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Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004

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Recent samples and images submitted to the Insect Diagnostic Lab

Note: Images submitted by email  (@gotbugs) offer fast identification based on visual familiarity, but such identifications carry a risk of errors resulting from the inability to use traditional anatomical keys.

 

December, 2014

@gotbugs; attached inside an ear canal of a man

Russell County

Spinose Ear Tick nymph (Otobius megnini)Spinose Ear tick

@gotbugs; in a kitchen cabinet

Geary County

Red Flour Beetle larvae (Tribolium castaneum)Tribolium castaneum larvae

@gotbugs; in flour

Greenwood County

possibly Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)possibly Clothes moths

@gotbugs;

Johnson County

Checkered Beetle (Enoclerus ichneumoneus)Checkered beetle

@gotbugs; in a house

Johnson County

Face Fly (Musca autumnalis)Face Fly

@gotbugs; in a house

location unknown

possibly Orb-weaver spider (Araneidae)possibly Orb-weaver spider

in a medical plant; in a package

McPherson, KS

Earwig - Dora sp. Earwig

body irritation; sticky tapes

Saline County

no arthropod found- N/A -

an infested feed sample

MO

Acarina mites - Lardoglyphus sp.

 

Burr Oak twig

Riley County

Lacebug (Corythucha arcuata)

San Jose Scales (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus)

Cecydomyiid midge larvae (Cecydomyiidae)

flower galls with Cynipid larvae inside (Cynipidae)

Parasitic Pteromalid wasp (Pteromalidae)

St Jose scaleLacebugPteromalid waspMidge larva

Chinkapin Oak twig

Riley County

Damage by Twig Pruner (Cerambycidae: Anelaphus sp.) 

a skin swab; itching symptoms

Seneca, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

on the office desk

Topeka, KS

Bed bug (Cimex lectularius) - N/A -
November, 2014

@gotbugs; Honey locust tree damage

Goodland, KS

Powder Post Beetle damage (Bostrichidae)Powder Post beetle damage

@gotbugs;

Miami County

Possibly Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)possibly drugstore beetles

@gotbugs; in a basement

Wichita, KS

House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)House centipede

@gotbugs; inside a medical laboratory

Johnson County

Phorid fly (Phoridae)Phorid fly

home debris

Manhattan, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

insect on a cutting board

McPherson, KS

Cockroach nymph remain and a milipede remainCockroach nymph and milipede remains

in home on a sticky trap

Shawnee County

Springtails (Entomobryidae)Springtails

in a bedroom; pest control co.

Lincoln County

Bat Bug (Cimex sp.)Bat bug

in a production area

Lenexa. KS

Dark-winged Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae)Fungus Gnat

in apartment building

Manhattan, KS

Soft Tick (Argasidae)Soft Tick

dry pine needles

Clay Center, KS

White Pine aphids (Cinara strobi); Sed bug (Lygaeidae) and Lacewings (Neuroptera)Pine aphidsSeed bug
October 10 - 31, 2014

@gotbugs; eating soybean pods

Southeast KS

Green Stinkbug nymph (Acrosternum hilare)Green Stinkbug nymph

@gotbugs;

Wichita, KS

Seed Beetle (Amblycerus sp.)Seed beetle

@gotbugs; checking for termites in the kitchen

Caroll County, KY

 Ants - reproductive (Formicidae) Ants

@gotbugs; in the yard, curiosity

Shawnee, KS
Obscure Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca obscura) Obscure Bird Grasshopper
 Ford County Cornfield Ant alates (Lasius neoniger) Lasius neoniger

@gotbugs;

Leavenworth County

Leconte's Haploa Moth (Haploa lecontei) and

American Dagger Moth caterpillar (Acronicta americana)

 Moths

@gotbugs;

