Six Spotted Tiger Beetle (XM-2)

Sample information

Photos by: Xavier M
Collection date 05/16/2022
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Woodford County High School

blue-green beetle, mandibles, six white spots,

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Coleoptera


Extraction kit Instagene Matrix
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system Standard electrophoresis system
Buffer TAE
DNA stain Fast Blast
Gel images
Protocol notes


Wolbachia presence Yes
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

The tiger beetle’s DNA did not show up during the electrophoresis test, but the test proved that the tiger beetle was wolbachia infested. Because the tiger beetle DNA did not register during the test I am not extremely confident in the accuracy of these results.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Coleoptera was found to be postive for Wolbachia.
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