Digital Video Clips of Urban, Agricultural and Forest Pests and Beneficial Insect

Urban Pests

White-marked spider beetle (Ptinus fur) adult. (avi 0.41Mb)
Firebrat (Thermobia domestica) adult. (avi 0.58Mb).
Larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius) adult. (avi, 0.90Mb)
Old House Borer (Hylotrupes bajulus), larvae taken out of wood. (avi, 0.63Mb)
Reesa vespulae (Milliron)(Coleoptera: Dermestidae) larva crawling. (avi, 0.66 Mb)
Yellow meal worm (Tenebrio molitor) larvae, pupae and adults. (avi, 0.57 Mb), You tube version
Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) aduld and larvae. (avi 1.0 Mb)

Agricultural Pests

Broom moth (Melanchra pisi) larvae feeding on pea. (avi, 0.54Mb)
The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) larvae feeding on turnip rape. (avi 0.45Mb). DBM on cabbage. (avi 0.56Mb)
The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) larvae is unable to feed on hairy radish leaf. (avi 1.0Mb). Trichomes are an example of structural herbivore defence in plants.
Larvae of Thrips tabaci feeding on bean leaf (avi 0.54 Mb).
Tetranychus urticae spider mites on bean leaf (avi, 0.76 Mb).

Forest Pests

Pine sawfly (Diprion pini) larvae defending herself. (avi, 0.78Mb)

First instar larvae of the European Pine Sawly (Neodiprion sertifer) feeding on a Scots pine needle.

Beneficial Arthropods

Ichneumon wasps (Ichneumonidae) are parasitoids of insect larvae. (avi, 1.1Mb)
Euseius (Amblyseius) finlandicus is a predator mite of cyclamen mite on strawberry, but here it is using pollen as an alternative food source. (avi 0.67 Mb)
Collembola (springtails) use the unique structure ( furcula) on the underside of the abdomen for jumping. Springtails are important decomposers of organic matter in soil. These "snow fleas" (possibly Isotoma viridis) were collected from snow surface on January 9, 2001. (avi, 1.14 Mb).
Predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimis try to catch a spider mite (avi, 0.51 Mb).

Embedded videos

Tenebrio molitor

Pine Processory Moth, Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni,
Caterpillars of this moth are very hairy. Touching and hadling of the caterpillar may cause allergic reactions and asthma.


Pine processory moth caterpillars from Jarmo Holopainen on Vimeo.