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The scientific study of Insecta. If the question is about some other group of arthropod use 'arthropod' tag.

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Please give information about this insects

I took this photo of a small insect which I found near to my house (Maharashtra state, India). What insect is this?
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How plausible is it that pesticides and mosquito spraying is affecting insect populations?

I live in Massachusetts and I notice that there are a lot fewer bugs than when I was a child. 40 years ago if you drove around for 4 or 5 hours in the summer the grill of your car would collect a ...
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What species of butterfly is this? Picture taken on 9-18-2018, near Helena, Mt

Butterfly picture taken on 9-18-18 at an elevation of 6,000 ft.
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What’s this bug? Sign of an infestation? Found crawling up the side of my washing machine. [WA]

Just spotted this bug on the side of my washing machine after putting some dirty clothes in the hamper and transferring a damp load to the dryer. I’m hoping it came in from outside somehow, and isn’t ...
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What kind of red/green/black, spiny caterpillar is this?

It's red and lime green with black on its back and a few white spots as well. Found in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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What is this larvae?

Saw these tiny silk cocoons on the wall inside my house next to some dead plants and I'm wondering what they are. Size of them is about 1/10th of a finger nail
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What kind of species is this (looks like egg of insect)

So I moved into a new PG (paying guest accommodation) and inside the almirah (cupboard), I found lots of egg like things. They are not moving, and size is comparable to normal ants. They are ...
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Want to know which insect it is? I often found it in washroom. Is it dangerous and how to control it

This insect found in the wash room. Its so fast and disappears once someone enters the washroom. Is it dangerous? Whats name of this insect. How to control this insect
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Help me identify this Beetle sp?

I observed many beetles like this in Pune/India in the beginning of rainy season. It was dark green in color with white spots and not too much shiny like many other beetles. Size is about 2cm to 3cm.
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What kind of spider is this? I have never seen one like this before

This was on my butterfly bush yesterday with a moth by the neck. I have never seen one like this before. Just wondering what the name is. This is in southern Illinois.
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Help identifying a fly by its remains

I recently hiked in a swampy forest in the Yaroslavl region(Eastern Europe) near lake Plesheevo and came across a clearing. Although the area was swampy and verdant, there was a 5 meter wide "bald ...
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Worm in water identification help

I live in Auckland New Zealand. I have been growing Chia seeds in bowls with just water. I noticed after a couple of weeks, these white / transparent worms appeared in the bowl. It seemed that they ...
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Identify this bug (which looks like a cross between a beetle and a bed bug)

I am located in a large Eastern European city. During this summer, a new kind of bug has started appearing in my house (or more specifically, coming into my house from the garden). It's about 1.5-2 cm ...
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Wasp? Wicked looking bug

Saw this bug this morning in Colorado. Looks like a giant wasp.
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Identify this bug

So we found this bug and it wasn't in our software for a change. Any help identifying it is appreciated. The bug was found in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Three of the pictures are over 2MB, (and 2 of ...
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Orangish-coloured insect living in wood chips

Can anyone Identify this organism? I dug it up in a pile of 5 year old wood chips in Cleveland, Tennessee, United States. It is about 4 inches long.
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Do hornets return to the same nest after winter each year?

I have what I think is a hornet nest on the soffit of my house. The nest has been removed, however, the hornets keep rebuilding. Also, they have started to swarm the sewer vent pipe (not shown in ...
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What can human body consume from chitin through chitinase?

It has been proven that humans can digrst chitin through chitinase. However, what is (are) digestion product(s) consumed by human body? Specifically, can we win amino acids here as compared to ...
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To what extent does achetus domesticus body consist of chitin?

For an adult insect, how much weight percentage of its body goes to chitin and how much to water?
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Human digestion of chitin

According to the source below, humans can digest chitin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17587796 Is there a limit to how much a human can effectively digest this substance?
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Are there edible beetle larvae eating saw dust?

Really sustainable way could be to breed insects on waste, compared to e.g flower/vegerables. But are there such species?
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Exact species name of edible crickets

What is the exact species name of the edible cricket? There ary many sources about edible crickets but I fail to find the Latin name.
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Insect identification - Is this a baby cockroach?

This bug was found in a kitchen in Augusta, Georgia. I've seen it three times in two days (and some more in the past). Two nights ago, It was on my arm. Last night, I saw one on the kitchen floor and ...
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What bee do I have nesting in my front yard

Can someone help identify this bee? Its living in a hole between a boulder and a retaining wall. Our tree that is above it is now bleeding sap so I'm worried about the tree. Pest control wont come ...
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Can Anyone Tell Me , Which Insect or I think Moth Is This

Region : Asia ( India ) , Size is about : 4 cm . Since yesterday this Insect is in the same place . I don't know any other info , I was just curious to know about this Insect.
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Are mosquitoes actually louder than similar flying insects, or have we evolved to hear them?

