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Manhattan KS 66506-4004

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Archived samples - 2013

Samples and images submitted to the Insect Diagnostic Lab

 

December, 2013

in a home

Jefferson County

Ichneumonid waspIchneumonid wasp

underneath a concrete slab inside a building

Norton County

Cornfield ants (Lasius neoniger)Lasius neoniger

a nuisance

Derby, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

a patient sample

Lawrence, KS

Crab louse (Pthirus pubis)Crab louse

November 1 - 30, 2013

Inside a kitchen

Manhattan, KS

Checkered beetle (Enoclerus sp.)Checkered beetle

Inside a pickup truck cabin

Sumner County

Jumping Plant Louse (Acizzia sp.)Psyllid

@gotbugs

In acorns brought from Texas

Johnson County

Acorn weevil larvae (Curculio sp.)Acorn weevil

Inside on a window

Overland Park, KS

Brown Lacewing (Neuroptera)Lacewing

in a laundry area cabinet

Norton, KS

Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum)Tribolium

a nuisance

Topeka, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

Crawfor County Health Department - patient sample

no arthropod found- N/A -

KU housing

Lawrence, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)Bed bug

A side of a garage

Howard, KS

Jumping Plant Louse (Acizzia sp.)Acizzia

@gotbugs

Under old wood siding

Johnson County

Comb - clawed beetle larvae (Alleculinae)Beetle larva

Near house foundation

Wyandotte County

New World Army Ants (Neivamyrmex californicus)Army ant

Biting people in a cabin

Douglas County

Poultry Bug nymph (Haematosiphon inodorus)Poultry bug

an unknown place

WaKeeney, KS

 Indian Meal Moth larvae (Plodia interpunctella) Indian Meal Moth

In home

Hiawatha, KS

Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum)Red Flour Beetle

Feed mill, cattle feed

Kansas City, KS

Drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle

Home?

Leavenworth, KS

Grass spider female (Agalenopsis sp.)Grass spider

In a restaurant, sticky trap

Wyandotte County

Humpback fly (Phoridae)Humpback fly

K-state campus (office area)

Manhattan, KS

Ichneumonid wasp (Ichneumonidae)Braconid wasp

Cotoneaster shrub - a dieback

Cheyenne County

Oystershell scales (Lepidosaphes ulmi)Oystershell scales

Under an ash tree

Douglas County

Ash Seed Weevil larvae (Lignyodes spp.)Ash Seed Weevil larva

Around a window frame

Washington County

Acrobat Ants - alates (Crematogaster sp.)Acrobat ant

October 11 -   31, 2013

Home nuisance; bites on abdomen

Greenleaf, KS

Unidentifiable debris; Cryptolestes beetle; Diptera/fly;Unidentifiable1Unidentifiable2Cryptolestes beetleDiptera

Pesticide company

home invasion

Plattsburg, MO

Oribatid Soil Mites (Diapterobates sp.)Soil mite

Pesticide company

Wyandotte County

Eastern Yellowjacket Wasp (Vespula maculifrons) - queen- N/A -

A sticky tape

Sedgwick County

Army Ants (Neivamyrmex sp.)- N/A -

An Ash tree boring damage

Topeka, KS

Probably Redheaded Ash Borer (Neoclytus acuminatus)- N/A -

In a home

Palmer, KS

Acrobat Ants - alates (Crematogaster sp.)- N/A -

A home cabinet

Portis, KS

Termites- N/A -

A sticky trap

location unknown

Pesticide company

Males and workers of Army Ants (Neivamyrmex sp.)Army antArmy ants workers

@gotbugs

indoors on a ficus tree

Johnson County

Cuban Laurel Thrips (Gynaikothrips ficorum)Thrips
October 04 -   10, 2013

@gotbugs

On an ash tree

Phillipsburg KS

Cicada Parasite Beetles (Sandalus sp.)Sandalus

@gotbugs

3rd grade project

Valley Center, KS

Blowout Tiger Beetle (Cicindela lengi)Tiger beetle

@gotbugs

in an airconditioner

Washington county

 Slug Moth caterpillar (Limacodidae) Slug caterpillar

@gotbugs

a home lot

WaKeeney, KS

White-lined Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Hynes lineata)Caterpillar

@gotbugs

in home

Reno County

Bed Bug (Cimicidae) Bed Bug

A sticky tape (a body)

Sedgwick County

no arthropod found -N/A-

Sticky tapes (a home and a body)

Russel. KS

Thrip (Thysanoptera) -N/A-

a soap trap in a kitchen

Clay Center, KS

An unknown spiderling Spiderling

as above

Possibly a dust mite

Mite

Sycamore tree

Marion County

Sycamore Lace Bug (Corythucha ciliata)

 Lace Bug

as above

Chalcid wasp pupae (Eulophid sp.)

