus (odd beetle) are a bit enlarged toward the tip, 
but also flattened and rounded and have no spear-heads.  Molting by the insect 
larvae and molting by the millipede replaces the specialized hair tufts that 
are lost when defending itself.  Tom Eisner from Cornell University reported on 
the anti-predator behavior back in 1996.  BTW, new world tarantulas 
(Theraphosid spiders) have urticating hairs that are flicked off by the spider 
when it is bothered by a predator or pet keeper.  This is not good if these 
impact your eyes.  There are 4-7 different types of these hairs and the spider 
also replaces these by molting.  This is very useful for the spiders since many 
will live 20-30 years, so there are female post adult molts in these spider 
species and the anti-predator structures are replaced.  Males normally don't 
live long after maturing at around 7-10 years, although I've kept some in good 
health and one or 2 males did have post-adult molts only to lose their 
pedipalps since these went with the shed skin.  If you know about spider 
reproduction, these secondary sexual characters are what move the sperm from 
the male (via a sperm web) to the female (via courtship and mating).  His age 
is against him anyway and will soon die.  The female because it molts actually 
replaces the structures (spermathecae in her abdomen, connected to ovaries) and 
in effect becomes a virgin since the old spermathecae may have been filled with 
sperm from previous matings.
Lou

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We had a recent invasion of small pests that I am having difficulty 
identifying. I thought they were carpet beetle larvae but an entomologist on 
bugguide.net has suggested bristle millipede. They were found crawling all over 
a white wall in a textile storage room, following a water leak through the 
exterior wall. We have in the past found old dried up dermestid casings on some 
of our textiles but we don't know if the textiles came in that way or if the 
evidence is due to recent activity. It's a huge collection that is just now 
being properly catalogued. There is surprisingly small amount of damage to the 
textiles overall so it seems more likely to me that these larvae came in 
through the leaky building envelope. The images for both these pests are quite 
similar, however, millipedes are not usually mentioned as museum pests and we 
have not seen adult millipedes to date but we did find one carpet beetle last 
year. Thanks for your help.

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[pestlist] RE: millipede!

2014-03-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
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They're small creatures anyway and some have actually been taken from drier 
habitats.  Possibly too much dampness, as you noted, is making them more 
visible as they try to leave very wet places.  Carpet beetles (larvae) could 
munch on dead bodies of bristle millipedes.

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Thank you for all the responses. Consensus is that it is a Bristle Millipede 
larva. Thanks to your explanations, I believe I can now see the legs on the 
underside, which number far more than the three pairs that an insect would 
have. While these guys like damp conditions, I think our recent rains made it 
too damp and they came inside for refuge from the large puddle of standing 
water outside the building. You can imagine my relief that we are not being 
invaded by carpet beetles!

BETSY bruemmer
collections manager

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RE: [pestlist] Insect identification help

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Yes, looks like an entomobryid springtail.




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I would appreciate help with a more definite ID on this insect - I have seen it 
incidentally in traps before, but have been seeing it in higher concentration.  
I have identified it from reference books as a springtail and nuisance - am I 
on track?  The second image contains a CM ruler with MM marks for scale.

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RE: [pestlist] Insect identification help

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Technically no longer classified as an insect, but hexapod.  Obviously is 
6-legged as well.




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I would appreciate help with a more definite ID on this insect - I have seen it 
incidentally in traps before, but have been seeing it in higher concentration.  
I have identified it from reference books as a springtail and nuisance - am I 
on track?  The second image contains a CM ruler with MM marks for scale.

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RE: [pestlist] Identification Help

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Looks like a sciarid fly, a dark-winged fungus gnat.  Normally breed in potted 
plants that have been overwatered in the home or office environment. Do you 
have many flies?
Some treatments have included adding cedar wood chips to potted plants and use 
of nematodes and making sure that the plants do not get overwatered.  Maybe in 
a live insect area there is moist organic material in other areas as well.  
Possibly dead insects, soils, etc.

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Hello All

We keep getting this bug in our pest traps at the Museum. The traps are located 
in a live insect area (but this is not one we have on display!)

Can any one help identify it?

Thanks for any help on this!

Kacey Page
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[pestlist] RE: help with identification

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Not sure. Could be a beetle larva if anything. A very strange looking head (at 
first, reminiscent of a thrips' head), but mandibles are evident in one of the 
pictures.  Look like cerci at the tip of abdomen.

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Greetings pestlisters,
This specimen (2 pics) was found in a trap in October of 2013.  We would 
appreciate help identifying it.
Thanks!
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RE: [pestlist]

2013-12-12 Thread Louis Sorkin
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I'd say it doesn't look like Periplaneta americana (8 eggs on each side, 14-16 
eggs total and case not as long as next 2 species), but looks most like Blatta 
orientalis (16 eggs), the oriental cockroach. Another possible species would be 
the smoky brown (Periplaneta fuliginosa) with around 24 eggs/capsule.  American 
cockroach ootheca is not as long as other two.  Difficult to see the side 
sculpturing of ootheca to see eggs/side.

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Hello,

I don't believe the samples are larder beetles, since they tend to burrow into 
wood to pupate.  The pupal cases are probably left in the wood when adults 
emerge.   If there are holes in the frames, then may be it is larder beetles.

Now that I've looked at the picture closer, they look like American cockroach 
egg cases.

Regards,
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Subject: ID larder beetle pupae castings?

Can anyone tell me if the attached image is castings of larder beetles?  Th ey 
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[pestlist] RE: ID larder beetle pupae castings?

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Look like cockroach egg cases (oothecae).

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Can anyone tell me if the attached image is castings of larder beetles?  They 
measure about 12 mm in length and were found in the crevice between a painting 
on wood and its wood frame, with boring damage to the painting.  Thanks.


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RE: [pestlist] Sticky trap help

2013-09-01 Thread Louis Sorkin
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I think the mass is not secreted by crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus).
No, not secreted, but the parasitic worms emerged from the host cricket.


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I think the mass is not secreted by crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus).
Dr. Abdul Rauf
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Hello all,

A colleague of mine in Kansas forwarded me the attached image of a sticky trap 
and is requesting some help in figuring out what the mass of light yellow, 
squiggly material might be. Is it something that was secreted by the crickets 
on the trap or something completely different? Thanks for your help.

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RE: [pestlist] ID please!

2013-08-29 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Bellés, X., Halstead, D.G.H. 1985. Identification and geographical distribution 
of Gibbium aequinoctiale Boieldieu and Gibbium psylloides (Czenpinski) 
(Coleoptera: Ptinidae). Journal of Stored Products Research 21 (3): 151-155.

Basically Old World species is G. psylloides, New World is G. aequinoctiale.

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The first picture is a larva of odd beetle  the second picture is an adult of 
shiny spider beetle Gibbium psylloides.
 Subject: [pestlist] ID please!
 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:52:45 -0400
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 20130827_PC_DET_1_insects_.jpg He
 20130827_PC_DET_2_insects_.jpg llo all,

 Is anyone able to give me any information of what this adult and casing
 may be? I suspect it is some kind of spider beetle...

