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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.


March 2018

on toilet seat, forming nests;

Wichita, KS

Odorous House Ant (Tapinoma sessile)Tapinoma sessile

in home, biting people;

Dodge City, KS

mite torso (unidentifiable)mite torso

in bath tub;

Riley County

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) and Larder Beetle (Dermestes lardarius)Dermestidae

in a hospital room;

Seneca, KS

Clover Mites (Bryobia praetiosa)Clover mites

in home on window sills;

Kingman County

Face Flies (Musca autumnalis)Face Flies

in bee hive;

Stevens County

Lesser Wax Moth larvae (Achroia grisella)lesser wax moth

in medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

stink bug torso (Pentatomidae)stink bug torso

in home,

Clark County

Death-watch Beetles (Anobiidae)Dermestidae

in home;

Clay Center

Carpet beetle (Anthrenus fuscus)Carpet beetle

in bathroom;

Kansas City, KS

Eastern Bloodsucking Conenose (Triatoma sanguisuga)Eastern Bloodsucking Conenose

in home; nuisance;

Nemaha County

no arthropod found- N/A -

in home; nuisance;

Manhattan, KS

Larder Beetle (Dermestes lardarius)Larder Beetle
January 2018

in apartment complex,

Topeka, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)Bed bugs

@gotbugs; in kitchen;

Post Rock District

Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)Indian Meal Moth

in wood structure and insulation;

Douglas County

Carpet Beetle larvae (Anthrenus sp.); Clothes moth larvae (Tinea sp.)Carpet beetle exuviaeClothes moth larva

aggregating on house ceilings;

Rawlins County

Face Fly (Musca autumnalis) Face Flies

in house structure;

Manhattan, KS

small animal remains (+nest)- N/A-


Sumner County

no arthropod found- N/A -

pest control co. submission;

Wyandotte County

Cornfield ants - queens (Lasius umbratus group) Lasius umbratus group

in house basement;

Johnson County

Green Bottle Fly (Lucilia coeruleiviridis) Lucilia coeruleiviridis

diseased tomato plants in a greenhouse;

Jackson County

Silverleaf Whitefly nymphs (Bemisia tabaci) Silverleaf Whitefly

in medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

mosquito (Ochlerotatus sp.) Ochlerotatus sp.

in house;

Hiawatha, KS

Paper Wasp nest (Polistes sp.)- N/A -


Saline County

no arthropod found- N/A -