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Questions tagged [species-identification]

Questions looking to find the name of a specific organism. Please include as much information as possible on location/habitat, size/characteristics and behavior. Ideally, you should provide images.

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Identification of that red and black bug

Found in France countryside, few hours ago, on a bushlike plant in direct sun light. There is dozens of individuals, by groups of 5-ish, everywhere on the plant, along aphids, maybe sucking the plant'...
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What strain of Arthrospira (Spirulina) is this?

Can anyone help me to identify this strain of Arthrospira (Spirulina)
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Identify My Spider

I live in Littleton Colorado and caught this spider because I haven't seen it before. Any idea what it is?
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Can someone please tell me what lizards are these?

My cat keeps catching these lizards from a local park and insisted on me to keep them, so I did. But I do wonder what species/category do they fall into. I live in West Java, Indonesia, precisely in ...
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Help me ID snake

Could someone please tell me if this is a cotton mouth? Found 2 on my back porch, one got away.
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What kind of ribes is this?

I have a plant in my USDA zone 5 garden that appears to be in the ribes genus. Details: The location is east of Toronto (Ontario, Canada). The plant is currently flowering (today is May 18th, 2019)....
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What species is this little white bird?

This bird was found in my backyard in the north east of Italy. It's about 5cm long and can fly as high as 1.5m (so far).
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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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What species of thermophilic prokaryote is present in hot compost that creates white mould like threads?

A method known as the "hot composting" method aims to create the right ratio of carbon rich and nitrogen rich materials in the pile in order to encourage thermophilic organisms to thrive in order to ...
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Can you identify this bug? [closed]

Black lint type](https://i.stack.imgur.com/XXfZG.jpg) Has anyone heard of or seen bugs that look like lint or leave spun lint? I haven't seen anything moving and it could be lint, but I'm suddenly ...
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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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What type of moth is this?

What type of moth is this that was on my wall in Spain
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What is this snake?

What kind of snake is this? It was sighted in Singapore (South-Eastern-Asia) and was ca. 40cm (~ 16 inches) long.
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Can you identify this bug

This was found in my home in Mojave county Arizona. It was about 1/8 inch long. I have a cat. Hoping not a flea.
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Can any one ID my tortoise?

I have got a pet tortoise and I was wondering if any one could identify it. I think it's a male around 2 years old. I'm not quite sure, it is quite small, very shy and goes very fast. He likes ...
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What is this tree growing in my town?

Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is? I took this picture today. It's in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Mushroom Identification: White mushroom growing on tree (South America)

Near the place I live in I noticed a little white mushroom growing on a tree trunk (a dead palm tree). I was curious to identify it, but from the little I learned so far white mushrooms are the worst ...
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What brazilian snake is this?

(1) Is it possible to identify the snake in the picture below? If (1) cannot be answered: (2) In view of the pattern of colors, is it possible the snake in the picture below be non-venomous? If so, ...
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What species of frog is this?

I was walking around outside my house when I found this little guy clinging to the outer wall of my house. The house in question is located in Indiana, United States. What is interesting to note is ...
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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 identify this mold? (Aspergillus?)

I took some macro pictures (see below) of some black mold growing on wet straw. I noticed this creature that I think to be Aspergillus niger, but looks bigger than the one depicted in many pictures (...
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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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Does anyone know what this purple plant is? (picture taken in Turkey)

Is anyone familiar with this plant species, picture taken in the Dalaman region of Turkey. It has large purple leaves.
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Which plant's part is this?

I found this plant in Rajasthan, India. This sample is 4-5 cm long. This is an ornamental plant. It was a potted plant. I put my fingertip in the photo to give an idea of size of the specimen. I can't ...
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What is the scientific name of this plant that is possibly called ogre ears?

I already did a reverse image search and came up with "ogre ears" as a name for this plant. However, this name is associated with other plants: Crassula argentea and Crassula ovata. What is the ...
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Mysterious spherical mass of feathers (Reddit)

Original posting from Reddit I am posting this here in the hopes that an ornithologist might be able to shed some light on this unusual finding. Locality is Boise, Idaho. This appears to be a ...
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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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Plant identification and toxicity

What type of plant this is and is it poisonous (and, if so, in what quantities)? The pictures were taken at Gullane Bay, Scotland. The plant is widely present in that region.
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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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Is this headlice or bed bug [closed]

This is very small. About the size of a grain of rice. I Felt it crawling in my hair. When I brushed my hair off this fell out in the sink. I was wondering if it's lice. I'm in Mojave county Az
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what is this bug ? i found it on bed 2 times

What is this 1mm long bug I found on my bed in Egypt? Here is its back photo
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What kind of spider is this? hoping its not poisonious

Found outdoors, after it was killed we found little tiny baby spiders on our ceilings throughout our house. really wanting to know if this spider is venomous or not as we have a baby of our own in the ...
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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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Tiny huntsman found in Czechia?

I found this spider today and I'm curious to know what it was. Discovered today at 14:27 CEST, about 200 meters from Hamr pond, Prague, Czech Republic. It may have been carried all the way from the ...
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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 species is this lizard?

A small green lizard (20 cm in size). It was found in the direct neighboorhood of a house, in a small village in the Hungarian hills south of the Balaton lake. It was found in the middle of the day. ...
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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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What kind of house plant is this?

This is a house plant I have that I love but I don’t know what it’s called. I’d love to research it and even buy more but it’s name is a mystery. Picture taken in Ontario, Canada.
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Can anybody identify this kind of plant?

Location: Low Tatras, Slovakia, elevation: 1800 m. Can anybody identify this plant from Slovakia mountains?
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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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Identify This Plant (Flower)

I just bought this plant from flower shop, after it flowered it was very beautiful red flower, can anyone tell me what is this flower?
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Can someone help me identify this Brazilian spider?

Does anyone know anything about the identification of this spider? Sorry, but it's the only image I have. It was shot at 2004, January 25th (summer), at 11:27 AM, in Cerrado biome at Minas Gerais ...
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Which animal is this? (Bone)

Which animal is this? It was found in Denmark in a few centimeters depth. The length is approximately 12 centimeters.
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What kind of spider is this? Bolivia

Can anyone help me identify this spider found in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is quite small. This photo shows it on a normal mortar layer between brick.
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What the name of this fish?

Well saw this on a fish group on facebook. Noone can give a decent answer so I came to you guys hoping you can help us? The one who posted lives in the Philippines and he said he caught it in the ...
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How can I learn biology by myself? [duplicate]

I am only 15 years old,and my primary school education hasn't been that good,also I forgot a lot of things. I would like to start again,and I am asking for your advice. What are some of the good ...
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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 ...