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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
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.

 

August 11 - 17 , 2017

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Wakefield, KS

Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus)Wheel Bug

@gotbugs; in soybeans;

Shawnee County

Whiteflies (Aleyrodidae)- N/A -

@gotbugs; kitchen floor;

location unknown

Fly maggot (Diptera)maggot

pine trees - needle browning;

Logan County

Spotted Green Pine Needle Aphid (Eulachnus agilis)Spotted Green Pine Needle Aphid

indoors;

Manhattan, KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown Recluse Spider
August 4 - 10 , 2017

@gotbugs; in soybean field;

Frontier District

Fall Armyworm caterpillar (Spodoptera frugiperda)Fall Armyworm

@gotbugs; in an apartment pool;

Sedgwick County

Horsehair worm (Nematomorpha)Horsehair worm

@gotbugs; on a window;

location unknown

Norther Paper Wasps (Polistes fuscatus)Polistes fuscatus

@gotbugs; on a driveway;

Kansas City, KS

Ground beetle larva (Pasimachus sp.)Ground Beetle larva

@gotbugs; curiosity

Southwest Michigan

Giant Ichneumon wasp (Megarhyssa sp.)Giant Ichneumon

@gotbugs; in home;

Johnson County

Red-legged Ham Beetle (Necrobia rufipes)Necrobia rufipes

@gotbugs; attracted to horses;

Morris County

Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida)Green June Beetle

@gotbugs;

Wakefield, KS

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly (Tramea lacerata)Black Saddlebag Dragonfly

in bedroom;

Manhattan, KS

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)- N/A -

on a ceiling inside a home;

Shawnee County

1st instar caterpillars (Lepidoptera)caterpillars

in cold storage;

St. Louis, MO

Storage mite (Glycyphagus domesticus)Glycyphagus domesticus

in medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

Ground crab spider (Xysticus texanus)Xysticus texanus

in home; pest control co.

Seneca, KS

Army Ants (Neivamyrmex nigrescents)Army ant

In home;

Bonner Springs, KS

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle
July 28 -August 3 , 2017

in home;

Mclouth, KS

Cockroach (Blattidae)Roach

in grain elevator; pest control co.;

Wyandotte County

Lesser Mealworm beetle (Alphitobius diaperinus)Lesser Mealworm

in medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

Foreign Grain Beetle (Ahasvera advena)Foreign Grain Beetle

insect damage on cypress branches;

Kearny County

Mealybug (Dysmicoccus sp.)Cypress mealybug

@gotbugs;

Atchison County

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)- N/A -

in bedroom, biting;

Manhattan. KS

Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)Asian Tiger Mosquito

@gotbugs; falling from Maple tree;

location unknown

 Lace bugs (Tingidae)Lace bug

in home; biting; Pest Control Co.

Leawenworth, KS

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

in home - nuisance;

Seneca, KS

Fly pupae and ant remainAnt remain

@gotbugs;

NE Kansas

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)- N/A -

@gotbugs; around soybean fields;

Meadowlark Ext. District

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)Painted lady

a kitchen infestation;

Newton, KS

 Cockroach nymphs (Blattidae) Cockroach nymphs

@gotbugs;

Manhattan, KS

Ivory Marked Borer (Eburia quadrigeminata)Ivory Marked Borer
July 14 -27 , 2017

@gotbugs; biting a human;

Prairie Ridge, KS

Antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae)Antlion larva

@gotbugs; in home

Wamego, KS

Ground spider (Sergiolus capulatus)Ground spider

@gotbugs; insect on tomato leaves;

Miami County

Aphids exoskeletonsAphid axoskeleton

in home;

Saline County

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabilis)Warehouse beetle

branch die-off in cypress tree;

McPherson County

Mealybug (Dysmicoccus sp.)Mealybug

tip damage in cypress tree;

McPherson County

Tip moth damage (Totricidae)Tip moth damage

in home;

Manhattan, KS

Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)- N/A -

aggregating around a tree;

Nemaha, KS

Honeybee (Apis sp.)Honeybee

in home;

Butler County

Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)Indian Meal Moth

@gotbugs; assisted living facility;

KS

Bed Bugs (Cimex sp.)- N/A -

@gotbugs; on various wild plants;

Grinnel, KS

Striped Blister Beetle (Epicauta vittata)Striped Blister Beetle

@gotbugs; under rotten log outdoors;

KS

Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata)Grapevine beetle

on a mattress;

Manhattan, KS

Dermestid larvae (dermestidae) and Flour beetle (Tribolium sp.)dermestid larva and Tribolium sp.

in home on bed;

Manhattan, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)-N/A-

in home; pest control co.;

Sylvan Grove, KS

Cockroach nymph (Blattodea)Roach nymph

@gotbugs; found on Ash tree;

Shawnee County

Ash and Privet Borer (Tylonotus bimaculatus)Ash and Privet Borer

at home;

Independence, MO

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -
July 06 - 13, 2017

@gotbugs; bed bug concern;

location unknown

Cockroach with its ootheca (Blattodea)Blattodea

@gotbugs;

Topeka, KS

Red-shouldered bug (Jadera haematoloma)Red shouldered bug

@gotbugs; on bed;

Wichita, KS

Bed bugs (Cimicidae)- N/A -

@gotbugs;

Clay Center, KS

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio glaucus)Papilio glaucus

@gotbugs; in living room;

Clay Center, KS

Fruit and Flower Chafer (Osmoderma subplanata)Osmoderma subplanata

@gotbugs; in home;

Johnson County

Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus)Bat bug

experimental sunflower;

K-state Entomology

Sunflower aphids (Uroleucon helianthicola)Sunflower aphids

damage on coneflower plants;

Sawyer, KS

fritillary caterpillars (Argynnini) - 1st instarsfritillary caterpillars
July 01 -05, 2017