 Many thanks,
 Bernice



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RE: [pestlist] Sticky trap help

2013-08-20 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Actually I'd go along with Nematomorph worms (gordiids or horsehair worms as 
Tom mentioned) rather than nematodes.  Maybe the genus Paragordius since these 
are known from crickets.
Lou

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Angela,
Those are most likely nematodes exiting the bodies of the dead crickets.  When 
we did sticky trapping across the street from you at the Natural History 
Museum, we found those in the traps fairly often.
--John

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Hello all,

A colleague of mine in Kansas forwarded me the attached image of a sticky trap 
and is requesting some help in figuring out what the mass of light yellow, 
squiggly material might be. Is it something that was secreted by the crickets 
on the trap or something completely different? Thanks for your help.

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RE: [pestlist] is this a black carpet beetle?

2013-07-30 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Not a beetle (order Coleoptera), but a true bug (order Hemiptera).  It's dusty, 
but let me try looking more closely at images.  They are a little out of focus. 
A ventral view would show its beak.

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Hi Colleagues,
Can anyone tell what this beetle is? The body is about 1/4 inch long and the 
antennae are in three segments (not clubbed on the end). It is black. Is it a 
black carpet beetle?
Thanks for your help!
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RE: [pestlist] Larvae ID, please

2013-07-25 Thread Louis Sorkin
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There were 2 series of pictures for identification with different subject 
headers.  The first ones were of Thylodrias.

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Group -

As Lou Sorkin has correctly stated, it is a larva and perhaps another photo of 
a shed exoskeleton of the Odd Beetle.  It is impossible to determine the sex of 
this larva from a photograph.  Yes, it is in the family Dermestidae.  The adult 
male and female look dramatically different from one another.  These photos are 
not of an adult Odd Beetle.

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Well, there’s a slight chance I’m wrong as I can’t say I know all the 
Dermestidae family, but it looks like the shed of a varied carpet beetle larva 
(Anthrenus verbasci) to me.

Matt

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This larvae was found in a wooden coffin. can any one identify it and give me 
information about it ?
i think it belongs to Dermestidae family ,but which sp. ?

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RE: [pestlist] ID please

2013-07-22 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Thylodrias contractus the odd beetle. Larvae are very distictive. Adult male 
and female are very dissimilar.


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This larva is found in wooden object. Does any one can identify it for me .. i 
think it's from dermestidae family , but which sp.?

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RE: [pestlist] dead bugs in gift books

2013-07-17 Thread Louis Sorkin
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There are 2 images of booklice, something like Liposcelis, I think.  The other 
2 pictures depict what appears to be a young larval carpet beetle, maybe 
Trogoderma species.

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Greetings. I have been finding some dead insects in a very large donation of 
gift books. Here are some photos. They are very tiny, maybe 1/16 of an inch.
They are all dead but I am still concerned that they could have left eggs, do 
not have the $ to treat the huge collection but am under pressure to add it for 
political reasons. Do not want to infect our collections though!

Please identify and advise.I really appreciate your help and advise, if only 
dead bugs and nothing live is found how safe is it to add?

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[pestlist] RE: Beetle IDs

2013-07-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
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A species of Anomala.  48 species in our area.
Homehttp://bugguide.net/
Arthropods (Arthropoda)http://bugguide.net/node/view/3/bgref  Insects 
(Insecta)http://bugguide.net/node/view/52/bgref  Beetles 
(Coleoptera)http://bugguide.net/node/view/60/bgref  Water, Rove, Scarab, 
Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles 
(Polyphaga)http://bugguide.net/node/view/40606/bgref
Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles 
(Scarabaeoidea)http://bugguide.net/node/view/40609/bgref  Scarab Beetles 
(Scarabaeidae)http://bugguide.net/node/view/187/bgref  Shining Leaf Chafers 
(Rutelinae)http://bugguide.net/node/view/12432/bgref  
Anomalinihttp://bugguide.net/node/view/41308/bgref  
Anomalahttp://bugguide.net/node/view/5157/bgref
Revision of the Scarabaeidae: Anomalinae. 3. A key to the species of Anomala of 
America north of Mexico
By R.W. Potts
The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 53: 129-134., 1977
Cite: 603561

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Hi all,

I'm not worried about these two beetles, just curious  as to what they are as 
we are seeing them in the building more.  The first two photos are of the same 
beetle.  The third is on a different trap but looks the same as the first.  The 
third is mostly brown, found on a different trap.  Not found en masse, but here 
and there on the same floor and end of the museum building.  It will be good to 
note the time of year so when next year rolls around we're not surprised (we 
hope).

Thanks for any help!

[cid:image001.jpg@01CE7E2E.E872B4F0]  [cid:image002.jpg@01CE7E2E.E872B4F0]

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RE: [pestlist] Beetle IDs

2013-07-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
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You have to get LEDs that aren't UV, IR but just white light.  I have specialty 
ones for my MiScope setup that are IR, UV and white light.

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Another reason to change to LEDs, for outdoor nighttime use in particular:  No 
ultraviolet, so no insect attractant.  Many companies make LEDs for this 
purpose, which has nothing to do with museum per se.

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Matthew -

I can guarantee you have strong lights attached to your building where these 
night flying scarab beetles hit the light and building and then drop to the 
ground.  They are walking into your building.  It's time for brush sweeps on 
your doors.

Tom Parker
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Hi all,

I'm not worried about these two beetles, just curious  as to what they are as 
we are seeing them in the building more.  The first two photos are of the same 
beetle.  The third is on a different trap but looks the same as the first.  The 
third is mostly brown, found on a different trap.  Not found en masse, but here 
and there on the same floor and end of the museum building.  It will be good to 
note the time of year so when next year rolls around we're not surprised (we 
hope).

Thanks for any help!

image001.jpg  image002.jpg

image003.jpg

image004.jpg

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[pestlist] RE: Dermestid ID

2013-06-21 Thread Louis Sorkin
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I'd say no to both: Megatoma variegata (autocorrect problem on your end, did it 
to me, too.) and Anthrenus museorum.

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Group,

In was presented with the attached specimen this morning. To me it looks like 
either Magatoma variegate or Anthrenus museorum. Any thoughts on its ID?

Thanks,

Ryan Jones

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RE: [pestlist] Pest ID question

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I'll have to look up species, but at least you should know that it is a 
booklouse, and one with wings; not the common liposcelid with enlarged hind 
femora that is commonly encountered.

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Hi All,
I was hoping someone might be able to help in identifying the insect in the 
attached images.  There were two of these (both in unfortunately awkward 
positions) caught on a blunder trap in a corner next to a pipe passing up 
through the floor and along the wall.  This space has high humidity, with known 
populations of silverfish and psocids. Any information would be appreciated!

Thanks,
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[pestlist] RE: Pest ID question

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Yes, that's the species I was going to say with respect to my first post about 
the insect.  Thanks, Katherine.

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Hi there,



I think it might be Dorypteryx domestica, a type of cave barklice related to 
booklice. I used to find them in the museum where I worked, usually in damp 
places along with plaster beetles and booklice.



