Andrena (Mining Bee) 2024-019

Sample information

Photos by: John Gruber
Collection date 06/01/2023
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Friends' Central School
Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Hymenoptera Andrenidae Andrena


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


Wolbachia presence Yes
Confidence level High
Explanation of confidence level

We achieved Wolbachia positive PCR results using three primer pairs: a LepF primer pair, a Wsp (Wolbachia surface protein) primer pair, and a W-spec (Wolbachia specific) 16S primer pair. The 16S sequence we received from the W-spec primer pair PCR amplification matched the sequence from a 16S Wolbachia PCR amplification in Ethiopia.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
BLAST at The Wolbachia Project   BLAST at NCBI
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Andrena was found to be postive for Wolbachia.
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