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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 ...
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Large nocturnal butterfly with red and black hindwings

Location: Central Poland, urban environment. Size: Around 4 centimeters long. Time: Early July. Images:
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Wasp using plant fibers in old carpenter bee hole (Indiana USA)

Location: Indiana, USA Every spring, carpenter bees make a few holes in our exposed porch wood. This year, we observed a woodpecker removing three 1+ cm white grubs from one of the holes after a ...
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Identification: Stinging walking/flying skin cells

Here I was, sitting in the veranda, minding my own business. Kids were playing outside, and I wasn't in charge of watching them. While browsing my stack overflow feed, I felt a pinch in my left arm. ...
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Results of self-administration study about pain in honeybees?

There research on nih.gov about ability of bees feel pain. But I can't understand their conclusion. Could you provide necessary excerpts here from those study so it would be clear what conclusion they'...
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Do mosquitos vary in toxicity?

I already had a question about dealing with mosquitos: Really virulent mosquitos - dealing with them and their bites But this question is about whether they really do vary in virulence and toxicity. ...
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Are these fruit flies really coming back to life after being frozen?

I've found this video on Reddit where they pretend these are frozen fruit flies coming back to life... I didn't find any publication related to this specific experiment. Is this just a fake video?
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Insect identification Colorado

We found this bug in our house today. So far have not been able to identify it after past hour online. Its pincers look way larger than most normal beetles I can find. Can someone help us finger out ...
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Why are these ants moving as a pack?

Recently I took this shot of a 'pack' of ants moving towards some destination, and I was wondering, is this normal? Aren't ant scouts lone wolfs, and when a viable source of food is found near the ant ...
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What is the name of this beautiful insect?

I spotted this magnificient looking insect last night in my house in Singapore. It was around 1.5 inches long and had a silverish golden back with long legs and antennae. ^ Click for full-size, ...
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Why would a horse-fly quickly dip into water?

For several years I have noticed a large horse-fly, flying very quickly down to the surface of my pond (in Sweden), touch the surface, and fly off. Sometimes it dips down a few times, taking some ...
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What color is the hemolymph of the Japanese giant hornet?

This is a random and very specific question that's been nagging me for quite some time. I've tried asking on other websites with no luck, and am hoping that somebody here can either give me an answer ...
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Is this a soldier beetle? Bug identification

I'm curious to find out what kind of bug this is. Reverse Google image search suggested a type of soldier beetle, but I am not convinced. The photo is taken in summer, in England Thanks!
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Does the repellence of an insecticide affect its efficacy (measured in insect mortality)?

I am currently working on assessing the efficacy of a suspected insecticide on a particular species of insect. I happen to be looking into any repellence caused by the substance. I test for both ...
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Insect Identification Request - Is this a Satin Moth or something else?

Date: July 2, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Minneapolis MN Size: Approx. 1" from head to tail I saw this moth at work today. I wasn't sure if ...
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Greek grasshopper?

What is this fearsome insect seen on a Greek Ionian island?
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Identify this mite from Rajasthan (India)

Can anyone tell me the classification of this bug? I found it in Rajasthan after it rained.
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What flying insect is this? Resembles Wasp / Crane Fly / Moth?

What insect is this? Found this in southern Bangalore, India. Looked dangerous, flew really slowly with its body upright and legs spread out and landed on a wall. ...
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Golden Brown Flying beetle identification

Bug (probably a beetle) flew into my house tonight with golden body and black stripes. I live in pacific asia. .
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What kind of beetle is this (found on landing windowsill)?

found this beetle on my landing windowsill, would like to know what it is, very small, this was a zoomed picture on my phone.
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Bee Identification, Rochester NY

bee I found in Rochester NY, any guesses what species?
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Identifying a spider very similar to a brown recluse

I took this pic tonight when I saw what I thought to be a Loxosceles reclusa or brown recluse. But when I looked closer, the typical pattern on the back of its cephalothorax seems to be upside down! I ...
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What is this hopping insect?

What species is this jumping insect? Found in the United Kingdom in summer. About 1 cm body length + 1 cm feelers.
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Please help identify insect found indoor in Malaysia, south east Asia

Found this insect in my home. About half an inch long. Would appreciate it if any of you could help me identify it. Thanks.
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Would butterflies prefer drinking blood over nectar?

Knowing that butterflies will drink carrion blood and nectar, I wonder if they would prefer one over the other? The blood has more nutrients like iron and copper that the nectar would not have. Or do ...
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Identifying flying insect from southern Poland / Upper Silesia area

Yesterday evening, I spotted this quite huge insect at my home in southern Poland (the exact location of the place). Unfortunately, I have only a very low quality pictures available at the moment: ...
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How are ants able to dig with such pointy limbs?

Digging is usually efficient with somewhat broader structures shovels, no one tries to shovel with an ice-pick. Given that ants have very pointy mandibles and thin wispy legs, how are they able to dig ...
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Is there a name for the behavioral phenomena of when animals like ants sacrifice themselves?

Title says everything about the first question. The second question is: does the special case when ants apparently explode, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/04/20/meet-the-...
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Land Shrimp Sighting (Western Europe): What is it?

This approx. 6cm long insect was moving rapidly across the asphalt in a wavy/jumpy motion. It makes me think of a shrimp. It has a kind of widened head like a hammerhead shark. I got two shots with ...
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Whats this bug?

My friend found this bug today and we are trying to find out what it is. Long black (about an inch and a half).
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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Behavior

I have recently done a fair amount of online research about gypsy moth caterpillars and sources I looked at say that older caterpillars feed on the trees primarily during the night and drop down and ...
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Daphnis Nerii not moving

Its been quite a while since my Daphnis Nerii has passed its eating phase, now its just a sort of recluse and is curled up in one corner and sleeps the whole day. It's a bit brownish in colour now. ...
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Help identifying tiny jumping bug

I've found a few of these bugs hanging out on my desk. There aren't many. Maybe 5-10 at any given time. Are they a type of springtail? I couldn't find an image in searching that made me say, "That's ...
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What is this worm-like creature?

It is on my bed sheet. The hairy part the the rear end. The length is about the diameter of a US dime (~18mm).
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Insect identification, Bangalore

Can someone id this insect? Looks like a leafhopper. Found it in my institute in Bangalore.
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When is an ant colony at its loudest?

I want to make a sound recording of an ant colony located in a wood pile in a German forest (I don’t know the exact species). To optimise this, I would like to select a time for this when the ant ...
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Species identification - What is this “bug”

The title says it all. What the heck is it? Edit: I found this on my car, in Kansas city.
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What type of insect is this . Is look like wheat r Rice

What type of insect is this . Is look like wheat r Rice