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RE: [pestlist] stored product publication

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Yes. That’s why I thought it would be of some use for museum IPM people.

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Thanks, Lou.  Several chapters are relevant to IPM in museums.

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http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/S156.pdf

You can download the new 2012 publication from Kansas State University  -- see 
table of contents I’ve listed below. Some topics are applicable to museum 
artifacts, IPM, pests, etc.

Stored Product Protection
David W. Hagstrum
Thomas W. Phillips
Gerrit Cuperus

Part I – Ecology of Storage Systems
1. Introduction 1
David W. Hagstrum, Thomas W. Phillips, and Gerrit Cuperus
2. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Stored Grain and Legume Insects 7
Linda J. Mason and Marissa McDonough
3. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Stored Fruit and Nut Insects 21
Charles S. Burks and Judy A. Johnson
4. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Insects in Processed Commodities 33
Rizana M. Mahroof and David W. Hagstrum
5. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Pests in Other Durable Commodities 45
Peter A. Edde, Marc Eaton, Stephen A. Kells, and Thomas W. Phillips
6. Molds and Mycotoxins in Stored Products 63
Charles Woloshuk and Ernesto Moreno Martínez
7. Vertebrates in Stored Products 69
Stephen A. Kells
Part II – Management: Prevention Methods
8. Food Plant Sanitation, Pest Exclusion, and Facility Design 85
Jerry W. Heaps
9. Chemical Control in Stored Products 95
Frank H. Arthur and Bhadriraju Subramanyam
10. Drying, Handling, and Storage of Raw Commodities 101
Carol Jones, Mark Casada, and Otto J. Loewer
11. Grain Aeration 121
Shlomo Navarro, Ronald T. Noyes, Mark Casada, and Frank H. Arthur
12. Insect-Resistant Packaging 135
Michael A. Mullen, Jade M. Vardeman, and Jim Bagwell
13. Resistance Management 143
George Opit, Patrick J. Collins, and Gregory J. Daglish
Part III – Management: Monitoring-Based Methods
14. Fumigation 157
Thomas W. Phillips, Ellen M. Thoms, Joe DeMark, and Spencer Walse
15. Extreme Temperatures 179
Paul Fields, Bhadriraju Subramanyam, and Raj Hulasare
16. Controlled or Modified Atmospheres 191
Shlomo Navarro, Blaine Timlick, Colin J. Demianyk, and Noel D.G. White
17. Biological Control: Insect Pathogens, Parasitoids, and Predators 203
Paul W. Flinn and Matthias Schöller
Part IV – Management: Decision Making
18. Insect Pest Management for Raw Commodities During Storage 213
David W. Hagstrum and Paul W. Flinn
19. Insect Pest Management Decisions in Food Processing Facilities 219
James Campbell, Joel Perez-Mendoza, and Jeff Weier
20. Organic Approaches and Regulations for Stored Product Pest Management 233
Matthew J. Grieshop, D. Ted Rogers, and Frank H. Arthur
21. Trapping and Interpreting Captures of Stored Grain Insects 243
Michael D. Toews and Christian Nansen
22. Acoustic Monitoring of Insects 263
Richard Mankin and David W. Hagstrum
23. Temperature Monitoring 271
Fuji Jian and Digvir S. Jayas
24. Monitoring for Spoilage and Mycotoxins 283
Ernesto Moreno Martínez and Charles Woloshuk
25. Role of Extension Educators and Consultants 289
David W. Hagstrum and Bhadriraju Subramanyam
26. Quarantine 297
Scott W. Myers and David W. Hagstrum
Part V – Management: Economics, Regulations, and Marketing
27. Economics of Commodity Storage 305
Corinne Alexander and Phil Kenkel
28. Economics of IPM Decisions 317
Brian D. Adam and Corinne Alexander
29. Economics of Commodity Grading and Segregation 327
Phil Kenkel and Brian D. Adam
30. Food Safety Requirements 331
Pamela Peckman and Tim Pettitt
31. Liability Basics and the Importance of Risk Management 337
Michael T. Olexa, Zach Broome, Derrill McAteer and Gregory Steube


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[pestlist] stored product publication

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http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/S156.pdf

You can download the new 2012 publication from Kansas State University  -- see 
table of contents I've listed below. Some topics are applicable to museum 
artifacts, IPM, pests, etc.

Stored Product Protection
David W. Hagstrum
Thomas W. Phillips
Gerrit Cuperus

Part I - Ecology of Storage Systems
1. Introduction 1
David W. Hagstrum, Thomas W. Phillips, and Gerrit Cuperus
2. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Stored Grain and Legume Insects 7
Linda J. Mason and Marissa McDonough
3. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Stored Fruit and Nut Insects 21
Charles S. Burks and Judy A. Johnson
4. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Insects in Processed Commodities 33
Rizana M. Mahroof and David W. Hagstrum
5. Biology, Behavior, and Ecology of Pests in Other Durable Commodities 45
Peter A. Edde, Marc Eaton, Stephen A. Kells, and Thomas W. Phillips
6. Molds and Mycotoxins in Stored Products 63
Charles Woloshuk and Ernesto Moreno Martínez
7. Vertebrates in Stored Products 69
Stephen A. Kells
Part II - Management: Prevention Methods
8. Food Plant Sanitation, Pest Exclusion, and Facility Design 85
Jerry W. Heaps
9. Chemical Control in Stored Products 95
Frank H. Arthur and Bhadriraju Subramanyam
10. Drying, Handling, and Storage of Raw Commodities 101
Carol Jones, Mark Casada, and Otto J. Loewer
11. Grain Aeration 121
Shlomo Navarro, Ronald T. Noyes, Mark Casada, and Frank H. Arthur
12. Insect-Resistant Packaging 135
Michael A. Mullen, Jade M. Vardeman, and Jim Bagwell
13. Resistance Management 143
George Opit, Patrick J. Collins, and Gregory J. Daglish
Part III - Management: Monitoring-Based Methods
14. Fumigation 157
Thomas W. Phillips, Ellen M. Thoms, Joe DeMark, and Spencer Walse
15. Extreme Temperatures 179
Paul Fields, Bhadriraju Subramanyam, and Raj Hulasare
16. Controlled or Modified Atmospheres 191
Shlomo Navarro, Blaine Timlick, Colin J. Demianyk, and Noel D.G. White
17. Biological Control: Insect Pathogens, Parasitoids, and Predators 203
Paul W. Flinn and Matthias Schöller
Part IV - Management: Decision Making
18. Insect Pest Management for Raw Commodities During Storage 213
David W. Hagstrum and Paul W. Flinn
19. Insect Pest Management Decisions in Food Processing Facilities 219
James Campbell, Joel Perez-Mendoza, and Jeff Weier
20. Organic Approaches and Regulations for Stored Product Pest Management 233
Matthew J. Grieshop, D. Ted Rogers, and Frank H. Arthur
21. Trapping and Interpreting Captures of Stored Grain Insects 243
Michael D. Toews and Christian Nansen
22. Acoustic Monitoring of Insects 263
Richard Mankin and David W. Hagstrum
23. Temperature Monitoring 271
Fuji Jian and Digvir S. Jayas
24. Monitoring for Spoilage and Mycotoxins 283
Ernesto Moreno Martínez and Charles Woloshuk
25. Role of Extension Educators and Consultants 289
David W. Hagstrum and Bhadriraju Subramanyam
26. Quarantine 297
Scott W. Myers and David W. Hagstrum
Part V - Management: Economics, Regulations, and Marketing
27. Economics of Commodity Storage 305
Corinne Alexander and Phil Kenkel
28. Economics of IPM Decisions 317
Brian D. Adam and Corinne Alexander
29. Economics of Commodity Grading and Segregation 327
Phil Kenkel and Brian D. Adam
30. Food Safety Requirements 331
Pamela Peckman and Tim Pettitt
31. Liability Basics and the Importance of Risk Management 337
Michael T. Olexa, Zach Broome, Derrill McAteer and Gregory Steube


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Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
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RE: [pestlist] Unidentified Bug

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That looks like Mezium americanum, one of the spider beetles.



