|Captive / Cultivated?||Wild-caught|
|Group||Hillsboro High School|
The beetle was found with many of the same species on a stump. It was extracted from the stump, which was damp and dark. It was 5:30 pm and around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
|Putative identification||Hexapoda Insecta Coleoptera Erotylidae Megalodacne|
|Extraction kit||DNeasy (Qiagen)|
|DNA extraction location||Whole arthropod|
|Single or Duplex PCR|
|Gel electrophoresis system||MiniPCR|
|Explanation of confidence level||
Not confident because the extraction process may have been affected by the durability of the insect’s exoskeleton.
|Wolbachia 16S sequence||
|Arthropod COI sequence||
|Summary||The Megalodacne was found to be negative for Wolbachia.|