@gotbugs; on human;

Fort Scott, KS

Kissing bug (Triatoma sp.)Triatoma sp.

in a hospital;

Leavenwoth County

 Bed bug torso (Cimicidae) bed bug torso

inside a mobile camper;

Nemaha County

 Bird mites (Ornythonyssus sp.) Ornythonyssus sp.

damage on clematis vine

Leavenworth County

 Plant bugs (Slaterorocoris sp.) Slaterocoris sp.

damage on rudbeckia stems; sample decomposed

Leavenworth County

Plant bugs (Miridae)Plant bugs on rudbekiah
June 2017

@gotbugs; structural damage to a storage building;

location unknown

Carpenter Ant (Camponotus discolor )Camponotus discolor

inside a church in a ceiling debris;

Mitchell County

Foreign Grain Beetle (Ahasverus advena)Ahasverus advena

in medical production facilities;

McPherson, KS

Spotted Ladybeetle (Coleomegilla maculata)Spotted ladybeetle remains

in livestock water tank;

Ford County

Ostracods (Ostracoda)- N/A -

outside of a house;

North Newton, KS

Acrobat Ants (Crematogaster sp.)Acrobat Ant

in home;

Peabody, KS

Non-biting midge (Chironomidae)Non-biting midge

in home;

Peabody, KS

Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae)Leafhoppers

in home;

Peabody, KS

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile); unknown moth (Lepidoptera)Warehouse beetle

cedar log with boring damage;

Ford County

insect undetected- N/A -

@gotbugs;

Concordia, KS

Lacewing larva (Chrysopidae)Lacewing larva

in home;

Cherokee County

Bird mite (Dermanyssus sp.)Dermanyssus sp.

in livestock tank;

Midway District

Caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera)- N/A -

@gotbugs; biting

Beloit, KS

Deer Fly (Sylvius sp.)Deer Fly

damaged Oak tree twig;

Ford County

Oak stem gall wasps (Callirhytis sp.)Oak stem gall wasp

@gotbugs;

Lyon County

Dung Beetle (Aphodiinae)Dung beetle

@gotbugs;

Phillips County

Oak Twig Prunner (Anelaphus parallelus)Oak Twig Prunner

@gotbugs;

Wichita, KS

 Underwing moth caterpillar (Catocala sp.) Catocala.sp.

@gotbugs;

location unknown

Carpenterworm moth exuvia (Prionoxystus robiniae)Carpenterworm moth

@gotbugs;

Manahttan, KS

Common Soothywing (Pholisora catullus)Common Soothywing skipper

on yard, swarming;

Cheyenne County

Eastern Subterranean Termites - alates (Reticulitermes flavipes)Eastern Subterranean Termite

in home;

Manhattan, KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown Recluse Spider
May 2017

@gotbugs; in home;

Wichita, KS

Springtails and a predatory mite (Parasitinae)Predatory mite

in home;

Topeka, KS

Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus)- N/A -

in a basement;

Nemaha County

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle

Boxwood leaf damage;

Atchison County

Spider mite damage- N/A -

in stored wheat grain;

Colby, KS

Psocids (Liposcelis sp.)Liposcelis sp.

in home;

Chase County

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle

On body;

Coffey County

Lone Star Tick nymph (Amblyomma americanum)Lone Star Tick
April 2017

on a bed;

Oskaloosa, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

in home;

Thomas County

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

in home;

Rawlins County

Face Fly (Musca autumnalis)Face Fly

in home;

Brown County

Plum Curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar)Plum Curculio weevil

in an aquaculture;

Jackson County

Non-biting midge larva (Tanypodinae)Tanyponidae

in bed;

Bourbon County

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)Bed Bug

in home;

Sedgwick County

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle
@gotbugs; in turfMay beetle (Phyllophaga sp.)May beetle
March 2017

holes in home yard;

Saline County

Plasterer bees (Colletes sp.)Colletes sp.

in home;

Lincoln County

Hackberry Nipple Gall Maker (Psylla celtidismamma) Hackberry Nipple Gall Maker

on an apartment floor;pest control co.

Douglas County

Cowpea Weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus) Cowpea weevil

in home's attic - windows;

Jamestown, KS

Asian Multicolored Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis) and Cluster flies (Pollenia sp.) Cluster fly wings

in home;

Manhattan, KS

Huntsman spider - juvenile female (Heteropoda venatoria) Huntsman spider

blackberry cane damage;

Lyon County

no insect damage found- N/A -

in chicken barn;

Sumner County

Mealworm larvae (Tenebrio molitor) Mealworms

hair sample;

Topeka, KS

no arthropod found- N/A -

in home;

Wichita, KS

a cockroach remain- N/A -

in home;

Newton, KS

Pillbug remains (Armadillidium sp.)Pillbug remains

in a kicthen;

Mulvane, KS

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Oryzephilus surinamensis)Sawtoothed Grain Beetle
February 2017

greenhouse tomato leaf damage;

Pratt County

Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)- N/A -

Austrian Pine; boring damage;

Sunflower District, KS

no insect found, suspected Pine Borer;- N/A -

in house;

Goodland, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

on person;

Wilson County

Whitemarked Spider Beetle (Ptinus fur)Ptinus fur
January 2017

@gotbugs; a spider bite

Central Kansas District

Black Widow Spider male (Latrodectus sp.)- N/A -

in poultry farm home and poultry housing;

Johnson County

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius)Bed bug

kitchen area;

MP

Carpenter ant alate (Camponotus decipiens)Camponotus
Peabody, KSCarpet beetle larva (Dermestidae)Carpet beetle larva

Atchison County

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius)Bed bug

in a home;

Johnson County

Bat bugs (Cimex sp.)- N/A -