Seward County

Ant - reproductive (Formicidae) Ant alate

@gotbugs; landing on a porch

Wichita, KS

Possibly Pear leaf-curling midge larvae (Cecidomyiidae) Midge larva
October 02 - 09, 2014

on humans

Barton County

Lone Star Tick larvae (Amblyomma americanum)Amblyomma

@gotbugs; curiosity

location unknown

Southern Plains Bumblebee  (Bombus fraternus) Southern Plains Bumblebee

@gotbugs; falling from oak tree

Johnson County

Oak gall midge larvae (Cecydiomyidae)Oak gall midge larva

@gotbugs; found on furniture

Lawrence, KS

 Louse (Phthiraptera) Louse

in a medical plant

McPherson, KS

 Ground Beetle (Opadius sp.) Harpalus indigens

Damaged elm tree leaves

Haskell County

Elm Leaf Beetle larvae (Xanthogaleruca luteola) Elm leaf beetle larva

oak insect galls

Haskell County

Oak gall wasps (Callirhytis furva) and predatory mites Oak gall wasp larva

September 26 - October 02, 2014

@gotbugs; curiosity

Gardner, KS

Wolf spider (Lycosidae)Fishing spider

in a medical plant

McPherson, KS

 Exuvia from the Dermestid larva dermestid larva exuvia

marginal galls on pin oak, checked for itch mite presence

Manhattan, KS

Midge gall larvae (Cecydiomyidae) infected with itch mites (Pyemotes herfsi)

 itch mite

galls on burr oak buds; KFS

Nebraska, Kansas

Leafy gall oak wasp larvae (Andricus sp.) and predatory mites

 Andricus larvapredatory miteoak gall

submitted by pest control co.

Wyandotte County

Minute Pirate Bugs (Orius sp.)

Minute pirate bug

in the dog wound

Atwood, KS

Weevil beetle abdomen (Otiorhynchus sp.)

Weevil abdomen

nesting in the mulch at a house

Seneca, KS

Eastern Yellowjacket Wasp (Vespa maculifrons)

Eastern Yellowjacket wasp

September 19 - 25, 2014

@gotbugs; curiosity

Riley County

Crane Fly (Tipula abdominalis)

Crane Fly

in a garage

Topeka, KS

Longlegged Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium sp.)

Sac spider

in a house; Pest Control co.

Sylvan Grove, KS

Blow fly adults and pupae (Calliphoridae)Blow Fly

- same as above -

Dermestid beetle larvae (Dermestidae)Dermestidae

in home

Shawnee County

Bed bug (Cimex lectularius)Bed Bug

@gotbugs; K-state forestry building

Manhattan, KS

Paper wasp (Polistes sp.)Polistes sp.

@gotbugs; in a health care office

Sedgwick County

Seed weevil (Amblycerus sp.)Seed weevil

September 12 - 18, 2014

decayed pear tree wood

Lansing, KS

Stag beetle larva remain (Lucanidae) devoured by Flesh fly maggot (Sarcophaga sp.)Stag Beetle larvaFlesh fly maggot

@gotbugs;

Alma, KS

Pandora Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Eumorpha pandorus) Pandora Sphinx caterpillar

on tomato leafs

Sumner County

Lepidopteran eggs parasitised by Pteromalid wasps (Pteromalidae)parasitized eggsPteromalid wasp

on spruce

Riley County

Pine Needle Scale (Chionaspis pinifoliae)Pine Needle Scale

@gotbugs; on a porch

Harvey County

Drab Prominent Moth caterpillar (Misogada unicolor)Drab Prominent Moth caterpillar 

eating tomato plant

Seneca, KS

Harlequin Cabbage Bug nymphs (Murgantia histrionica)Harlequin Bug

on a person

Manhattan, KS

Lone-star Tick nymph (Amlyomma americanum)- N/A -

in a garage

St. George, KS

Northern Black Widow spider (Latrodectus variolus)- N/A -

in dog food

McPherson, KS

Grain Storage Mites (Acarus sp.)Grain mite

in a kitchen

Sumner County

Phorid fly (Megaselia sp.)Phorid Fly

on person,

Sumner County

Lone-star Tick nymph (Amlyomma americanum)Amblyomma

Feeding damage on Zoysia grass in the greenhouse

Manhattan, KS

Rusty Plum Aphids (Hysteroneura setariae)Rusty Plum Aphid

September 04 - 11, 2014

@gotbugs; flying in office

Sublette, KS

Spider Wasp (Calopompilus pyrrhomelas)Spider Wasp

@gotbugs; on a dog's paw

Cherokee County

Harvestmen spider (Opiliones)Harvestmen spider

@gotbugs; biting a person

Reno County

Wolf spider (Lycosidae)Wolf Spider

@gotbugs; brought to officefor an identification

Miami County

Larder Beetle (Dermestes lardarius)Larder Beetle

@gotbugs; soybean fields

Geary County

Green Stink Bug nymphs (Acrosternum hilare)Green Bug nymph

in diseased roots of Common milkweed

Baldwin City, KS

Syrphid larvae (Syrphidae)Syrphid larva

in a home;

