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Questions tagged [entomology]

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

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Why does centipede keep running into my hair and bite me? [on hold]

After I moved into a new house in the suburban area, I was bitten by an unknown creature near my spine at mid-night. I felt painful and dizzy. However, after 15 mins, I no longer felt dizzy and the ...
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What kind of larvae or worm is this? (Long Beach, California)

I wanted to know what kind of Larvae or worm is this. I spotted it when I was at the park near my campus.
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What is this black insect?

I found it in my computer but I don't know what it is
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Help identifying this cocoon..?

Picture taken May 15th in Central Mexico, the cocoon is attached to a Rose bush leaf and is about 2cm long.
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What insect is this? Found in Russia

Found in Russia in the kitchen. Its about 15 mm long.
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Black caterpillar

What kind of caterpillar is this please?
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what kind of insect is this

It has what appears to be antennas in both front and back and legs front and back orange coloured dots ob front and rear of a blackish brown body
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Why are bees attracted to Stag Hides in Lime bath

A friend has some stag hides in lime-water solution. He noticed the stag hides were covered in bees of several different species. He also noticed that the nearby sheep hides in a similar bath have no ...
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Can someone identify this creature?

I discovered a few of these while cleaning an outdoor fish pond north of Sacramemto California. What is this?
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Can someone help me identify this larva?

I found this creature in my toilet bowl and very curious as to what it is. The main reason is I want to make sure this wasn't a parasite living in me. Everything I've researched tells me this is some ...
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Can you increse the micriobiota in an insect?

I know you can supress the microbiota of an insect with antibiotics, but i´m am looking for a way to increase it. For example can I feed an insect with something that helps boost the bacteria like ...
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What is this insect or lake dweller?

Found on my deck. We live next to a lake. Don’t know if a bird dropped it? Not sure whether to save it? Has scalloped front legs and a point from the end of what I think are wings. Antennae, ...
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How do apiarists cultivate homeycomb without nicotine or a smoker?

I don't see a better stack site for this so I'll just post it here. I remember an apiarist I met saying they cultivated honeycomb without a smoker or anything like that, but I never asked them how. ...
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Can you help me identifying an insect I saw?

I'm a student of biology and yesterday we went to the fields to collect some plants for our herbariums. Suddenly one student of our group said that he saw a very strange bug that he thought that was ...
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ID bug found in Mojave county, USA

What is this? I found it under a bed sheet. I live In Mojave county, AZ, USA, in the middle of the desert. It was probably 1/8 inch long. And narrow.
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What species is this grey insect with red antennae and mouthparts? [duplicate]

I’m very curious to know whether this is a type of ant or not, I only see 6 legs. Found in Tampa, Florida near Tarpon Springs.
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Is this an asian hornet

My mother found a hornet at home (in northern France) that is probably building a nest. Is that an asian hornet? If yes, how can I exterminate them?
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What kind of insect eggs are these (found in Malaysia)?

What kind of eggs are these? Found outside on a window, when I removed them via scraping, whitish oozy fluid came out. I've seen this before but they've been appearing more frequently, always appear ...
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What type of Caterpillar is this?

What type of Caterpillar is this? My hand brushed against this last night and it burned and itched immediately. Today it's starting to blister, is red, and itches all around the bumps. I was ...
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Tiny bug in Amman-Jordan

I saw this bug many times in my room this spring. Can any one help identifying it?!
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Identify This Glowing Insect

When I was walking in my garden at night I saw this small glowing insect, can you identify what is this insect? Location: Middle-East Palestine Size: Length about 1 CM This image in the dark (see ...
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Dragonish caterpillar from North Vietnam

I encountered this caterpillar in North Vietnam (Hanoi) and could not find any reliable web site for this kind of search. I am not an entomologist, so I don't even know how to describe it, except that ...
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Tiny dark-colored bug ID in Amman-Jordan

I live in Amman-Jordan and I keep finding this bug species on my walls. I saw four till now on the walls of another room. A little bit bigger than the first one. Click on all photos to open full-...
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Tiny light-colored bug ID in Amman-Jordan [duplicate]

Can you please help me identify this bug I keep finding inside my home in Amman-Jordan. Mostly on the wall and once on the bed sheet. Too small to be noticed and too light colored. I used my flash ...
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What is this white, winged insect?

I saw this insect crawling on a wall in the UK (Birmingham) today (March 28th). It's about 5mm long. I assumed it was a white fly, but having looked at other images of white files on google, I don't ...
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Do flies avoid infrared light?

