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Department of Entomology
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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.


April 2017

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;


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 -