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Good afternoon folks,

I'm posting this image and request for assistance on behalf of one of our 
community partners.

The specimen was located within a collection of works on paper within a 
solander box. 5 bugs in total were captured.

Can anyone identify the species?

Thanking you in advance,

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RE: [pestlist] Fwd: Bug id 2

2013-03-13 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Looks like the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorha halys.  The front leading 
edge of pronotum should be smooth and not wavy or toothy.  Other characters 
look good.



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More images of the flying pest.

Thanks,
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RE: [pestlist] Fwd: Bug id 2

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Not a direct threat unless it gets squished on textiles, paper, photographs, 
etc.  True bugs produce repugnatorial chemicals and these, I suppose could 
stain surfaces.  Squished body introduces more compounds into the material.  
Dead ones form food source for dermestid beetles.  The bugs enter buildings in 
order to spend the winter but on warmer winter days become active and fly about 
exhausting their stored energy reserves and die sooner.



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What's the risk with this type of stinkbug for a collection and exhibitions 
containing: textiles, ceramics, wood, glass, silver, paper, photographs, 
paintings?

Thanks.


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Looks like the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorha halys.  The front leading 
edge of pronotum should be smooth and not wavy or toothy.  Other characters 
look good.



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RE: [pestlist] Insect Identifiication

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Not an insect, but house centipede with many legs missing.  Front is on left -- 
long antennae and toxicognaths (modified front legs for venom injection).


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I am looking for an ID of this insect - pictures attached.  For scale, it is 1 
3/8 including antennae, 3/4 without antennae.

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RE: [pestlist] Casing for unknown insect pest

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Tom,
Sorry, Tom, I’ve been reviewing the images and I have to disagree with a 
determination of salticid egg sac, let alone Phidippus.  While P. audax can be 
very commonly encountered species, it does not produce a sac that looks like 
this.  The egg sac looks like it belongs to a corinnid or gnaphosid spider.  
The older literature would list many of the corinnid species as belonging to 
the family Clubionidae.

Hi Ingrid Neuman, RISD Museum of Art.  Are you able to collect the egg sac and 
send it over so I can examine it, take out the exuviae within.  Would be a 
problem if they were infertile eggs, however?
Lou

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Most commonly it is Phidippus audax.

Tom

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Tom, do you know which salticid genus since you studied spiders?

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I did my PhD research on spiders.  It is a jumping spider egg case.

Tom Parker

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It doesn’t look like a jumping spider egg sac or spider retreat.

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Appears to be an abandoned jumping spider egg case.

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[pestlist] RE: spider identification

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Amber,
Yes, looks like one of the Oecobius.  Would like specimens anyway so we 
actually would have a record of occurrence.  You could keep live ones as pets; 
they don't take up much room.  It would be interesting to know what they are 
eating since many records list ants as a preferred food item.
Don't know if anything is actually attracting them; the population is already 
in the building.  Maybe local conditions moving them away from the normal areas 
in which they live.  You are basically finding large ones, adults and not 
very small spiderlings.  Although maybe spiderlings are not around this time of 
year.  Maybe you're not seeing webs because the spiders are leaving webs and 
crawling about, at least, the males would do this.
Lou

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Hi Louis,

Thanks for the info - I'm sending better photos with a ruler for scale.  The 
spiders are less than 1/16th of an inch long.  We have not seen any webs yet.  
The areas we've found them in don't have windows, so I'm not sure where to 
look, but it's possible we are vacuuming them up before we get a chance to see 
them.  If you'd really like me to send you one I can, but they are all stuck on 
sticky traps so I'm not sure how well they will travel.

Generally spiders don't trouble me, but this increase in tiny spider population 
makes me wonder if there is something else going on that is attracting them.

Thanks,
Amber

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It is a male spider, but I was looking at a postage stamp size image and now 
I'm wondering if it's possible, Amber, to send some over for examination just 
to be sure.

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That's a male. You can tell by the modified, enlarged palpi.
It is a member of the family Oecobiidae. Most likely, depending on where you 
live, either
 Oecobius navus Blackwall, 1859Cosmopolitan or
Oecobius cellariorum (Dugès, 1836) *Cosmopolitan
The species are quite common indoors, often in a distinctive kind of web near 
window frames. Web consists of 2 thin, silken sheets connected by some silk 
lines radiating from the sheets to act as trip lines.  The spider lives between 
the two sheets, residing on the lower one.  Webs can be along window frames, 
ceilings, walls, floors, sort of edges where structures come together. The 
common name is flatmesh weavers.  Has a cribellum (in front of spinnerets) and 
anal tubercle with a brush of special bristles that aid in spreading the silk 
from the posterior spinnerets as it encircles prey. It has a distinctive shape 
to its body and leg

[pestlist] RE: spider identification

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That's a male. You can tell by the modified, enlarged palpi.
It is a member of the family Oecobiidae. Most likely, depending on where you 
live, either
 Oecobius navus Blackwall, 1859Cosmopolitan or
Oecobius cellariorum (Dugès, 1836) *Cosmopolitan
The species are quite common indoors, often in a distinctive kind of web near 
window frames. Web consists of 2 thin, silken sheets connected by some silk 
lines radiating from the sheets to act as trip lines.  The spider lives between 
the two sheets, residing on the lower one.  Webs can be along window frames, 
ceilings, walls, floors, sort of edges where structures come together. The 
common name is flatmesh weavers.  Has a cribellum (in front of spinnerets) and 
anal tubercle with a brush of special bristles that aid in spreading the silk 
from the posterior spinnerets as it encircles prey. It has a distinctive shape 
to its body and leg attachment and display.  Distinctive looking cephalothorax, 
eye structure and arrangement.  Prey capture behavior very interesting.  They 
often feed on ants.  Have you seen booklice in the webs?

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Division of Invertebrate Zoology
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Hello List,

We've seen a few of these tiny spiders on our sticky traps.  We find them in an 
area that tends to have higher humidity and a (slowly decreasing) population of 
psocids.  We'd like to find out more info about this spider - if it's 
specifically drawn to humidity or psocids, or if it's an indication of some 
other, as-of-yet-undiscovered issue.

