Farm/Commercial Testing Procedures:
- Email high quality, in focus photos to:
- Bring dead insect/arthropod specimens in closed container (zip-top baggie, jar with lid, or plastic container) to local Extension Office
The Virginia Tech Insect Identification Lab provides identification and control recommendations to Virginia Cooperative Extension agents. Insect samples and insect damaged plant material from any structural, plant, or animal host are accepted. Insects are identified to the lowest taxonomic level needed for control decisions. Control recommendations accompany insect identification results, which are sent back electronically to each Virginia Cooperative Extension Office. Digital photos can also be used for identification. Many insects can be identified and control recommendations provided by your local Extension Office.