|Captive / Cultivated?
|Scarborough High School
Found the specimen in a parking lot behind the El Rayo restaurant, near the high school. There were large bushy trees and weeds that had blossoms that were white. I captured it while it was resting on one of the blossoms. There was lots of trash around.
|Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Diptera Syrphidae Toxomerus Toxomerus occidentalis
|DNeasy (Qiagen) blood and tissue kit
|DNA extraction location
|Single or Duplex PCR
|Gel electrophoresis system
H20 got contaminated probably by a pipette tip
|Explanation of confidence level
Our H20 had a slight line which could show contamination within the agarose.
|Wolbachia 16S sequence
|Arthropod COI sequence
|The Toxomerus occidentalis was found to be negative for Wolbachia.