Thanks!
Amber

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[pestlist] FW: spider identification

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It is a male spider, but I was looking at a postage stamp size image and now 
I'm wondering if it's possible, Amber, to send some over for examination just 
to be sure.

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Division of Invertebrate Zoology
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That's a male. You can tell by the modified, enlarged palpi.
It is a member of the family Oecobiidae. Most likely, depending on where you 
live, either
 Oecobius navus Blackwall, 1859Cosmopolitan or
Oecobius cellariorum (Dugès, 1836) *Cosmopolitan
The species are quite common indoors, often in a distinctive kind of web near 
window frames. Web consists of 2 thin, silken sheets connected by some silk 
lines radiating from the sheets to act as trip lines.  The spider lives between 
the two sheets, residing on the lower one.  Webs can be along window frames, 
ceilings, walls, floors, sort of edges where structures come together. The 
common name is flatmesh weavers.  Has a cribellum (in front of spinnerets) and 
anal tubercle with a brush of special bristles that aid in spreading the silk 
from the posterior spinnerets as it encircles prey. It has a distinctive shape 
to its body and leg attachment and display.  Distinctive looking cephalothorax, 
eye structure and arrangement.  Prey capture behavior very interesting.  They 
often feed on ants.  Have you seen booklice in the webs?

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Hello List,

We've seen a few of these tiny spiders on our sticky traps.  We find them in an 
area that tends to have higher humidity and a (slowly decreasing) population of 
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specifically drawn to humidity or psocids, or if it's an indication of some 
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Thanks!
Amber

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Re: [pestlist] home invasion

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Actually brown-banded cockroaches are common in New York City, but that wasn't 
the case maybe 15 years ago.  German cockroaches were the number one small 
roach at that time.
Lou Sorkin

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How about giving us a photo of the critter.  Bown-banded cockroaches are not 
that common.

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I have an infestation of brown-banded cockroaches in my kitchen and dining 
room.  I found where the egg-sacs were - in a drawer of linens in the dining 
room - so I put the linens through a very hot washing cycle, took everything 
out of the stand-alone china cabinet, pulled the drawers out, and killed 
everything I found.  No activity for about a week, and now they're coming back 
- mostly in my kitchen, where I haven't been able to find any eggs.

I pulled out my refrigerator and checked the coils, I've looked behind the 
pictures on the walls, unscrewed outlet covers, etc. -  no signs.  Unlike my 
German friends, it doesn't seem that they are coming out of the walls; I am not 
finding any in kitchen cabinets.

I'm assuming that the ID is correct, although I've never seen one fly.  They 
mostly hang out high up on walls, and are very placid - they don't run for it 
when someone comes close, they don't scatter when the lights are turned on, and 
I don't see them on my kitchen counters at night.  I don't  know what they're 
eating.

I would be eternally grateful for info!  Any suggestions?

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[pestlist] RE: Indentification?

2013-01-04 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Blattella germanica. German cockroach nymph.

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Hi all,

Can anyone identify this bug? Sorry he's a bit squished at the back end...

Thanks!
WAJR

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[pestlist] RE: bedbugs in books

2012-12-07 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Low temperatures of close to 0°F for 3 days was the most recent bit of 
information to kill bed bug eggs, nymphs, adults.
Also from the U MN bed bug website:
However, based on related research, a two-hour core exposure at 120°F (45°C) 
should be considered a minimum target temperature for heat treatments. For 
freezing, a minimum of 23°F (-5°C) must be maintained for at least 5 days. As 
the temperature is decreased, the time of exposure is shortened. For instance, 
the articles could be flash frozen, resulting in a very short time of 
exposure, but the target temperature should be -15°F (-26°C), the conditions 
required to instantly freeze the eggs. Keep in mind that most household 
freezers will have varying temperatures between 30°F and 20°F, and a 2-week 
freeze time is recommended if you are uncertain of the freezer temperatures.
Lou Sorkin

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Hi everyone,
Any comments on this recent story on bedbugs in the NY Times? If people don't 
want to use heat treatment and have access to low temperature and follow the 
protocols, that should work, right?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/garden/bedbugs-hitch-a-ride-on-library-books.html?pagewanted=all

Emily

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Barbara -

The rule-of-thumb is 130 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours will kill any stage of 
any insect.  When pest management firms super heat a home for bed bugs, they 
leave the heat for the better part of the day to insure it reached that level 
in all materials and areas of the home.

When it comes to killing insects in wood, commercial kiln-drying of lumber only 
reaches about 108 to 115.  Often larvae in wood are not killed in the kiln 
because the wood is a good insulator.  I've been involved in powderpost beetle, 
wood-boring wasp larvae, and old house borer infestations in kiln-dried lumber, 
including hardwood flooring.

An easy method for items of lesser value, is to place a pan of water on the 
bottom rack of a kitchen oven in order to maintain high humidity in the oven.  
Place the object directly onto an upper rack.  Then turn the oven to its warm 
setting, which usually is 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Leave the object in for 3 
hours and then turn the oven off, leaving the  object inside.  When the oven is 
cool, you can remove the object.

I've used this method for powderpost beetles in objects purchased by tourists 
in various countries.  It can probably also be used for certain kinds of 
fabrics made of natural materials.  I would not try it on synthetic fabrics; 
they might melt.

Tom Parker
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Re: [pestlist] damage to old news papers

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Yes. In agreement with Tom.
Lou Sorkin


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Without evidence of an ongoing infestation, a treatment is a waste of money.

Tom Parker

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Dear Mr. Tom Parker,

Thanks for your suggestion. The building is at least a decade old. I think 
giving a post construction termite prevention treatment using Imidacloprid 
30.5%SC will be good. I would like to know the physical requirement for the 
newspaper archiuve building. Hope to receive some more information from you.

Regards.
Dr. Abdul Rauf

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Abdul -

The newspaper photograph shows very old damage originally caused by 
subterranean termites.  It is not active.  The areas on the face of the 
newspaper shows where termite tubing once was, but has since been brushed away.

Tom Parker


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Dear All,
A big News paper record has been shifted to new building. We inspected it there 
is no termite or any other infestaion at the new building. The newspaer archive 
has been attached by some insects. The sides of the newspaper is damaged or may 
be eated by some insects. May be it is damaged by termite  or any other insect 
has damage papers. What preventive precautions should be taken for the safety 
of the record.

Any guidance will be appreciated.

Regards.

