Digital Sample Submission:
- Complete the Insect/Arthropod ID Request form on-line and send as an attachment to email@example.com, including relevant digital images of insects/arthropods, area where sample was seen, and if applicable, plant damage.
- When taking photos, include a ruler or coin next to sample to show size comparison.
- Include as many photos as possible for best identification.
- Any images submitted shall become the property of The Ohio State University and may be used for educational or promotional purposes
Physical Sample Submission:
- Complete Insect/Arthropod ID Request form print, and include form with physical sample, ensuring form is not damaged.
- Insect/arthropod identification often requires more than one specimen. Send a handful of specimens to ensure that at least one insect arrives intact and essential parts are not missing.
- An experienced diagnostician can identify pieces and parts of insects to the order or genus. For a more specific identification, several intact specimens must be submitted. In many cases, the antennae or foot segments are needed for a positive identification.
- Carefully pack the sealed container of specimens in a crush-proof package, with packing supplies to cushion the inner container.
- Use an overnight mail service, or mail the package early in the week to avoid weekend at the post office. PPDC doesn't accept weekend deliveries.
Physical Samples may be mailed:
C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Ohio State CFAES Wooster Campus
c/o Dr. Francesca Rotondo
234 Selby Hall, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Physcial Samples may be hand-delivered:
Requires coordination with Dr. Rotondo: (330-263-3721) | firstname.lastname@example.org