Sample 2 – Mosquito

Sample information

Photos by: Kaitlynn C.
Location No map location data available.
Collection date 10/04/2020
Captive / Cultivated?
Group Toms River High School East

When I caught the second bug it was so much easier. The bug as long legs like the first but this mosquitoes body was even smaller which makes me believe there is no Wolbachia in it.

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Diptera Culicidae Culex


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


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

I think this bug does not have Wolbachia in it because its body was so much smaller than the first one. This makes me believe there is no Wolbachia in it.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Culex was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
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