Dr. Abdul Rauf

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RE: [pestlist] Brown Recluse

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“Most insecticides fail because the spiders do not actually come in contact 
with them.“
Actually I think the information about spiders has been repeated but is not 
really true.  Most PMPs and others have the idea that spiders must be walking 
on their claws akin to ballerinas dancing (walking on tiptoes) and this is not 
so.  There are those spiders that crawl on 3 claws and those that crawl on 2 
claws, with many of the latter also having tarsal pads or claw tufts.  Also 
people believe that (adult, specifically) bed bugs cannot climb smooth, 
vertical surfaces because there are no tarsal pads compared to American roaches 
that have such pads and are known to walk on many surfaces including smooth, 
vertical ones.  This is incorrect, too, since pest bed bugs have special leg 
adaptations to do so.  A reason might be that the spiders do not stay for a 
long period of time on a treated surface or the material really doesn’t have a 
long residual life or that the applications aren’t really in areas where the 
spiders stay.  Certain insecticides don’t work well against spiders although 
direct hit usually works.  Dusts will adhere better on their bodies as compared 
to liquid preparations.
There must be space by which prey items and spiders gain access into the 
structure.  Recluse spiders are also long lived (living a few years, not annual 
species) and the populations may have built up over time and are not from very 
recent introductions.  The population may be centered in the lower levels or 
basement area and crawl around to the upper levels. I’ve seen this in a NYC 
apartment building.
We have a spider exhibit running through Dec. 2. 
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/spiders-alive

Louis N. Sorkin, B.C.E.
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Let's start with two questions: 1.) What do they appear to be feeding on?; 2.) 
How are the spiders and prey getting inside?  Most insecticides fail because 
the spiders do not actually come in contact with them.  Fogging can be very 
effective, but fogging can be highly deleterious to objects and artifacts 
within the museum.  The answer to the problem is to reduce or eliminate access 
for both spiders and prey by tightening the building up as much as possible.

Forrest E. St. Aubin, BCE
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I have been monitering our museum using sticky traps spread every 10 feet 
throughout. A significant number of brown recluse spiders were caught, seventy 
in a two month period of time. Fishing for suggestions on other ways to control 
them besides sticky traps. I gather insecticides are largely ineffective.

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RE: [pestlist] Brown Recluse

2012-10-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
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But I guess if she reads your email……

Proper building maintenance is essential.  I’ve included the information from 
the published article regarding the house construction. Maybe the Oklahoma 
building has something similar in regard to construction/layout.  No mention of 
a basement in the first study home ( 3rd).

Study home:
The house was originally constructed in the 1850s of
45-cm-thick exterior limestone walls and consists of
three floors encompassing 270 m2 of living space. Attic
space adjoins east and west second floor walls with
another attic above, all with floors covered with 8 cm
of blown insulation. The roof has original wood shingles
covered by three layers of asphalt shingles. House
additions were made during the 1920s and in the
1960  1970s; the first addition enclosed an exterior
wall. Interior stone walls are covered with plaster.
There are several outbuildings, including a horse
barn, chicken coop, garage, and open-sided hay barn.

2nd home:
The first is in Des Peres, MO, 17 km west of St.
Louis. This 158-m2 home was built in 1946 of brick on
poured concrete foundation construction. The home
consists of two floors plus a 93-m2 finished, concrete
floor basement and attached garage.

3rd home:
Her 167-m2 home is situated on a 1-ha property
and was built in 1963 on poured concrete foundation
with one floor and no basement but with a storm
shelter connected to the back porch and a barn with
one horse.



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The Barger home is well over 100 years old -- I think close to 150.  It is 
solid brick.  Local legend has it that it was the home of Wild Bill Hickok when 
he was town marshall of DeSoto, KS.  My home was built in 1976 and is typical 
of current building, with wood siding and a couple of stone veneer walls.  I 
keep and monitor sticky traps in the basement and, due my efforts toward 
exclusion, I have few insects or spiders in the home - a very occasional brown 
recluse.  My wife doesn't know about those.

Forrest E. St. Aubin, BCE
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Hi Forrest,
I figured you knew about this home.  Your home is different construction and 
vintage?  Your neighbor’s home supports a large Loxosceles population but yours 
does not.
Yes, I know you didn’t mention the tippy toe aspect but that’s normally what 
people think about spider tarsi and certain insect tarsi as well.  The 
inference is there and it is usually one reason the manufacturers give for 
their products not working.  But as we know, the product has to be placed in 
the right place to be effective.
Lou

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Lou, Please note that I did not say anything about walking on tippy toes, 
although I guess that could have been inferred.  In truth, most PMPs don't put 
pesticides where they are needed most - behind, beneath, within. And, yes, 
direct hit works best and dusts are better than liquid sprays.

I am very familiar with Rick Vetter's work and he

Re: [pestlist] heat treatment effect on DNA

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Actually it's very possible that it's degraded the DNA for molecular study 
investigations.


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Heat treatment for stored product pests in grain silos, food plants, and 
certain kinds of warehouses has been practiced on a large scale for decades.  
The temperature needed to kill all stages of any insect is 130 degrees F. for 3 
hours.  We're not talking about temperature ranges which would affect DNA.  
Certainly large scale heat treatment of grain silos has not affected the 
grain's germination rates or its DNA.

Tom Parker


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We are having trouble with pest infestation in our herbarium and are 
considering heat treating instead of fumigation with toxic gases. (We are 
already working with cleaning the rooms, freezing and bagging of specimens but 
it is not enough). Is there anyone with experience of heat treatment in large 
areas or maybe has any documentation? We are mostly concerned about the effect 
on DNA.

Thanks for any information

Best regards,

Elin

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RE: [pestlist] concerns re: NUVAN and freezing for bed bugs

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There was a recent report by Wang, Lü, Xu. 2012. in J. Med. Entomol. 
49(5):1076-1083. Carbon dioxide fumigation for controlling bed bugs.
Fumigation for 24-48 hours was sufficient to kill all stages of bed bugs at 
room temperature depending on how fumigation bags were packed CO2 was 
introduced one or two times on onset. Recommended for clothing, shoes, books, 
electronics  I'll see if I can find the abstract to post. I didn't see the 
PDF online at BioOne yet, but I'll look on ESA site.
Lou Sorkin

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Stephanie -

I hope the pest management firm put the Nuvan strips in their cardboard pockets 
so the strips themselves wouldn't touch the books.  If the strip(s) touched the 
books, some of the Vapona may have migrated into the covers.  Not a good thing.

If they've done the fumigation correctly, as long as you've allowed the books 
to aerate for a few hours, you can vacuum them and return them to circulation.

Tom Parker

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I'm hoping that some of you can help with advice on bed bugs and treatments for

library materials.



We have had three separate incidents of books (all hardcovers) returned to the

Libraries with bed bugs hiding in the spine hollow.  In one instance, there were

at least five live bed bugs in the affected book, along with an egg on the

headband, and staining on the textblock near the spine hollow.



One time the affected books were bagged and a pest control company inserted a

NUVAN strip for two weeks:

http://www.myadapco.com/res/pdf/msds/Nuvan%20MSDS.pdf



We've been told that we can now return the books to the collection as long as we

allow the materials to off-gas for 2-6 hours.  Given this treatment, would it be

safe to return these to the circulating collection for use and to have our

conservation staff vacuum the affected books?



In another incident, we bagged all the books and put them in a walk-in freezer

(at least -20) in another location on campus.  We did 7 days in the freezer, 6

days out, and are planning another 7 days in the freezer.  Would you recommend a

shorter cycle/combo for a -20 freezer?  And if we used a 0 freezer, what cycle

would you recommend?



