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What does the hornet do on the ivy blossoms?

We've got blooming ivy growing around a tree. Since several weeks lots of hornets have been whirring in the foliage and I wonder whether they want to feed on insects that are lured by the blossoms or ...
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UK insect identification

15-20mm long. Brown legs, head, casing/wings (no flight witnessed). Black body with protruding back part. Long antennae. Very fast running speed. Seemingly keenly aware of surroundings. Is this some ...
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Is this long black insect with semi-long antennae and a large segmented abdomen caught in the kitchen a larva or an imago? And what is it?

This is in Northrhine Westfalia in Germany/Europe: we have those large longish and comparatively flat bugs (taking my hand below the plastic as reference, it should be about 4cm or 1 5/8in in length) ...
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natural characteristics of insects used as human disease model

In this paper [1], the author found that the autism-related genes are conserved between honey bee and human. Thus, this paper providing a means to further explore sociobiology theory. In my opinion, ...
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Small flying insects gathering around the pot flowers

Recently I spotted relatively small flying insects gathering around the pots inside my flat. There are smaller than fruit flies, probably around 1mm - 2mm long, blackish, and fly somewhat erratically....
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Surface area : Volume Ratio

I just have a quick question. I am currently studying for a test and I am confused as to what my book is saying. On the first page when learning about the gas exchange of insects it states that the ...
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What is this and is it dangerous? [duplicate]

Is this some type of moth, it looks dangerous is it? I have only seen something like this once before. Thank you for any information you can give me.
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Is the “Manhattan Ant” a new species; still only found in Manhattan's Upper West Side?

I've stumbled upon the viewing.nyc article Upper West Side Has Its Own Ant Species Dubbed the "ManhattAnt" which says: Columbia University biologist Rob Dunn has discovered a unique species of ant ...
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Are wasps attracted to UV light emissions?

I remember seeing a documentary where it was shown that bees and wasps are attracted to UV components of a flower colour (please correct me if I am wrong). Does this mean that they could be attracted ...
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Insect identification request. Long anteni. Grasshopper legs

Found in solo cup used to catch drips from toilet valve. East coast of U.S.
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Can Anyone Identify this Tissue?

I am hoping someone can identify the image below My wife felt a bug bite her and found this in her hair now she's worried that it was a tick. the photo is at 40X under microscope. I'm guessing it's ...
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Are these two same insects?

These guys are infesting my place. I searched through this site and came to know that they are cloth moths. All these days I used to see the left one type in the image. Recently I started to get the ...
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Can anyone identify this insect larvae please?

I found thus tiny creature in my shower its about 19mm in length with a see through body and moves much like a caterpillar.
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I found these in my bathroom and WC

Are they somehow dangerous? What are they and how can I get rid of them?
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Identification of Jumping Spider Species

I found this jumping spider (Salticidae family) in Pune/India. Most common species of jumpers in my region is heavy-bodied jumper (Hyllus semicupreus), but this is different species by observing body ...
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What kind of bug is this? I found it on my Cleome plant in Atlanta Georgia

This bug was on my cleome plant in Atlanta Georgia
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Larva attacking frog ? Guide about this

The above picture was taken in western forest of India where a larva attached itself to a frog neck. What is it and how it will effect the frog?
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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 the 18th of September 2018 at an elevation of 1800 meters (6,000 feet) near Mount Helena in Montana, USA.
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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 (USA).
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What kind of species is this (looks like egg of insect) [closed]

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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Is this is a parasitic wasp, which I found in Blackpool Lancashire?

A wasp I photographed on my van window in Blackpool just before it attacked me. Is it true that it’s rare to see them in the UK?
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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 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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Can anyone identify this grey spotted insect — is it a tree bug species?

This insect was found in Pune, India near a Bauhinia variegata (orchid tree). I think it's a bug. What species is it?
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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 species of insect this is?

I live in Verona, Italy. Today I found this black insect and I don't know what species it is. My mom claims it's a kind of mint but I don't think so.
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Larva in cat's water dish

Can anyone help me identify this tiny larva I found in my cat's water dish and tell me how it got there?
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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? ...