Leavenworth, KS

Bat Bugs (Cimex pilosellus) + Soft Tick (Argasidae)Bat bug and soft tick

On a chair; home

Newton, KS

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile)Warehouse beetle

Boring damage in Honeylocust tree branches

Goodland, KS

Flatheaded borer larva (Buprestidae)Flatheaded Borer Larva

on pepper plants

Manhattan, KS

Harlequin Cabbage Bug nymphs (Murgantia histrionica)Harlequin Bug

August 28 - September 04, 2014

@gotbugs;

KS

Fishing spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)Fishing spider

in window wells;

Halstead, KS

Scentless Seed Bug (Rhopalidae)Rhopalid bug

in a kitchen;

Seneca, KS

Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)Cigarette Beetle

in a medical plant

McPherson, KS

 Seed-eating Ground Beetle (Amara sp.) Ground Beetle

@gotbugs; cypress tree

 Johnson County

Cypress Twig Gall Midge (Taxodiomyia cupressiananassa) Cypress midge

@gotbugs; in a warehouse

 Johnson County

Cornfield Ant - reproductive (Lasius sp.) Cornfield ant

August 22 - 28, 2014

flying around house

Colby, KS

Cornfield Ant - reproductive (Lasius sp.)Lasius sp.

on the driveway

Topeka, KS

Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus macata)Southern Black Widow

@gotbugs; in tomato garden

Wyandotte County

Sap beetle (Nitidulidae)Sap Beetle

@gotbugs; on a building

Graham County

Harlequin Cabbage Bug nymphs (Murgantia histrionica)Halequin bug

diseased dogwood tree

Oakley, KS

Oystershell scale (Lepidoasaphes ulmi)Oystershell scale

in a medical plant

McPherson, KS

Drywood termite - reproductive (Kalotermitidae)Drywood termite

swine facility

Manhattan, KS

Dung beetle (Aphodius lividus)Dung beetle Aphodius

@gotbugs; chewing damage in the fescue grass

Sedgwick County

Fall Armyworm caterpillars (Spodoptera frugiperda)Armyworm

in a home

Quenemo, KS

Lone-star Tick nymph (Amlyomma americanum)Amblyomma

in a kitchen

Riley County

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile)Trogoderma variabile

@gotbugs; help with an identification

location unknown

Dog-day Cicada (Tibicen sp.)Dog-day cicada

@gotbugs; defoliating Virginia Creeper vines

location unknown

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer (Harrisina americana)Grapeleaf skeletonizer

August 15 - 21, 2014

Blackberry leaves

Franklin County

Whitefly - crawlers (Aleyrodidae)Whitefly crawler

@gotbugs;

Wichita, KS

Bed Bug (Cimicidae)Bed Bug

@gotbugs; on juniper trees at a nursery

Wichita, KS

Stink Bug nymphs (Thyanta sp.)Stink bug

on human body

Seneca, KS

 no arthropod found- N/A -

Aster leaf damage

Baldwin City, KS

Chrysanthemum Lace Bug (Corythucha marmorata)Lace Bug

Burr oak leaf damage

St. Francis, KS

no insect damage- N/A -

August 08 - 14, 2014

@gotbugs; Pest Control co.

