Woodland Ground Beetle – Riya

Sample information

Photos by: Riya D.
Collection date 11/13/2023
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Walton High School

The beetle is small, black, and about 1/4 inch long. It was found in a slightly damp, tree covered dirt collection. It was very still until disturbed by outside forces and became very squirmy. The beetle has a noticeable pair of antennae on their head.

Putative identification Arthropoda


Extraction kit
DNA extraction location
Single or Duplex PCR
Gel electrophoresis system
DNA stain
Gel images
Protocol notes


Wolbachia presence Unknown
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

The researched percentage of woodland ground beetles being infected with Wolbachia is very low, so I think that this organism does not have it. Although, it is still unknown.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
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