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Welcome to the Insect Identification Laboratory at Virginia Tech. The Insect Identification Lab covers all insects found in all situations and commodities in Virginia. This diagnostic lab started in 1967 and is a service for Extension Agents and Citizens of Virginia.  Samples for identification may only be submitted through your local extension office, their address and contact information can be found on your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office's homepage.

If you live outside of Virginia, look for your state's Cooperative Extension website to find your local office.

Local Virginia Cooperative Extension agents may download the Insect Identification and Diagnosis Request form here (PDF).