Johnson County

Longhorn Beetle (Neoclytus mucronatus)Neoclytus

@gotbugs; in light fixtures

Johnson County

Fungus Gnats (Sciaroidea)Fungus gnats

@gotbugs;

Abileene, KS

Red Bug nymph (Pyrrhocoridae)Seed bug

@gotbugs;

Miami County

Ichneumonid wasp (possibly subfamily Diplazontinae)Ichneumonid wasp

a child stung in bed

Harvey County

Velvet Ant Wasp - female (Sphaeropthalma sp.)Velvet ant

@gotbugs; infested lake house

Lenexa. KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown Recluse Spider

@gotbugs; on a driveway

Lenexa, KS

Trapdoor spider (Ummidia sp.)Trapdoor spider

@gotbugs; in home

Seaton, KS

Soft Tick (Argasidae)Soft Tick

Damaged Bosnian pine trees

Sedgwick County

Longhorn Sawyer larva (Monochamus sp.)Sawyer larva

August 01 - 07, 2014

in a medical facility

McPherson, KS

Wolf spider remains (Lycosidae)Wolf spider remains

in a hospital

Leavenworth, KS

Smooth Spider Beetle (Gibbium aequinoctiale) Smooth Spider Beetle

on a porch screen

Seneca, KS

Mayflies (Caenis sp.)Caenis sp.

Azalea plant dieback

Leavenworth, KS

Lace Bug nymph (Tingidae)Lacebug nymph

@gotbugs; an office entrance

Colby, KS

Banded Garden Spider (Agriope trifasciata)Agriope

@gotbugs; Burning bush folliage damage

Smith County

possibly San Jose Scale (Diaspididae)Scale

Insect Zoo submission

Manhattan, KS

Orb Weaver spiderling (Araneidae)- N/A -

inside an office

Topeka, KS

 Fairy Wasp (Mymaridae) Fairy Wasp
as above Dirt-colored Seed Bug (Peritrechus convivus) Dirt-colored Seed Bug
as above

Leafhoppers (Javesella sp., Macrosteles sp., Paraphlepsius sp., unknown)

 Javesella sp.Macrosteles sp.

Paraphlepsius sp.

defoliated tree in pasture

Shawnee County

Walnut Caterpillar Moth - larvae exuviae (Datana integerrima) Datana exuviae

@gotbugs;

Kansas City, KS

Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpidae) Mole Cricket

@gotbugs; on a driveway

Overland Park, KS

Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpidae) - N/A -

July 25 - 31, 2014

found dead on a house porch

Manhattan, KS

Chironomid midges (Chironomidae) Midges

@gotbugs;

Kansas City, MO

Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus) Tiger Bee Fly

@gotbugs; an identification help with Odonata insect

Johnson County

Common Green Darner (Anax junius); Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa), Twelve Spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) Odonata

spiny objects mistaken for an insect

Fort Scott, KS

seed seed

a sample from a chair checked for insect presence

Topeka, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

baked potato checked for an insect

Shawnee County

no arthropod found- N/A -

@gotbugs; in yard

location unknown

Leaf-footed bug nymph (likely Acanthocephala terminalis) Leaf footed bug nymph

@gotbugs; tree service inquiry

Johnson County

Scarlet Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia miniata) scarlet moth

July 18 - 24, 2014

infesting a pack rat

Wellington, KS

Bot Fly pupa (Cuterebra sp.) - 1"Cuterebra pupa

wilted Honey Locust tree branches

Sherman County

Flatheaded Borer larvae (Buprestidae, Agrilus sp.)Borer

extracted from a patient

Overland Park, KS

Human Bot Fly larva (Dermatobia hominis) Bot Fly larva

@gotbugs;

Abilene, KS

Boxelder Bug nymph (Boisea trivittata) Boxelder Bug nymph

@gotbugs; hunting a wasp

Riley County

Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)Fishing spider

@gotbugs; resting on a corn plant

Cloud County

 Red legged Buprestid (Buprestis rufipes) Red-legged Buprestid

@gotbugs; city roads and sidewalks

Kingman, KS

Whitelined Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Hyles lineata)Hyles lineata

