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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
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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.

 

November 2017

in house;

Bourbon County

Face Fly (Musca autumnalis)Face Fly

in a hospital;

Leavenworth County

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)-N/A-

in house;

Johnson County

Army Ants (Neivamyrmex nigrescens)Army ant

in house;

Pratt, KS

 Fruit fly remain (Rhagolitis sp.) Fruit fly wings

in house;

Pratt, KS

Barn Funnel Weaver spider (Tegenaria domestica)Barn Funnel Weaver

swarming around a house;

Newton, KS

Carpenter ants (Camponotus sp.)- N/A -

in a medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

 Pyralid moth - broken pieces (Pyralidae) - N/A -

in a medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

 Flour beetle remain (Tribolium sp.) - N/A -

in basement;

KS

Army ants - winged males (Neivamyrmex opacithorax)Army ant

in stored chestnuts;

River Valley District
Crab spider (Philodromus sp.)Crab spider

in stored chestnuts;

River Valley District
Jumping spider (Meavia sp.)Jumping spider

in stored chestnuts;

River Valley District

Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius)Jumping spider
October 27 -November 02, 2017

@gotbugs; in home - biting;

Wichita, KS

Bed Bug (Cimicid sp.)- N/A -

in home under bed sheets;

Manhattan, KS

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

rotting walnut husk;

Pratt, KS

Walnut Husk Fly maggots (Rhagoletis completa)Walnat Husk Fly maggot

on child's head; pest control co.;

Norton County

Tick larva (Amblyomma sp.)Tick larva

swarming around a new house;

Newton, KS

Carpenter Ants - alates (Camponotus sp.)Carpenter ant

in home closet;

Frontier Extension District

Mediterranean Flour Moth (Ephestia kuehniella)Mediterranean Flour Moth
October 20 -26, 2017

@gotbugs; in house;

Manhattan, KS

PseudoscorpionPseudoscorpion

@gotbugs; in dead ash tree;

Ottawa, KS

Banded Ash Borer (Neoclytus caprea)Banded Ash Borer

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Nemaha County

Paper Wasp (Polistes sp.)Polistes sp.

@gotbugs; in grass fields;

Logan County

Bird grasshopper (Schistocerca sp.)Bird grasshopper

@gotbugs; in garden;

Nemaha County

Hoverfly (Syrphidae)Hoverfly

@gotbugs; in garden;

Nemaha County

Honey bee (Apis sp.)Honeybee
@gotbugs; in houseMillipedes (Diplopoda)Millipedes

on window; pest control co.

Wyandotte County

Acrobat Ants (Crematogaster lineolata) and dermestid beetle larvae (Dermestidae)Acrobat ant and dermestid larvae
in a medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown Recluse Spider
in a medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

House Fly (Musca domestica)House Fly
in a medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

Ground beetle (Agonum sp.)Ground beetle

die back of yew branches;

Gray County

Yew mealybug (Dysmicoccus wistariae)Yew mealybug
October 13 -19, 2017

@gotbugs; in basement;

location unknown

Bed Bugs (Cimicidae)Bed bugs

@gotbugs; in garden;

Frontier Extension District

Ash Gray Blister Beetle (Epicauta fabricii)Ash Gray Blister Beetle

in loghome; pest control co.;

Wyandotte County

Larder beetle (Dermested lardarius); Flour beetle (Tribolium sp.); Ground beetle (Harpalus sp.); Mealworm beetle (Tenebrio sp.); Mediterranean Flour Moth (Ephestia kuehniella);Larder Beetle

in feed pellets;

Wabaunsee County

Confused Flour Beetle (Tribolium confusum)Confused Flour Beetle

in bee hive;

Walton, KS

Small Hive Beetle (Aetina tumida)Small Hive Beetle

in flower bed

Bourbon County

Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens)Common Eastern Bumble Bee
October 05 -12, 2017

@gotbugs; biting people;

northeastern Iowa

Minute Pirate Bug (Anthocoridae)Minute Pirate Bug

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Classboro, NJ

Giant Ichneumon Wasp (Megarhyssa sp.)Giant Ichneumon

@gotbugs;

location unknown

Lacebug (Corythucha sp.)Lacebug

@gotbugs;

location unknown

Cockroach (Blattodea)Cockroach

surrounding a home;

Riley County

Face Fly (Musca autumnalis)Face Fly

on pine tree;

Ford County

Spotted Green Needle Aphid (Eulachnus agilis)Spotted Green Pine Needle Aphid
September 29 - October 05 , 2017

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Riley County

Whitebanded Crab Spider (Misumenoides formosipes)Whitebanded Crab Spider

@gotbugs; curiosity;

Paola, KS

Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)Polistes fuscatus

@gotbugs; feeding on rose of sharon;

Johnson County

Scentless Plant Bug (Niesthrea louisianica)Niesthrea sp.

@gotbugs; curiosity;

St. Francis, KS

Orb Weaver Spider (Agriope sp.)Agriope sp.

@gotbugs; on a student;

Miltonvale, KS

Bed Bug (Cimicidae)- N/A -

@gotbugs; in a shower;

Lyon, KS

Darkling beetle (Paratenetus sp.)Paratenetus sp.

@gotbugs;

location unknown

Nut and Acorn Weevil (Curculio sp.)Curculio sp.

@gotbugs; filed collection;

Graham County

unidentified Snout beetle (Curculionidae)Snout beetle

in home;

Leawenworth, KS

Drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum) and Flour beetle (Tribolium sp.)Drugstore beetle

in home; pest control co.;

Seneca, KS

Darkwing Fungus Gnats (Sciaridae)Darkwinged Fungus Gnat

@gotbugs; curiosity

Olathe, KS

Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus) 

on school students;

Miltonvale, KS

Head lice eggs (Pediculus humanus capitis)Head lice nit

on a patient;

Riley County

no arthropod found- N/A -
September 22 - 28 , 2017

@gotbugs; on rue;

Kansas City, MO

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio cresphontes)Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

@gotbugs; on a fungal mass;

Sedgwick County

Pleasing Fungus Beetle larvae (Megalodacne fasciata)Pleasing Fungus Beetle larvae

@gotbugs; flying from corn fields;

location unknown

Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)Green Cloverworm Moth

@gotbugs; on buildings and porches;

Topeka, KS

Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)Green Cloverworm Moth

in a medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

Dried fruit beetle (Carpophilus sp.)Caprophilus sp.

on a patient;

Bourbon County

Psocids (Psocoptera)psocids

on a patient leg;

Stone County. MO

Tick larvae (Ixodidae)tick larvae

knots on the bark of locust tree;

Cheyenne County

unidentified moth chrysalis (Lepidoptera)moth chrysalis
September 15 - 21 , 2017

@gotbugs;

Central Kansas District

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

around a house;

Coffey County

Hunting Billbug (Sphenophorus venatus)Hunting Billbug

@gotbugs;

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;

KS

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

@gotbugs;

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

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

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

@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