While we know that the bed bugs won't damage books per se, we want to make sure

that they don't find a home in our facilities over time.



Thanks for your help!

Stephanie



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RE: [pestlist] killing bugs and leaving a beautiful corpse

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Freezing is the easiest since you're not in the forests, deserts, miles away 
from civilization, but in your home or office.  I think ethyl acetate would be 
the material used in the killing jars - less dangerous than acetone.  Ethanol 
is good as a fluid preservative and killing agent.  70-75% is good and 95% good 
for DNA preservation but specimen becomes brittle.  Propylene glycol is also 
good but kind of slimy.  Good preservation of DNA and you can mail specimens 
and not have to list the material as dangerous goods because not flammable.  
Sometimes letting an insect starve may ruin the specimen if tissues decompose 
prematurely prior to preservation or photography.  Dragonflies and damselflies 
are good candidates for the starvation route because their gut gets cleared out 
and the body coloration remains pristine.
Lou

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American Museum of Natural History
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Barbara,

The kill jars that entomologists use before pinning an insect in a collection 
use a small volume of acetone to quickly kill them. The easiest source for 
cheap acetone is fingernail polish remover, which works fine. Pour a bit over a 
paper towel  (don't soak) in the bottom of a container and you are ready to go. 
Freezing can also work.

Pat

Patrick Kelley,

Insects Limited, Inc.

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I am trying to get an intact dead body of a particular type of insect to 
photograph so I can have it identified, but it takes a long time for them to 
die by starvation after I put them in a jar.  I noticed that a squirt of Windex 
incapacitates them temporarily but does not kill them, so I dropped a small bit 
of cotton wet with full-strength ammonium hydroxide into the jar with a 
recently caught one, and it died quite quickly.  I am not, however, looking 
forward to opening the jar.

Is there some other common but deadly substance (other than RAID) that would 
make a quick kill?

Based on my Windex experience, I suggest it when you are trying to catch 
insects without squashing them.  It may work on flying ones as well as crawling 
ones.

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RE: [pestlist] pestlist question

2012-08-07 Thread Louis Sorkin
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The typical action of Diatomaceous Earth is absorption of lipids from the 
insect (arthropod) cuticle which allows moisture to escape and eventual 
dehydration (but it takes time and can’t become caked, not powdery, in order to 
work) and death. It is also abrasive, but it’s not really an ingested poison as 
is boric acid.  Dry boric acid powder is also somewhat abrasive to the 
arthropod exocuticle.

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Sharlane Gubkin
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I use sticky traps which you can find on the Internet,with no poisons or 
pheromones. I place them along the edges of the walls and in dark places where 
I have seen them before.You can purchase them with pheromones  or without. The 
traps that catch the highest number of silverfish will give you a better idea 
of the general areas where they are coming from. Silverfish like heat, moisture 
and high humidity, but I have seen them proliferate in a cooler room with 53% 
humidity. There are other treatments such as a powder/dust called Diatomaceous 
Earth that can be applied in cracks and along the baseboards that they ingest 
and then causes their dehydratation and death, but some types have reportedly 
been linked to cancer. Also Boric Acid can be used. I wouldn't use any of these 
around children or pets. I am not an entomologist I hope others provide you 
with additional feedback. If you do treat an area, you need to change and 
regularly check the sticky traps to see if the treatment worked or if they 
start up again later.
Good luck!

Here is general information about about silverfish:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK1018.html

http://insects.tamu.edu/extension/publications/epubs/eee_5.cfm

Some Internet sources for non-poisonous sticky traps:
http://www.saferbrand.com/store/insect-control/m256

http://www.bellenvironmentalstore.com/cittrial12.html


Boric Acid Treatment Products for Silverfish:
http://www.amazon.com/Dekko-Silverfish-Packs/dp/B001QXFAFK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8qid=1344345197sr=8-1keywords=silver+fish+trap

http://www.amazon.com/Answer-360-Boric-Acid-Insecticidal/dp/B000HMCAAO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8qid=1344345949sr=8-6keywords=silver+fish+trap

Best, Sharlane Gubkin
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May I know how would one monitor silverfish/firebrat  infestation. May be some 
sort of traps are available, pheromone or otherwise.
Suneel Joshi
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The place where the art work originally came from needs to be treated/monitored 
for silverfish or else the item will just be re-infested upon its return from 
treatment. They just love corrugated cardboard!

Sharlane Gubkin


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I have a question about fumigating a work of art made out of corrugated 
cardboard.  The piece is a chair by architect Frank Gehry and it has 
silverfish.  Freezing?  Anoxia?  Is one better than the other for these 
critters?  I would think freezing might be damaging to the cardboard but I'm 
not sure.

Thanks for any help,

Rosa Lowinger, Principal and Chief Conservator
Rosa Lowinger  Associates - Conservation of Art + Architecture
Los Angeles • Miami
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RE: [pestlist] unknown pest

2012-08-03 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Yes, booklice, just a bit shriveled up. Not the common Liposcelis booklice that 
are often collected from homes and businesses.
Lou

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Hello,

We have found several of these small insects in different traps located in our 
museum storage. We think that they might be book lice. They're also very tiny. 
We would really appreciate some help in identifying them.

Thanks in advance,

Isolda Gavidia
Archiviste des collections
Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec
615, Avenue Sainte-Croix
Montréal (Québec) H4L 3X6
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RE: [pestlist] Help with ID

2012-07-11 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Looks like a latridiid called Adistenia watsoni

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Tiny orange insect (beetle?),  Total length is a little less than 2 mm.
We have found several of these small insects in different blunder traps located 
on our basement level.  Any help in identifying them would be most appreciated -

Thank you-

Denise


Denise Migdail
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Asian Art Museum
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RE: [pestlist] help with identification

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No, not dermestid beetle larva or larviform adult. Possibly a tenebrionid larva?

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Not a great picture, but it looks suspiciously like a female odd beetle 
(Dermestidae -Thylodrias contractus)

Forrest E. St. Aubin, BCE
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Can anyone identify this little guy?   Several were found on a sticky trap and 
they are approximately 2 mm long.

Thanks,

Angela Duckwall
Associate Conservator
The Textile Museum • 2320 S Street, NW • Washington, DC 20008 •
tel 202.667.0441, ext. 43 • fax 202.483.0994 •
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RE: [pestlist] help with identification

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A latridiid beetle.

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Thank you everyone for the responses.  I peeled back the plastic that I had 
over the sticky trap in order to get some better pictures and possibly found an 
adult.  To my uneducated eye, the adult looks like Cleridae in shape but not 
coloration.  If it is a Cleridae of some sort, how alarmed should I be?

Thank you again,

Angela Duckwall
Associate Conservator
The Textile Museum * 2320 S Street, NW * Washington, DC 20008 *
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It's a beetle larva, and doesn't appear to be a dermestid, but I'd hesitate to 
go beyond that.
A couple of possibilities are Cryptophagidae or a young Cleridae, but I think 
you'd need to show a specimen to a coleopterist to be sure.
Tony

Dr A.G.Irwin, Natural History Department, Castle Museum Study Centre,
Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich NR1 3JQ, England.
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Can anyone identify this little guy?   Several were found on a sticky trap and 
they are approximately 2 mm long.