@gotbugs; eating pepper plants

location unknown

Cabbage Looper (Trichoplusia ni)Cabbage Looper

@gotbugs; on ash tree and apples

Hill City, KS

Earwig (Dermaptera)Earwig

@gotbugs; on a golden rain tree

Wyandotte County

possibly a Leafhopper nymphunknown

sidewalks

Dodge City, KS

Burrowing bugs (Pangaeus bilineatus)Burrowing bugs

@gotbugs;

location unknown

White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)Hyles lineata

@gotbugs; on house, grass, fence and plants

location unknown

Bagworm larvae (Psychidae)Bagworm

July 11 - 17, 2014

@gotbugs; in house

Hill City, KS

Red tailed Spider Hunter (Tachypompilus ferrugineus)Spider Wasp

@gotbugs; a biting inquiry

Johnson County

Freeloader Fly (Milichiidae; possibly Leptometopa sp.)Freeloader Fly

Honeybees checked for size variation

Johnson County

Honeybee workers (n=7) 10mm; drones (n=4) 14mm;Honeybees

in hollow of an oak tree

Tecumseh, KS

Horse Fly pupae exuvia (Tabanid sp.) Horse Fly pupae

in home

McPherson, KS

 Dusky Sap Beetle (Carpophilus lugubris) Dusky Sap Beetle

in home

Topeka, KS

 Imported Long-horned Weevil (Calomycterus setarius) Imported Long-horned weevil

debris around window casing checked for insect presence

McPherson, KS

Possibly Carpenter Ant frass frass

@gotbugs; defoliating walnut trees

Abileene, KS

Walnut Caterpillar Moth (Datana integerrima) Walnut caterpillar

@gotbugs; in yard

Olatha, KS

Robust Ground Cricket nymph (Allonemobius sp.) Ground cricket

@gotbugs; near walnut trees and red bud tree stump

Wyandotte County

Buprestid beetle (Dicerca sp.) Dicerca

tunneling in spruce tree tips

Kinsley, KS

Pine Tip Moths (Rhyacionia sp.)Pine Tip Moth

in house

Miami County

Wolf spider (Hogna sp.)Hogna

July 04 - 10, 2014

@gotbugs; in a home

Wichita, KS

Ant-mimicking Sac Spider - Castianeira variataAnt-mimicking Sac Spider

in home, irritating

Wichita, KS

 Rove beetle (Staphylinidae) Rove beetle

from a health facility

Leavenworth, KS

 Soil Centipede (Geophilomorpha) Soil Centipede

@gotbugs; stinging a person

location unknown

Spiny Oak Slug caterpillar (Euclea delphinii)Oak slug

A house deck floor

Leawood, KS

Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa sp.) and debris collected from exit holes- N/A -

Burr oak twigs

Frankfort, KS

Kermes scales (Kermesidae)Kermes scale

in house

Jackson County

Acorn Ant alate (Temnothorax sp.)Acorn Ant

Insect Zoo submission

Manhattan, KS

A collection of various Ground beetles (Carabidae) and American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)- N/A -

cattle feedlot

Nebraska
 Dump Fly (Ophyra sp.) Dump Fly

cattle feedlot

Nebraska

 Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) Stable Fly

cattle feedlot

Nebraska

 False Stable Fly (Muscina stabulans) False Stable Fly

on a patient

Leavenworth, KS

 Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) - adult female Amblyomma

@gotbugs; 4-H project

Independece. KS
Variegated Meadowhawk - Sympetrum corruptumSympetrum Meadowhawk

@gotbugs; 4-H project

Independece. KS

Swift River Cruiser - Macromia illinoiensis Macromia Cruiser

@gotbugs; 4-H project

Independece. KS

Scoliid Wasp (Scoliidae) Scoliid wasp

June 27 - July 03, 2014

@gotbugs; on apple tree

Sedgwick County

Unicorn Caterpillar Moth (Schizura unicornis)Unicorn caterpillar

@gotbugs

St.Francis, KS

Plains False Wireworm (Eleodes opacus)Eleodes sp.

@gotbugs; on sidewalks, buildings, lawns,...

