Mealy Bug Larvae

Sample information

Photos by: Isabella R.
Collection date 10/04/2020
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Bordenstein Lab

found on spider plant leaf in NE corner of garden in flowerbed

looks similar to a mealy bug covered in white fuzz with dark brown scaly protrusion that is bilaterally symmetrical; rest is white fluff; ~1cm

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta


Extraction kit DNeasy (Qiagen)
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR
Gel electrophoresis system MiniOne
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level High
Explanation of confidence level
Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Insecta was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
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