 Eulophid pupa

Basement

Manhattan. KS

Carpet beetle larvae (Dermestidae)

 Dermestid larva

as above

Blow fly larva (Calliphoridae)

Maggot

September 28 - October 3, 2013

Nuisance

Jardine apt.,

Manhattan, KS

Blow fly larvae (Calliphoridae) and Carpet beetle larva (Dermestidae)

Carpet beetle larva

Alfalfa bath debris and sticky tape collection

Cass County, MO

A thrip, a fly and an unidentifiable insect specimen found on a tape with alfalfa debris

-N/A-

Dept. of Grain Science and Industry

K-state University

 Flower Sap Beetle (Colopterus sp.) Flower Sap Beetle

Dept. of Grain Science and Industry

K-state University

 Beer Sap Beetle (Glischrochilus quadrisignatus) Beer Sap beetle

Dept. of Grain Science and Industry

K-state University

Sap beetles (Carpophilus sp.) Carpophilus

lawn

Graham County

Masked Chaffer larvae (Cyclocephala sp.)-N/A-

in bed

Reno County

Lonestar tick nymph (Amblyoma americana) Tick

September 18 - 27, 2013

In home

Fort Scott, KS

Humpback fly (Phoridae)Phorid fly

as above

Leafhopper (Cicadellidae)Leafhopper

In home livingroom

Washington County

Wolf spider (Lycosidae) Wolf spider

In home

Reno County

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) BRS

In a garage

Reno County

Termites -N/A-

Pin oak trees

Topeka, KS

Flower Beetle (Euphoria sepulcralis) Euphoria

Defoliated hedge

Sherman County

Longtailed Mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus) Mealybug

Home nuisance

Washington County

Chloropid fly - eye gnat Gnat

@gotbugs

home yard with large Starling bird population; on children

Topeka, KS

Lonestar tick nymph Tick

@gotbugs

inside and outside of a home

Johnson county

Fly larvae fly larvae

@gotbugs

in home

location unknown

 

Brown-banded Cockroach nymph (Supella longipalpa) Cockroach

Brought to an office

Phillips County

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) Cimex

September 13 - 17, 2013

Greenhouses at K-state University

Manhattan, KS

Parasitic wasps (Anagyrus sp.)

parasitised aphids - melanized, with exit holes

 AnagyrusAphid

Fly trap at a restaurant

Douglas County

Drain flies (Psychodidae)

 Drain flies

@gootbugs

Goodland, KS

Great Black Wasp (Sphex pennsylvanica)

 Black wasp

Women's locker; sticky tapes collected by pesticide company

Topeka, KS

Soil mites (Trachytidae)

 

 Soil mite

as above

Spiderlings (possibly Lynx spiders)Spiderling

Raspberry fruit

Sherman County

Fruit Fly larvae (Drosophila sp.) Fruit fly larvae

In home

Reno County

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

 Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

Home; collected insect by pesticide company

Johnson County

Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis)

 

 

 Cat flea
as aboveDark-winged Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae)Sciarid

as above

Dust mites (Dermatophagoides)

- N/A -

From a home; on sticky tapes

Reno County

Booklice (Psocoptera)

 

 

 Booklice
as aboveimmature Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown spider

as above

Cockroach nymphs (Blattodea)- N/A -

@gotbugs

in tires

Sedgwick County

Yellow Wooly Bear caterpillar (Spilosoma virginica) -N/A-

@gotbuck

Johnson County

Southern Black Widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) Black Widow Spider