Oakley & Quinter, KS

Sphragisticus nebulosus - Dirt-colored Seed Bugs (Rhyparochromidae)Sphragisticus

Infesting stems of tomato and pepper plants

Leonardville, KS

Common Stalk Borer caterpillar (Papaipema nebris)Stalk Borer larva

furniture damage, frass and alates

Johnson County

Drywood Termitestermite

In home

Seneca, KS

Imported Long-horned Weevil (Calomycterus setarius)Imported Long-horned Weevil

crawling on a child in bed

Fort Scott, KS

Booklice (Psocoptera)Booklice

on human

Cheyenne County

Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) -nymphAmblyomma

In home

Manhattan, KS

Imported Long-horned Weevil (Calomycterus setarius) 

@gotbugs;

Oakley, KS

Whitelined Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Hyles lineata)White-lined Sphinx

on a patient

Leavenworth, KS

Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) - adult maleLone star tick

June 20 - 26, 2014

Feeding on experimental rice

Geary County

Lewis Spider Mite (Eotetranychus lewisi) and possibly Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid (Rhopalosiphum padiAphidLewis Spider Mite

@gotbugs, feeding on pursley weed near corn filed

Thomas County

Whitelined Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Hyles lineata)Whitelined Sphinx

@gotbugs;

Shawnee Mission Park

Bee-like Robber Fly (Laphria sp.) Robber fly

@gotbugs; in a home

Olathe, KS

Weevil beetle (possibly Imported Long-horned Weevil - Calomycterus setarius) Weevil

@gotbugs; around a house

Brown County

Possibly Burrowing Bug nymphs Burrowing bug nymphs

@gotbugs, in a house

location unknown

Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis) Oriental cockroach

@gotbugs; under Rudbeckia leaves

Johnson County

Heteropteran eggs (Coridae) Heteropteran eggs

@gotbugs; home bathroom

Erie, KS

possibly a Wolf spider (Lycosidae) spider

@gotbugs; feeding in a garden

Allen, KS

Yellow Woollybear caterpillar (Spilosoma virginica) woollybear

@gotbugs; eating asparagus plants in a garden;

Miami County

Common Asparagus Beetle (Crioceris asparagi)Common Asparagus Beetle

In house

Seneca, KS

White-footed Ant (Technomyrmex difficilis)White-footed ant

June 13 - 19, 2014

Burrowing in ground

Geary County

Digger wasp (Cerceris californica)Cerceris wasp

around a livestock barn on fairgrounds

Geary County

 Black and Yellow Mud Dauber wasp (Sceliphron caementarium) B-Y Dauber Wasp

feeding on elm trees

Beloit, KS

 European Elm Flea Weevil (Orchestes alni) Orchestes alni

Health manufacturing facility - in production area

McPherson County

 Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown Recluse Spider 

@gotbugs; near Cedar Bluff Lake,

Ellis County

Juanita Sphinx Moth (Proserpinus juanita)Juanita Moth

Table syrup checked for insect infestation

Manhattan, KS

 no arthropod found - N/A -

@gotbugs

Johnson County

Soldier beetle (Trypherus sp.)Trypherus beetle

congregating on a house among hay fields; pest control co.

Wyadotte County

Imported Long-horned Weevil (Calomycterus setarius)Imported Long-horned weevil

Embedded on a human

Sedgwick County

Lone Star Tick - engorged nymph (Amlyomma americanum)Amblyomma

in an appartment;

Sabetha, KS

Bed Bugs - 5th instars (Cimex lectularius) Bed Bug nymph

@gotbugs; a wooden playset

Horton, KS

Ichneumon wasp (possibly Podoschistus sp.)Ichneumon wasp

K-state building

Manhattan, KS

Black Carpet Beetle (Attagenus unicolor)Black Carpet Beetle

June 06 - 12, 2014

Home residence; Pest control co.;

Seneca, KS

Burrowing Bug nymphs (Cydnidae)Burrowing bug nymphs

in office

Oskaloosa, KS

Soldier fly (Sarginae)Sarginae

in home

Seneca, KS

Drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle

in rice field

Geary County

Rice Water Weevil (Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus)Rice Water Weevil

on Chinese Chestnut tree flowers

Sumner County

Marginated Leatherwing (Chauliognathus marginatus) Marginated Leatherwing

pollinating a Chestnut tree

Sumner County

 Dark-winged Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae) Fungus Gnat

Consultant service

Kansas City area
Odorous House Ants - queen (Tapinoma sessile) Tapioma sessile

Consultant service

Kansas City area

Pavement ants (Tetramorium caespitum) Pavement ant

@gotbugs; soybean damage

Clay Center, KS

Possibly a Garden webworm (Achyra rantalis) soybean damage

@gotbugs;

