strawberry beetle

Sample information

Photos by: Jamila M.
Collection date 09/26/2023
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Scarborough High School

Collected at the back of Scarborough High School in area with greenery, but found crawling on the cement around the greenery. It was approx. 70 degrees fahrenheit and partly cloudy.


Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda


Extraction kit DNeasy (Qiagen) blood and tissue kit
DNA extraction location Partial abdomen
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system MiniPCR
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes

We had some debris fall into the top of the agorose gel when it was closed.


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

We are medium confiend because of the faintness of the lines, but our controls reflected the right results.

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