If flies avoid IR light, many places can be kept free from flies using IR light. We see insect repellers in many restaurants, but they don't seem to work well. Can IR be a safe & effective ...
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What is this bug

This insect flew into my house in Singapore while it was raining. Size is around 1.5 inches. What is this?
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What type of insect or bee is this?

First time with Mason Bees here in Tacoma WA. We had three come out of their cocoons today. One female is working in a tube. But we had one insect who flew up to near the bee house, shook off their ...
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What determines the duration of larval stage?

Why do insects have very long pre reproductive periods and very short reproductive periods? Is there a common characteristic that can indicate the duration of these stages or offer an explanation for ...
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Red and yellow insect found in kitchen in Conrad, Montana (USA)

Beetle found in our kitchen in Conrad, Montana (USA) on 3/13/19:
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What species is this fly?

I am looking for an ID of this fly at genus or preferably species level. Location: The Netherlands. Size: approx. 7-8mm Habitat: indoors, attic. Timing: usually appears late winter, early spring
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What species is this cocoon?

I found this cocoon outside my house and I want to know what insect might be inside it and it’s species. Please help! I found it a day ago when it was a worm, now its a cocoon, it’s like outside the ...
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What is the name of this moth and why does it have an extra wing?

Moth of length 15mm. Seen in Kerala, India on March 2019. Third Unusual wing part visible. Without mobile flash the colour of moth visible is completely black.
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Can anyone identify this creature that looks like a stick?

This thing was on me. I thought was a stick until it moved. It had a black worm like thing come out one end and stood up and thats how it moved. It would stick to fabric also. In Louisiana
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Which moth is this?

City name - Mohali (Chandigarh) Season - winter(after rain of western disturbance) Location - IISER Mohali hostel near tube light of mess Time - 21:49, 22 February 2019 Size - 1.5cm 2:
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Insect ID, Ecuador

Picture was taken in the Ecuadorian Amazon in January 2019, during the day, elevation about 300 meters. The size was not recorded but might be no bigger than a housefly judging from the photo. It ...
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Any Ideas what this insect might be?

A year ago my family and I were in Tanzania on vacation. Upon returning to our home in Alaska my wife found a small stowaway in her luggage. Feeling sorry for the poor creature we put it in a ...
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Is this bedbug or book louse? [duplicate]

Hello everyone. I have been seeing tiny critters like this one in bed and I started to worryif they are bed bugs. Although they seem different in appearance as well as the fact that they don't seem to ...
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Is this a type of fruit fly?

I live in Taipei, and these flying insects are about 2-4 millimeters long (body length). They are very active when it's over roughly 24C indoors, and will fly, land and run around randomly on ...
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Can you identify this insect?

I found this insect in my own courtyard in the city of Pamplona, Navarre, Spain; during mid-February. My courtyard is never directly exposed to sunlight and is always cold, poorly lit and humid. It ...
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Flying insects on olive tree

They may be responsible for why the leaves are drying out. Location is in West Europe. Their size may be 0.5 cm to 1 cm
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What is this insect in winter?

I came across a bunch of these tiny ball-pen-sized insects that (to me) look like they belong to the beetle family. They are all dead but I do remember seeing it once flying in my apartment. They are ...
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Range map atlas for insects?

I often use BONAP's North American Plant Atlas, for researching plant taxa ranges. BONAP maintains relatively complete phytogeographic and related botanical databases for all free-living vascular ...
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Insect/cocoon ID?

Can anyone ID this? We’re in the Rocky Mountains, Western US. We found it stuck to the wall of our garage, a few feet up, hidden behind a snow sled. It seems to be covered, or surrounded, in what ...
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Can a bumblebee hive be positioned high above the ground?

We'd like to set up a hive for bumblebees and I wonder if it can be positioned high above the ground, for example on a balcony. As bumblebees usually nest in holes in the ground, I'm somewhat ...
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What are these insects

I am conducting research and these insects were found on my biological sample (sections of pig's femora placed in an artificial water setting). My location: Mississauga, ON What species of insects ...
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Strange Black-Brown Insect Identification

Interesting Insect from Singapore. Around 0.5cm. Has 2 tiny pinchers at its tail. Insect is black for most part. Please zoom in on scotch tape:
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What insect would make a hole and lay eggs in it

Does anyone here have an idea what insect would make a 1-2mm hole in a grape vine cane, and lay small white/clear eggs? Holes in cane:
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Egypt bug needs identification please

Is it possible to identify this bug,,? Found in South Sinai .in Egypt . Only seen crawling but maybe it can fly ? Black with 6 legs. 2 long black "strings " coming from back end Thank you
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Current and Voltage to kill a cockroach

I am trying to build an electric device for killing cockroach infestation. What's the required current and voltage to kill a cockroach?