location unknown

Sphinx Moth (Manduca sp.) Manduca

@gotbugs; in rose garden

Shawnee County

Wheel Bug nymph (Arilus cristatus) Wheel Bug nymph

@gotbugs, in Orange osage timber posts

Smith County

possibly Red-headed Ash Borer larvae (Neoclytus acuminatus) Round-headed borer

@gotbugs; in wheat

Atchinson County

Wheat Head Armyworm (Faronta sp.) Wheat-head armyworm

@gotbugs; in a kitchen

Post Rock District

Pseudoscorpion Pseudoscorpion

@gotbugs; on bindweed

Post Rock District

Argus Tortoise Beetle larvae and pupa (Chelymorpha cassidea) Argus Tortoise Beetle

@gotbugs; feeding on tomatoe plants

location unknown

Colorado Potato Beetle larvae (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) Colorado Potato Beetle larva

@gotbugs;in clover weeds

Miami County

Leaf-footed Bugs (Coreidae; nymphs and eggs) Leaf-footed bug

May 30 - June 05, 2014

@gotbugs

deer farm; MO

Caterpillar Hunter Beetle (Calosoma sp.) Calostoma

@gotbugs

landing on KDOT workers

Comanche County

Kern's Flower Beetle (Euphoria kernii) Frower beetle

@gotbugs; in homes

Graham County

Wood Cockroach (Parcoblatta sp.) Wood cockroach

Health manufacturing facility - in production area

McPherson County

Wolf spider - juvenile (Lycosidae) Wolf spider

rice grain checked for insect infestation

Manhattan, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

home debris

Wichita, KS

dessicated insect, including a Rove beetle, headless wasp and a midge.

- N/A -

@gotbugs, feeding on Solanum plant;

location unknown

 Colorado Potato Beetle larvae (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) Potato beetle larvae

@gotbugs

in large numbers around a house foundation

Concordia, KS

Burrowing Bug nymphs (Sehirus cinctus) Burrowing Bug nymph

@gotbugs

in house basement

location unknown

Big-headed Ground Beetle (Scarites subterraneus) Big-headed Ground Beetle

@gotbugs, in fruit of a chokecherry tree

Johnson County

Chokecherry Gall Midge larvae (Contarinia virginianea) Gall midge

May 23 - 29, 2014

in residential lawn

St. George, KS

Billbug (Stenophorus sp.) Stenophorus

sand piles with frass near house foundation

Alta Vista, KS

Legionary ants (Neivamyrmex nigrescens); Ground beetle (Schizogenius lineolatus) Legionary antSchizogenius

@gotbugs; oak furniture

Houston, TX

Flat Bark Beetle (Silvanidae) Flat Bark Beetle

@gotbugs

location unknown

Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) Black Widow Spider

@gotbugs; in home

Sedgwick County

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) Brown Recluse Spider

May 15 - 22, 2014

in home

Manhattan, KS

Eastern Parson Spider (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus)Easter Parson Spider

on a patient

Riley County

Lone Star Tick - nymph (Amblyomma americana) Lone star tick

in house

Newton, KS

Subterranean Termites - alates (Reticulitermes sp.) -N/A-

in a kitchen

Logan County

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma viriabile) Trogoderma variabile

@gotbugs

Wyandotte County

Flower beetle (Euphoria sepulcralis) Flower beetle

@gotbugs

Goodland, KS

March flies (Bibio johannis) Bibio

@gotbugs, on cedar and pine trees

Abilene, KS

European Pine Sawfly larvae (Neodiprion sertifer) Pine Sawfly

@gotbugs; in toilet tank

Johnson County

Springtails (Onychiuridae) Springtail

Pink Oak twig damage

Wichita, KS

consistent with Oak Twig Pruner (Elaphidionoides villosus) and Twig Girdler (Oncideres cingulata)

 Twig damage

feeding on Chenopodium near cotton field

Sumner County

Plant bug (Miridae; Melanotrichus sp.) Mirid bug

May 9-15, 2014

home yard

Riley County

New World Army Ants (Neivamyrmex nigrescens)Army ants

Pest Control co. - commercial bldg.

