Identification – Pest Fact Sheets

The Pest Fact Sheets are an easy to read, single page handout for the most common museum pests as determined by a survey of museum professionals.  Each sheet includes the following:

  • general information
  • identification images
  • signs of infestation
  • food sources
  • life-cycle
  • treatment options
  • bibliographic references on the information collected for that particular sheet.

Unless a specific institution is credited, the resources on these pages have been developed by members of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group’s Identification Aids Committee. The institutional documents such as images and flashcards have been provided by various members of the museum community reviewed and vetted by the IPM-WG. Sheets are currently available for the following pests as Adobe PDFs:

 

Thumbnail Image View Fact Sheet Common Name Latin Name Additional Info
 American cockroach thumb PDF American Cockroach Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Black carpet beetle thumb PDF Black Carpet Beetle Attagenus unicolor  Check-mark-button-hi
 bedbug thumb PDF Bed Bug Cimex lectularius (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 black larder beetle thumb PDF Black Larder Beetle Dermestes ater (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
Psocid or Book Louse PDF Book Lice or Psocids Liposcelis spp.  Check-mark-button-hi
     
PDF Brown-dotted Clothes Moth Niditinea fuscella (Linnaeus)  
 Brown House Moth 1 Thumb
PDF Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Staint.)  
 BMSB thumb PDF Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys  
 brownBandedCockroach thumb PDF Brownbanded Cockroach Supella longipalpa (Fabricius)  
 Buffalo Carpet Beetle Thumb PDF Buffalo Carpet Beetle Anthrenus scrophulariae(Linnaeus)  
 carpenter bee PDF Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica  
 case-making-clothes-moth-thumb PDF Casemaking Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella (Linnaeus) Check-mark-button-hi
 cigarette beetle thumb PDF Cigarette Beetle Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius)  Check-mark-button-hi
 cluster fly thumb 1 PDF Cluster Fly Pollenia rudis (Fabricius)  Check-mark-button-hi
 deathwatch beetle thumb PDF Deathwatch Beetle Xestobium rufovillosum (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Drugstore Beetle Thumb PDF Drugstore Beetle Stegobium paniceum (Linnaeus)  
 
 PDF Drywood Termite Cryptotermes brevis (Walker)  
 firebrat thumb PDF Firebrat Thermobia domestica (Packard)  
 Furniture beetle thumb PDF Furniture Beetle Anobium punctatum (DeGeer)  
 furniture carpet beetle thumb PDF Furniture Carpet Beetle Anthrenus flavipes (LeConte)  
 German Cockroach thumb PDF German Cockroach Blattella germanica (Linnaeus)  
 Hide Beetle thumb PDF Hide Beetle Dermestes maculatus (De Geer)  Check-mark-button-hi
 house centipede 1 thumb PDF House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata  
 
PDF Household Casebearer Moth Phereoeca uterella (Walsingham)  
 House Mouse Thumb PDF House Mouse Mus domesticus (Rutty)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 housesparrow thumb PDF House Sparrow Passer domesticus  
 Larder Beetle thumb PDF Larder Beetle Dermestes lardarius (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle thumb PDF Minute Brown Scavenger Beetle Family Latridiidae  Check-mark-button-hi
 Moth Fly thumb PDF Moth Fly Clogmia albipunctata  
 Lady beetle thumb PDF Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)  
 museum beetle thumb PDF Museum Beetle Anthrenus museorum  
 Norway Rat thumb PDF Norway Rat aka Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout) Check-mark-button-hi
 Odd Beetle male & female illustrated thumb - kelley PDF Odd Beetle Thylodrias contractus (Motschulsky)  
 old house borer thumb PDF Old House Borer Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus)  
 Oriental-Cockroach thumb PDF Oriental Cockroach Blatta orientalis (Linnaeus)  
 Pigeon thumb PDF Pigeon Columba livia  
                       Tunisko, Zarziz, Hassi Jerbi, 6.6.2004, lgt. & det. Z.Chalupa, 6mm PDF Red-Legged Ham Beetle Necrobia rufipes  
 ROOTRAT PDF Roof Rat Rattus rattus  Check-mark-button-hi
 Silverfish thumb PDF Silverfish Lepisma saccharina (Linnaeus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 shiny-spider-beetle thumb PDF Shiny Spider Beetle Gibbium aequinoctiale (Boieldiew)  
 springtail thumb PDF Springtail Order: Collembola  
 PDF Subterranean Termite Retculitermes flavipes  
 lyctid powderpost beetle thumb PDF True Powderpost Beetle Lyctus spp.  Check-mark-button-hi
 Varied Carpet Beetle thumb PDF Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci (Linneaus)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Vodka Beetle thumb PDF Vodka beetle Attagenus smirnovi (Zhantiev)  
 vole thumb PDF Vole Microtus spp.  
 Warehouse Beetle thumb PDF Warehouse Beetle Trogoderma variabile (Ballion)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Webbing Clothes Moth thumb PDF Webbing Clothes Moth Tineola bisselliella (Hummel)  Check-mark-button-hi
 Western conifer seed bug thumb PDF Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidmann)  
 White shouldered house moth thumb PDF Whiteshouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella (Linnaeus)  
 Wood boring weevil thumb PDF Wood-Boring Weevil Euophryum confine  
 Woodlouse hunter spider thumb PDF Woodlouse Hunter Spider Dysdera crocata (Koch)  

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