September 6 - 12, 2013

@gotbugs

on a home porch

KS

Cicada Killer Wasps (Sphecius speciosus) Cicada Killer

Pin Oak leaves

Shawnee County

Vein Pocket Galls (Macrodiplosis quercusoruca) Vein galls

- as above -

Oak galls (Polystepha sp.) Polystepha galls

On a person

Hays, KS

Lone Star Tick nymphs (Amblyomma americanum) Lone Star Tick

Basement

Manhtattan, KS

Funnel Weaver Spider (Tegenaria sp.)
- N/A -

@gotbugs

Lawrence. KS

Squash Bug (Anasa tristis) Squash Bug

@gotbugs

indoors

Wyandotte County

Scarabid beetles (possibly Euphoria sp.) Scarabs

@gotbugs

Leavenworth County

Northern Mole Cricket (Neocurtilla hexadactyla) Mole cricket

@gotbugs

on sweet potatoe plant

Sedgwick County

Possibly Saltmarsh Moth caterpillar Caterpillar

Debris on the bed checked for possible arthropods

Manhattan. KS

- no arthropod found -- N/A -

@ gotbugs

Master Gardeners

Johnson County

Fruit flies (Drosophila sp.) Fruit Fly

August 30 - September 5, 2013

@gotbugs

Warehouse boxes

Wichita, KS

Booklouse (Liposcelididae)Booklouse

Inside a subterranean house

Wyandotte County

Waxhoppers (Oliarus aridus) Waxhopper

Buffalo grass

Lincoln County

False Chinch Bug nymphs (Nysius sp.) False Chinch Bug

@gotbugs

 

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth caterpillar (Agrius cingulata) Hawkmoth

@gotbugs

Fragrant Sumac

Post Rock Extension District

Spotted Datana caterpillar (Datana perspicua) Spotted Datana

Oak tree

Shawnee County

Slime Flux Beetle (Nosodendron unicolor) Slime Flux Beetle
 - as above -Sap Feeding Beetle (Amphicrossus sp.) Sap feeding beetle

Top of a filling cabinet in a home

Shawnee County

Oribatid Soil Mites (Diapterobates sp.) Oribatid mite

Home; sticky tapes

Russel County

 - no arthropod found - - N/A -

@gotbugs

Maple tree

Johnson County

Cottony Maple Scale (Pulvinaria innumerabilis) Cottony Maple Scale

@gotbugs

Garden at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, KS

Eggplant Lace Bug (Gargaphia solani); host: eggplant

 Lace Bug
- as above -Earth Boring Dung Beetle (Geotrupes sp.); host: cantaloupe Geotrupes

Juniper tree

Cheyenne County

Spruce Spider Mites (Oligonychus ununguis) Spider mite

Maple tree; twig boring damage

Sedgwick County

Apple Twig Borer (Amphicerus bicaudatus) Apple Twig borer

@gotbugs

Maple tree

Kansas City, MO

Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle pupae (Chilocorus orbus) Lady beetle pupae

Home

Wyandotte County

Umbrose Seed Bug (Atrazonotus umbrosus) Umbrose seed bug

@gotbugs

Flying over a pile of chips in a garden

River Valley District

Blue-Winged Digger Wasp (Scolia dubia) Scolia dubia

August 23 - 29, 2013

@gotbugs

Geary County

Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus)Tiger Bee fly

Biting people under honeylocust tree

Ford County

 Lacewing larvae (Chrysopidae) Lacewing

@gotbugs

Kansas City, KS

Suspected Brown Recluse Spider Recluse spider

@gotbugs

In water tank; insect & cattle dying

Riverton, KS

Suspected Dragonfly larva

 Dragonfly larva

Baked food product

Chicago, IL

Ants (Formicidae); entered through faulty wrapping seals - N/A -

@gotbugs

Kansas

unidentified spider Spider

Home; submitted by pesticide company

Sedgwick County

Wireworm (Aeolus sp.) Wireworm

In home - biting people; submitted by pesticide company

Lincoln County

Northern Fowl Mite (Ornithonyssus sylvarium) Fowl mite

@gotbugs

San Antonio, TX

Belzeebub Bee Eater (Mallophora leschenaulti)Blzeebub

August 16 - 22, 2013

In a backyard sand box, reported to be stinging

Nemaha County

Sand Wasp (Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus)Sand wasp

Pest control company checking for a source of bites

Johnson County

Dark-winged Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae)Sciarid

Damaged hardwood floor in a newer house

Wyandotte County

Corn Wireworm (Click beetles; Aeolus sp.) adults; ~7mm Corn wireworm

@gotbugs

Topeka, KS

Northern Mole Cricket (Neocurtilla hexadactyla)Mole cricket

@gotbugs

Golden Prairie District

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Garden spider

K-state gardens

Manhattan, KS

Beet Armyworm alias Small Mottled Willow Moth (Spodoptera exigua)Armyworm

@gotbugs

near Great Bend, KS

Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpidae)Mole cricket

In pond mud

Riley County

Water Scavenger Beetle larva (Hydrophilidae)Water Scavenger beetle larva
 - as above -

Horse Fly larva (Tabanidae)

Horse Fly larva

August 9 - 15, 2013

@gotbugs

In toilet water at a correctional facility

El Dorado, KS

Horsehair worm (Nematomorpha; an insect endoparasite)

Horsehair worm

Honeylocust tree leaves

Barton County

Rust mites (Aculops sp.)