Mission, KS

Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)Soldier Beetle

K-state building

Manhattan, KS

Smooth Spider Beetle (Gibbium aequinoctiale)Smooth Spider Beetle

@gotbugs

location unknown

Swarming termites in a kitchenTermite

May 1-8, 2014

eating strawberry plants

Geary County

Flea Beetles (Altica spp.)Flea Beetle

Health facility - in a shoe cover

McPherson County

Dessicated remnants of a moth - possibly a Fall Webworm Moth (Arctiidea)Moth

@gotbugs

location unknown

Possibly a Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)Carpet Beetle?

April, 2014

@gotbugs

infested yard

Topeka, KS

Lone star tick - male (Amblyomma americanum)Lone star tick

@gotbugs

Benghazi, Lybia

Tersa Sphinx (Xylophanes tersa)Tersa Sphinx

damaging wood

Oskaloosa, KS

Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes)Eastern Subterranean Termite

swarming around an ash tree

Johnson County

Brown-headed Ash Sawly (Tomostethus multicinctus)Sawfly

Wheat sample

Harvey County

Wheat Curl Mite (Aceria tosichella)Curl Mite

on window sills

Manhattan, KS

Clover mites (Bryobia sp.)Bryobia mites

Pest Control co.

Wyandotte County

Plasterer bees (Colletes sp.) Bee

Kitchen counter

Garner, KS

Odorous House Ant (Tapinoma sessile)

 Tapinoma sessile

in a garage

Sheridan County

Western Black Widow spider - adult male (Latrodectus hesperus)

Latrodectus

kitchen cabinet

Mitchel County

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile)

Warehouse beetle

@gotbugs

location unknown

Black Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)

Black Wine Weevil

March, 2014

Insect Zoo

Manhattan, KS

Small Honey Ant (Prenolepis imparis)

Small Honey Ant

in a home

Larned, KS

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Carpet beetle

inside a hospital admit area

Leavenworth County

Western Flower Thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis)

Flower Thrip

Elm tree log

Morton County

Shot holes and galleries consistent with Elm Bark Beetle damage

-N/A-

damage in a wheat field

Decatur County

no arthropod found

-N/A-

in home

Sedgwick County

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

fragmented remains

Carpet Beetle

food pantry

Jefferson County

Rice/Maze weevil (Sitophilus spp.)Weevil

boring damage in Austrian Pine

Wichita, KS

Pitch Moth larva (Dioryctria spp.)Pitch moth larva

On a patient

Leavenworth County

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)Bed bug

a basement ceiling

Twin Creek District

Larder Beetle (Dermestes lardarius)Larder beetle

human face

Kansas City

no arthropod found- N/A -

February, 2014

in a wood pile

Washington, KS

Banded Ash Borer (Neoclytus caprea)

Neoclytus

@gotbugs

in a house

Leavenworth County

Sycamore Assassin Bug (Pselliopus cinctus)

Sycamore assassin bug

@gotbugs

Phillipsburg, KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)

- N/A -

K-state greenhouses

Manhattan, KS

Prasitic wasps (Aphidius sp.)

Aphidius

a sample of bath water

Cheyenne County Clinic

no arthropod found

- N/A -

in a garage & crawl space

Salina. KS

Root-maggot flies (Anthomyiidae)

Anthomyiidae

Pet, human skin, floor

Reno County

no arthropod found; tapeworm segments present

- N/A -

a houseplant

Dickinson County

possibly Whiteflies (specimens have been crushed)

- N/A -

in a home

Cherokee County

Hackberry Nipplegall Maker (Pachypsylla celtidismamma)

Psyllid

January, 2014

School greenhouse

Southwind District

Whitefly (Tetraleurodes sp.)

Whitefly

Ficus and Scheffera house plants

Atchison County

Spider mites

Spider mites

Coconut Palm tree

Phipps Conservatory

Pittsburgh, PA

Red Palm mite (Raoiella indica)

Armored Scale (Aonidiella sp.)

Red Palm MiteArmored scale

"black specks" collected from a house

Clay Center, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

submitted by pest control co.

Chanute, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

in house swabs

Clay Center, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

in livestock water

Reno County

Drone Fly maggots (Eristalis tenax)Drone fly maggots