I've come across many flying insects smaller than the common housefly, but (anecdotally) the only such species that I can hear from an appreciable distance away is the mosquito, with its distinctive ...
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What is this bizarre looking animal we found in the forest? Bug identification

Please can someone identify this? I can't find anything on the Internet like it. 2 cm long. North Bohemian mountains (Czech Republic).
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What is this insect found in a shower?

I hope the picture is clear enough, I've found a worm like insect like the one below a little while ago in my shower, and today I found another one. I've never seen something like this. I would say it ...
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Help me identifiy this moth?

I found this moth in Bengaluru/India. Its body length was nearly 2cm. Brown colored with three yellow rings.
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identify this ant queen

can anyone help me identify this ant queen, if it's an ant queen? I only assume it is because I caught another with wings which looks exactly the same. Thanks in advance..
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Unknown Insect identification

Found this bugger crawling across my laptop. Any help identifying would be appreciated. After a bunch of googling it appears to be close to a lady beetle larva. I am located in north east USA.
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I am trying to identify this little “bug”

I am trying to identify a bug. I find this little guy in Paris, at the rooftop near plants, in the streets without plants. I let one on my t-shirt, and it was trying to unpick it. I took a picture : ...
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What kind of NW USA insect Is this?

What kind of insect is this? I saw it outdoors.
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Identification of Bug/Insect (with picture)

What is this insect? I’ve seen a lot of them indoors. The most distinctive characteristic is that single, orange dot in the middle of the back. The picture was taken in Louisiana, USA.
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Is this a moth? How might these wings unfold?

I'm having trouble understanding how these wings might work. Are they somehow folded or bent by 90 degrees so that part of the wing is vertical and part is horizontal to be more compact? If so, how ...
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Can you tell me what an insect it is?

I live in Verona, Italy. Today I found this black insect and I don't know wtf is this, I'm scared even if he's dead now, my mom claims it's a kind of mint but I don't think so. so please there is ...
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Oak processionary or what else?

We have those caterpillars with some sort of webbing on stinging nettles below some oaks. Photographs I found in Wikipedia look quite hairier with long white hairs but maybe it's the molting level? ...
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What type of bug/insect is this?

I found this bug on the bedsheet and can’t figure out what it is. Can anyone help?
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Help me identify this fly species?

I found this fly in Bengaluru/India. It was larger than usual flies. It was more than 1cm in size, with black color which has blue shades in it. I managed to take just this one pic, then it flew away.
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what's the species identification of that camponotus queen

City: Antalya, Turkey Date: July 27 night Specific location: I found it in the middle of the city
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Help identifying a moth

It looks like it might be an emerald moth but its hard to tell from the discoloration in the wings and it is too high up for me to get a better look. When: July 23rd 2018 Where: Central Illinois
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Is this a bed bug nymph?

hello , I want to know if this is a bed bug nymph or it's just an another insect? I got an issue with bed bugs few days ago in a hotel during a travel to Prague. Once home (in Germany), I washed all ...
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Can someone identify this Lepidoptera larva?

That's from Brazilian Amazon, more specifically a small mountain (300 m high) called "Morro dos Seis Lagos" (six lakes hill), at São Gabriel da Cachoeira municipality, Amazonas state, located at 0.283 ...
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What species is this beetle (trichius family)

I took this picture in Jura region (Northern Switzerland, alt: ~700m) of that beetle (July 2018). It was taking food from a flower of a Morus nigra. It seems to be ...
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What do groundhogs and other subsurface-tunnel dwelling creatures do in heavy rains to avoid harm?

I notice groundhogs and many other tunneling creatures in my yard, the same yard which became pretty flooded during heavy rainfall. I don't see wildlife out during rain storms, but not long after, ...
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What diurnal red & black moth is this?

Seen today on a hot summer day in Stockholm, Sweden. Length around 25 mm.
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Is this a leafhopper? (Italy)

I'm located in Bologna, Italy, in the city center. I found this insect on by bean plants, I think it's feeding on their leaves. What is it? The answer to this question suggests that it is a ...
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Caterpillar resembling a snake

I found a very interesting caterpillar. It's 5 cm long and looks like a snake. I discoved it in a greenhouse on a vine in the Czech Republic. I found two types: a green one and a brown one, both ...
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What is the name of this tiny creature? It looks like a tiny piece of moving cotton?

By chance, I saw this tiny insect on my bag a few days ago in Sydney. Am I the first person who has pinpointed this animal?! If not can you please let me know its name?
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Is this a Tsetse fly?

I found this on my back while looking in the mirror.It took me 10 minutes to kill it.I hit it well at least 5 times before it died.It kept flying to me every time i tried to hit it,trying to go under ...