Digital Samples

Digital Image Diagnostics of Plant or Insect/Arthropod Samples

Complete appropriate sample form and send as an attachment with digital images to



How to take images for diagnostic identification:

  • Include clear, well-focused photos of the specimen (left), an area where it was seen (middle), and if applicable, plant damage, distribution of symptoms etc (right).



  • When taking photos, include a ruler or coin next to the sample to show size comparison.



  • Include as many photos as possible for best identification.

  • PPDC will notify the submitter of the diagnosis or identification via e-mail.  

  • The fee for digital sample diagnosis is $20.00. 

Any images submitted shall become the property of The Ohio State University and may be used for educational or promotional purposes