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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.


August 11 - 17 , 2017

@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

Norther 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
July 28 -August 3 , 2017

in home;

Mclouth, KS

Cockroach (Blattidae)Roach

in grain elevator; pest control co.;

Wyandotte County

Lesser Mealworm beetle (Alphitobius diaperinus)Lesser Mealworm

in medical production facility;

McPherson, KS

Foreign Grain Beetle (Ahasvera advena)Foreign Grain Beetle

insect damage on cypress branches;

Kearny County

Mealybug (Dysmicoccus sp.)Cypress mealybug


Atchison County

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)- N/A -

in bedroom, biting;

Manhattan. KS

Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)Asian Tiger Mosquito

@gotbugs; falling from Maple tree;

location unknown

 Lace bugs (Tingidae)Lace bug

in home; biting; Pest Control Co.

Leawenworth, KS

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

in home - nuisance;

Seneca, KS

Fly pupae and ant remainAnt remain


NE Kansas

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)- N/A -

@gotbugs; around soybean fields;

Meadowlark Ext. District

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)Painted lady

a kitchen infestation;

Newton, KS

 Cockroach nymphs (Blattidae) Cockroach nymphs


Manhattan, KS

Ivory Marked Borer (Eburia quadrigeminata)Ivory Marked Borer
July 14 -27 , 2017

@gotbugs; biting a human;

Prairie Ridge, KS

Antlion larva (Myrmeleontidae)Antlion larva

@gotbugs; in home

Wamego, KS

Ground spider (Sergiolus capulatus)Ground spider

@gotbugs; insect on tomato leaves;

Miami County

Aphids exoskeletonsAphid axoskeleton

in home;

Saline County

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabilis)Warehouse beetle

branch die-off in cypress tree;

McPherson County

Mealybug (Dysmicoccus sp.)Mealybug

tip damage in cypress tree;

McPherson County

Tip moth damage (Totricidae)Tip moth damage

in home;

Manhattan, KS

Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)- N/A -

aggregating around a tree;

Nemaha, KS

Honeybee (Apis sp.)Honeybee

in home;

Butler County

Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)Indian Meal Moth

@gotbugs; assisted living facility;


Bed Bugs (Cimex sp.)- N/A -

@gotbugs; on various wild plants;

Grinnel, KS

Striped Blister Beetle (Epicauta vittata)Striped Blister Beetle

@gotbugs; under rotten log outdoors;


Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata)Grapevine beetle

on a mattress;

Manhattan, KS

Dermestid larvae (dermestidae) and Flour beetle (Tribolium sp.)dermestid larva and Tribolium sp.

in home on bed;

Manhattan, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)-N/A-

in home; pest control co.;

Sylvan Grove, KS

Cockroach nymph (Blattodea)Roach nymph

@gotbugs; found on Ash tree;

Shawnee County

Ash and Privet Borer (Tylonotus bimaculatus)Ash and Privet Borer

at home;

Independence, MO

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -
July 06 - 13, 2017

@gotbugs; bed bug concern;

location unknown

Cockroach with its ootheca (Blattodea)Blattodea


Topeka, KS

Red-shouldered bug (Jadera haematoloma)Red shouldered bug

@gotbugs; on bed;

Wichita, KS

Bed bugs (Cimicidae)- N/A -


Clay Center, KS

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio glaucus)Papilio glaucus

@gotbugs; in living room;

Clay Center, KS

Fruit and Flower Chafer (Osmoderma subplanata)Osmoderma subplanata

@gotbugs; in home;

Johnson County

Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus)Bat bug

experimental sunflower;

K-state Entomology

Sunflower aphids (Uroleucon helianthicola)Sunflower aphids

damage on coneflower plants;

Sawyer, KS

fritillary caterpillars (Argynnini) - 1st instarsfritillary caterpillars
July 01 -05, 2017

@gotbugs; on human;

Fort Scott, KS

Kissing bug (Triatoma sp.)Triatoma sp.

in a hospital;

Leavenwoth County

 Bed bug torso (Cimicidae) bed bug torso

inside a mobile camper;

Nemaha County

 Bird mites (Ornythonyssus sp.) Ornythonyssus sp.

damage on clematis vine

Leavenworth County

 Plant bugs (Slaterorocoris sp.) Slaterocoris sp.

damage on rudbeckia stems; sample decomposed

Leavenworth County

Plant bugs (Miridae)Plant bugs on rudbekiah
June 2017

@gotbugs; structural damage to a storage building;

location unknown

Carpenter Ant (Camponotus discolor )Camponotus discolor

inside a church in a ceiling debris;

Mitchell County

Foreign Grain Beetle (Ahasverus advena)Ahasverus advena

in medical production facilities;

McPherson, KS

Spotted Ladybeetle (Coleomegilla maculata)Spotted ladybeetle remains

in livestock water tank;

Ford County

Ostracods (Ostracoda)- N/A -

outside of a house;

North Newton, KS

Acrobat Ants (Crematogaster sp.)Acrobat Ant

in home;

Peabody, KS

Non-biting midge (Chironomidae)Non-biting midge

in home;

Peabody, KS

Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae)Leafhoppers

in home;

Peabody, KS

Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile); unknown moth (Lepidoptera)Warehouse beetle

cedar log with boring damage;

Ford County

insect undetected- N/A -


Concordia, KS

Lacewing larva (Chrysopidae)Lacewing larva

in home;

Cherokee County

Bird mite (Dermanyssus sp.)Dermanyssus sp.

in livestock tank;

Midway District

Caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera)- N/A -

@gotbugs; biting

Beloit, KS

Deer Fly (Sylvius sp.)Deer Fly

damaged Oak tree twig;

Ford County

Oak stem gall wasps (Callirhytis sp.)Oak stem gall wasp


Lyon County

Dung Beetle (Aphodiinae)Dung beetle


Phillips County

Oak Twig Prunner (Anelaphus parallelus)Oak Twig Prunner


Wichita, KS

 Underwing moth caterpillar (Catocala sp.) Catocala.sp.


location unknown

Carpenterworm moth exuvia (Prionoxystus robiniae)Carpenterworm moth


Manahttan, KS

Common Soothywing (Pholisora catullus)Common Soothywing skipper

on yard, swarming;

Cheyenne County

Eastern Subterranean Termites - alates (Reticulitermes flavipes)Eastern Subterranean Termite

in home;

Manhattan, KS

Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)Brown Recluse Spider
May 2017

@gotbugs; in home;

Wichita, KS

Springtails and a predatory mite (Parasitinae)Predatory mite

in home;

Topeka, KS

Bat Bug (Cimex adjunctus)- N/A -

in a basement;

Nemaha County

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle

Boxwood leaf damage;

Atchison County

Spider mite damage- N/A -

in stored wheat grain;

Colby, KS

Psocids (Liposcelis sp.)Liposcelis sp.

in home;

Chase County

Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)Drugstore beetle

On body;

Coffey County

Lone Star Tick nymph (Amblyomma americanum)Lone Star Tick
April 2017

on a bed;

Oskaloosa, KS

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

in home;

Thomas County

Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)- N/A -

in home;

Rawlins County

Face Fly (Musca autumnalis)Face Fly

in home;

Brown County

Plum Curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar)Plum Curculio weevil

in an aquaculture;

Jackson County

Non-biting midge larva (Tanypodinae)Tanyponidae

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 -