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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.


September 15 - 21 , 2017


Central Kansas District

False Chinch Bug - nymph (Nysius raphanus)False Chinch Bug

around a house;

Coffey County

Hunting Billbug (Sphenophorus venatus)Hunting Billbug


Geary County

Seedcorn beetle (Stenolophus sp.)Seedcorn beetle

@gotbugs; in a house;

Postrock District

Skin beetle larva (Dermestidae)dermestid larva

@gotbugs; on a sidewalk;

Lyndon, KS

"White grub" - scarabid beetle larva (Scarabidae)White grub

@gotbugs; in house;

Frontier Extension District

Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
September 08 - 14 , 2017

@gotbugs; on cucurbit plants;

Marion County
Squash Bug (Anasa tristis)Squash bugs

@gotbugs; on cucurbit plants;

Marion County

Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)Spotted Cucumber Beetle

@gotbugs; in home;

Sedgwick County

Blow Fly maggot (Calliphoridae)Maggot

@gotbugs; in sunflowers;


Goldenrod Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus pensylvanicus)Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Johnson County

Leather-colored Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca alutacea)Leather-colored Bird Grasshopper

@gotbugs; attacking a Jumping spider

Phillipsburg, KS

Ichneumon wasp (Trogomorpha trogiformis)Trogomorpha trogiformis

@gotbugs; in weeds;

Seward County

Braconid wasp nest with pupae (Braconidae)Braconid wasp

@gotbugs; on soybean leaves;

Graham County

Chrysalis of the Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui)Chrysalis of the Thistle caterpillar
September 02 - 07 , 2017

in commercial building;

Wyandotte County

Carpenter ant - winged males (Camponotus sp.)male Carpenter ant


Frontier Extension District

Large Milkweed Bug nymphs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)Large Milkweed Bug nymphs

@gotbugs; nesting in the barn wood;

Johnson County

Square-headed wasp (Crabroninae)Square-headed wasp

@gotbugs; feeding on Thistle;

Lawrence, KS

Clearwing Moth (Hemaris sp.)Clearwing Moth

@gotbugs; safety concern;

Douglas County

Paper wasp nest (Polistes sp.)Nest of Papare Wasps

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Overland Park, KS

Dog-Day Cicada (Tibicen canicularis)Dog-day Cicada

@gotbug; curiosity;

Kansas City, MO

Luna Moth caterpillar (Actias luna)Luna Moth caterpillar

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Topeka, KS

Bee Fly (Systoechus sp.)Bee Fly

leaf damage on Elm tree;

Clark County

Aphids (Myzocallis sp.)Myzocallis sp.

in home,

Geary County

Soft ticks (Carios kelleyi)Soft tick
August 25 - September 01 , 2017

in home;

Sedgwick County

Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum)Red Flour Beetle

@gotbugs; in basement;

location unknown

Pyralid moth - possibly Mediterranean Flour Moth (Ephestia kuehniella)Pyralid moth

@gotbugs; in elm tree;

McPherson, KS

Rhinoceros beetle larva (Dynastinae)Scarabidae

@gotbugs; near elm tree;

Marion County

Stripped Blister Beetle (Epicauta vittata)Striped Blister Beetle

in basement;

Arkansas City, KS

Lesser Grain Borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)Lesser Grain Borer

@gotbugs; on porch - safety concern;

Olathe, KS

Robber Fly (Assilidae)Robber Fly

boring damage in Locust tree twigs;

Oberlin, KS

Powder post beetle gallery (Lyctinae)- N/A -

@gotbugs; curiosity

Overland Park, KS

Wolf Spider (Hogna sp.)Wolf spider

@gotbugs; curiosity

Overland Park, KS

Robber Fly (Assilidae)Robber Fly
August 18 - 24 , 2017

@gotbugs; defoliating an ornamental tree;

location unknown

Datana sp. caterpillarsDatana sp.

in house;

Goodland, KS

Square-headed wasp (Crossocerus sp.)Crossocerus sp.

in home; collected in a vacuum debris;

Topeka, KS

Leafhopper (Cicadellidae)Leafhopper
August 11 - 17 , 2017

in home; in foods;

Sedgwick County

Common Centipede (Lithobiomorpha)Common centipede

@gotbugs; swarming in home;

Johnson County

Drain Flies (Psychodidae)Drain Flies

in residence;

Manhattan, KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)- N/A -

@gotbugs; found in shower;

Johnson County

Head Louse (Pediculus humanus capitis)Head Louse

in home, stinging;

Sumner County

Velvet Ant wasp (Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica)Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica

@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


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

Northern 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


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