Spider mites

Rust mitesSpider mite

@gotbugs

In home, Manhattan airport area, KS

Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus);
wingspan 6"

Photo and ID credits: Andrew Senior

Polyphemus moth

Near a building

Riley County

Cottonwood borer (Plectrodera scalator Fabricius)Cottonwood borer

Home

Wichita, KS

Native subterranean termites (Reticulitermes sp.)Reticulitermes

A daycare yard

Ft.Riley, KS

Dobsonfly, adult maleDobsonfly

A sticky tape \ suspicion of bird mites

Cowly County

- no arthropod found -- N/A -

Inside a residence\ an inquiry from a pesticide company

Wyandotte County

 

Cigarette beetles (Lasioderma serricorne)Cigarette beetle

@gotbugs

location unknown

Rove beetle (Sepedophilus sp.)Rove beetle

Pollinator Garden at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Topeka

Tachinid fly (Peleteria sp.)Tachinid fly

From the crack outside of a house

Riley County

Fungus gnatsFungus gnats

Maple, Oak, Sycamore trees - boring damage

Riley County

Roundheaded borer larva (Cerambycidae)CerambBorer damage
August 2 - 8, 2013

@gotbugs

somewhere in Kansas

Burrowing Wolf spider (Geolycosa sp.)Wolf

@gotbugs

Rose bush

Grimm's Gardens, KS

Rose slug (Sawfly larvae)Rose slug

@gotbugs

Barton County

Lacebugs, Aphids, possibly Whiteflies on oak tree leaves- N/A -

Parsley herb

Gray County

Swallowtail egg shells - N/A -

Home, yard, dog

Sedgwick County

Owlfly larvae (Ululodes sp.)Owlflie

Bedroom

Manhattan, KS

Rove beetles (Sepedophilus sp.)Sepedophilus

Wooden steps around mobile home

Riley County

Oribatid soil mites (Poronota)Soil mites

Radish covercrop

Riley County

California False Chinch bug (Xyonysius californicus)Xyonysius

In home - an inquiry of a pesticide company

Nemaha County

Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)Oriental cockroach

A home backyard

Geary County

Army ants (Neivamyrmex californicus)Army ant

@gotbugs

Frontier District

Striped blister beetle (Epicauta vittata)Blister beetle

@gotbugs

location unknown

Dobsonfly, adult femaleDobsonfly

@gotbugs

Garden Community

Ft. Riley, KS

Dobsonfly (Corydalus sp.), adult femaleDobsonfly

July 26 - August 1, 2013

Bucket calf pen

Ottawa County

Dung beetles (Aphodius sp.)

Dung beetle 

Peach fruit

St. George, KS

Strawberry sap beetles (Stelidota geminata)

 Strawberry Sap beetle
 - as above -

Green June beetle (Cotinis nitida)

 Green June beetle
 - as above -Rove beetle (Staphylinidae) Rove beetle
 - as above -Fruit fly larvae- N/A -

Firewood

Newton, KS

Braconid wasps (Atanycolus sp.) Braconid wasps
 - as above -Checkered beetle larva (Cleridae) Larva
 - as above -Unknown caterpillar (possibly a leafroller) Unknown larva

@gotbugs

Holton,KS

Burrowing bugs (Amnestus sp.)

 Amnestus

Hackberry tree

Shawnee County

Buprestid beetle (Chrysobothris sp.) Buprestid beetle

Driveway

Shawnee County

Burrowing bug nymphs Sehirus

Home

Trego County

Bed bug (Cimex lectularius) Bed bug

Home

Manhatta, KS

A mass of fecal and insect remains, checked for termites. Frass

@gotbugs

Garden Community

Fort Riley, KS

Green June beetles- N/A -

@gotbugs

a medical concern

location unknown

Banded garden spider (Araneidae) Garden spider

In the debris collected under an office sofa

Clay Center, KS

Ant gaster parasitised by nematodesant gaster