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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.


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 -