Thanks,

Angela Duckwall
Associate Conservator
The Textile Museum * 2320 S Street, NW * Washington, DC 20008 *
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RE: [pestlist] Help with identification

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Yes, looks like a female chironomid.  There have been reports of inhalant 
allergies affecting people due to large mass adult emergences.  Over a few 
years there have been a different kind of fly (a chaoborid midge) that had mass 
emergences off 5th Avenue near the Met  Guggenheim museums.  Many people in 
certain affected apartments also experienced inhalant problems when these 
adults flies were all over their windows/screens.  Chaoborid larvae are aquatic 
and feed on certain mosquito larvae.  It's possible that the midges were 
breeding in street rain drains where certain mosquitoes (possibly Culex pipiens 
molestus) also breed.


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Hi Kate
Your picture is of a female non-biting midge (Chironomidae) - they are often 
abundant near water, where the larvae live, and swarms of males can sometimes 
be a nuisance. They don't pose a threat to the building or contents, but can be 
annoying for visitors (and staff!).
Tony Irwin


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Hello,

I've recently found these flying insects inside and outside of the historic 
building in Virginia where I work.  I don't recall ever seeing them before, but 
this June they are out in abundance.  They are just under a centimeter in 
length and are yellow-green in color [please see attached photograph].   I'm 
new to IPM and have checked all of my resources without coming up with an 
identification.  Could they be fungus gnats?  Any help would be very much 
appreciated.

Thanks,
Kate Hughes

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RE: [pestlist]

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This staphylinid could be a male because it has modified front tarsi.  Some 
also are inquilines of termite and ant nests and some are specialist feeders.  
We never get the interesting ones in our buildings, unfortunately.

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It is a rove beetle Staphylinidae, most are harmless scavengers, some are 
predators.
David

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It is approximately7 mm in  length


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What are the size dimensions of the specimen? It looks an awful lot like a 
subterranean termite swarmer.

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Hello all.

Could someone help me identify the insect that was found in one of our 
collection storage sights?

Thanks

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Yes the images are of a larva and an adult male of the odd beetle.

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Hello,

Now that we know the list is working again, I have an identification question. 
I believe the attached photos are of an adult male odd beetle and an odd beetle 
larva, but would appreciate a more experienced opinion.

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Angela Duckwall
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RE: [pestlist] pest list test

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OK. I am replying, too.

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Why are we replying? Do we all need to?
Steve

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Not sure if we have a problem or had a problem.
This may tell us.

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RE: [pestlist] Freezer Trucks

2012-03-12 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Think again.  Cimex is a very different creature.
Bed Bug Research at U MN
For freezing, a minimum of 23°F (-5°C) must be maintained for at least 5 days.
As the temperature is decreased, the time of exposure is shortened. For 
instance,
the articles could be flash frozen, resulting in a very short time of 
exposure,
but the target temperature should be -15°F (-26°C), the conditions required to
instantly freeze the eggs. Keep in mind that most household freezers will have
varying temperatures between 30°F and 20°F, and a 2-week freeze time is 
recommended
if you are uncertain of the freezer temperatures.

The temperature of your freezer is very important. The lower the temperature, 
the
less time needed to kill bed bugs. Freezers set to 0°F are effective in killing 
bed bugs,
but items must be left in the freezer for at least 4 days. If you are concerned 
about
ensuring that temperatures are low enough, purchase an indoor/outdoor 
thermometer and
monitor the temperature inside the items you are freezing. 0°F must be reached 
in the
center of the materials being frozen to kill bed bugs. Bulky items require more 
time.
Start counting the 4 day exposure time when the center of the object has 
reached 0°F.
Do not use temperatures above 5F (-15°C) as eggs and small bed bugs may survive.


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It is true about bed bugs; they're tough critters.  However, there's no way 
they are going to survive 72 hours at -20 F or -15 F, or even 0 F.

Tom




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If you happen to have bed bugs (funny I should mention them!) in boxes (I've 
seen office records with bed bugs from clients, workers, other people's homes), 
taking it down to 32F is no where near sufficient.  In fact, taking it down to 
-30F for a few hours doesn't kill them either; they just warm up and wake up 
after bringing the material back to room temp.

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Dana -

In addition you need to realize that boxes of archives are very dense - and 
that paper is very good insulator. In fact, shredded paper is used to insulate 
houses in northern climates.  Given that, it is not surprising that it took 
time to reach the the desired temperature.  Be patient - the method works.

Gretchen Anderson
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RE: [pestlist] Freezer Trucks

2012-03-12 Thread Louis Sorkin
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Just pointing out that they are very different from the typical insects 
associated with cultural collections
“Bed bugs and their eggs cannot withstand -20 F for 72 hours; not that bed bugs 
are a big deal in cultural collections anyway.”
“It is true about bed bugs; they're tough critters.  However, there's no way 
they are going to survive 72 hours at -20 F or -15 F, or even 0 F.”
0°F is effective in killing bed bugs, but items must be left in the freezer for 
at least 4 days (96 hours compared to 72 hours).


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Group -

I know this particular email from Tom Strang concerns freezer trucks.  He's 
right on with what I've been saying all along; you don't have to reach -20 F in 
4 hours.

Let me address chest-type freezers.  There seems to be confusion out there 
about them.  There are lots of chest-type freezers available today that can 
maintain -20 F.  And frost-free freezers are OK.  Do an on-line search and 
you'll see what I'm saying.

Bed bugs and their eggs cannot withstand -20 F for 72 hours; not that bed bugs 
are a big deal in cultural collections anyway.
Tom Parker
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Dear Dana,



You should not be disappointed with your low temperature  treatment.

I assume a record box is roughly 16 inches long, 12 inches wide and 10

inches high. Your email indicates they were stacked as walls. I assume they

were stacked sides-abutting to make them more stable leaving a wall 16

inches thick.  With close packed organic, akin to bales of agricultural

product, your stack will have a  time to thermal half change in about one

day+.  72F degrees is 21C. -15 F is -26C, more than adequate to kill pest

insects so not achieving -20F (-28C) is not a concern as -20C is quite

sufficient for a week. The fact you achieved -26C from 21C means you

dropped 47C in 4 days,  about a time to half change of a day (remember the

frog jumping half down a log, then half again.. when does the frog jump off

the log puzzle). Were you at 5F at two days? if so you were pretty much

spot on what can be estimated from the chart I published in 1994, and is

available in the  CCI TB29 and on our website (find ten agents  pests).

Hold them at your -15F setpoint and you will have had an efficacious

treatment unless there was thermal bridging from the bottom of the van into

the base of the stack. If they were on pallets, and air circulated under,

all should be well.



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Cheers,

Sincerely,

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We recently tried using a freezer truck to process a large number of

boxes of archives.  Record boxes were stacked in rows with 12 gaps

between the rows to allow for air circulation.  We placed a datalogger

in the center of one of the boxes of archive materials (in the center

of the truck) and another outside the boxes to measure the 

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