Control Strategy: Manually remove with tweezers; caterpillar hairs in cocoon may irritate skin (wear gloves). Pollencarrying hairs on hind legs; 3 - 12 mm. Nests generally occur in sunny, open areas and are most common in disturbed and irrigated soil. There are many species of ants that may at some time or another create a nuisance to Arizona homeowners, so this concise list of common nuisance ants provides a source of additional information for each type. City/Area: Prescott, AZ Control Strategy: Dormant oil in winter. White latex paint on young tree trunks can help prevent sunburn. More info. Item Name: Pinion Webworm Item Name: Sycamore Tussock Moth cocoon (Halysidota harrisii) Therefore, carpenter ants are not nearly as destructive as termites, but do create some cosmetic damage, and over time with heavy levels of infestation, may weaken the structural integrity of wood in homes. Outbreaks are rare; trees may tolerate one season of defoliation; insecticides are impractical under most conditions. They collect parts of plants, tuck them away in their underground nests, expose the plant parts to a specialized fungus that grows on the plants, and then use the fungal growth as a source of food. These ants are often reported as the most prevalent type found in the Tucson area. Predatory on aphids and found on wide variety of plants. These ants get much of their food from the honeydew produced by aphids. They may also be completely red or brown. Item Name: Oyster Shell Scale eggs on aspen (Lepidosaphes ulmi) This summer, Phoenix, Arizona will host a variety of pests that includes tarantulas, bed bugs, ticks, ants, stinging insects, termites, and cockroaches. Squash Bugs. Remove large webs with a stick or pole w/ nail inserted crosswise – twist pole after insertion into web – remove and bag or burn. Date: 10/25/04 Carpenter ants get their common name as a result of constructing nests and galleries in dry, moist, or rotting wood. Cotton Stainer Bug. Colonies are common in lawns, gardens, school yards, parks, roadsides, and golf courses. Item Name: Peach Twig Borer (Anarsia lineatella) ... Black and Red Blister Beetle. Control Strategy: Does not damage trees; no control required. Description of Conditions: Tend to feed on buds, within furled leaves, & other unexposed areas of plants. Item Name: Seed Bug (Melanopterus belfragei)   Date: 8/20/03 Description of Conditions: Found on summer deciduous oaks. Nymphs are bright red with black wing buds. How to get rid of squash bugs: Handpick and drop in a jar of soapy water. The tarantula hawk wasp is the state insect … What they look like: Often confused with mosquito bites, bed bug bites are small, red, puffy bumps that appear in lines or clusters, usually three or more. Boxelder Bugs. Leafcutter ants have a fascinating lifestyle. Blister Beetle. Description of Conditions: Over- wintering under house. 10. Item Name: Pine Sawfly larva Date: 7/22/05 Listing of North American Beetles found in the state of Arizona ... Black and Red Blister Beetle. City/Area: Prescott, AZ You may have walked outside recently and come across a congregation of small black and red bugs either on your home or car. The boxelder bug, Boisea trifittatus, is familiar to most people, though they may not be able to identify it by name. ... Red-shouldered Bug. Item Name: Tent caterpillar City/Area: Prescott, AZ You might encounter one hurtling … Bees, flies and butterflies get nectar and pollen from the flowers. The wings lay flat over the body in … Family Halictidae. These beetles are awkward fliers and have a zig-zag flight pattern due to their hefty weight-to-wing ratio.Activity for this insect is mostly nocturnal and they are drawn to light. The good news is they are completely harmless, even in large numbers. Control Strategy: Remove & burn infested stems or twigs. In 2012, it was found in the Government Canyon area on Butterfield Rd. Feed on animal … It also skeltonizes leaves but had not caused lasting damage to the apple tree in the photo. In Arizona, Argentine ants are often located in moist areas around irrigated soil in urban environments. Those concerned about carpenter ants entering their homes or sheds can inspect them at night to check for workers on the ground or trees foraging for food. X. The adult western boxelder bug, or boisea rubrolineata, is gray-brown to black in color and has red lines on the part between its neck and abdomen, as well as red lines on the wings. Item Name: Red and Black Striped Blister Beetle (Megetra probably vittata sp.) There are three species of fire ants found in Arizona, including the southern fire ant and two species of desert fire ants. Date: 6/4/04 A tarantula hawk is a spider wasp (Pompilidae) that preys on tarantulas.Tarantula hawks belong to any of the many species in the genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis.They are one of the largest parasitoid wasps, using their sting to paralyze their prey before dragging it to a brood nest as living food; a single egg is laid on the prey, hatching to a larva which eats the still-living prey. However, some of the carpenter ants in Arizona will build nests in the ground.Carpenter ants do not eat wood. Why Box Elder Bugs Invade Homes in the Fall . Ants live in colonies and generally build nests underground in decayed wood or inside homes. Date: 4/7/05 X. 8. These ants get the common name “crazy” since, when they become disturbed, they rush around in a confused, erratic way. Flea bites are usually located in clusters on the lower legs and feet. One indication of pavement ants is small piles of excavated soil seen in the cracks of expansion joists or paved surfaces. Diverse group including small brown or black bees with abdominal bands to vividly colorful metallic green and yellow. Carpenter ants prefer foods like sweets, proteins, living and dead insects, and just about anything they come across to eat. Date: 8/21/03 City/Area: Prescott, AZ Blister Beetle, Family Cantharidae. Nymphs are smaller in size and yellow/ red-brown in colour, and are quite hairy! City/Area: Prescott, AZ This wasp is not considered aggressive, but it does have one of the most painful stings of any insect. The listing below is a general indicator of insects, bugs and spiders that may be found in a given state. The red bug—a fairly common, gregarious, plant-feeding insect found mostly in the tropics and subtropics—is oval in shape and brightly coloured with red.It ranges in length from 8 to 18 mm (0.3 to 0.7 inch). Workers tend to the queen, forage for food, and build onto the nest to accommodate the expanding size of the colony. These red, gray, black, and white insects feed on seeds and nectar of milkweed (and other plants), and store toxins from the milkweed plants in order to deter predators. The adults are about a 1/2-inch long and have backs that are black with orange or red stripes beginning behind the head. Local residents who encounter a group of very aggressive, stinging ants that only get more numerous as they try to defend themselves could have stumbled upon red imported fire ants. Description of Conditions: Often attached to stressed trees. There are a total of (107) Arizona Beetles found in the Insect Identification database. Argentine ants are an invasive ant species, do not usually bite or sting, and live in massive colonies. Derobrachus geminatus, or palo verde beetle, is native to the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Stems or twigs: often attached to stressed trees a time by sucking juices from box. 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