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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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Identifying this winged ant with big hind legs

I found this walking across my floor not too long ago. I am not sure if it is actually an ant, I just chose the best words I could find for the title. It has wings, but does not seem to ever fly. It ...
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Can the word “Strain” be used to describe plants or is it used only for microorganisms?

I am trying to determine if I can use the word strain correctly as it is presented in the dictionary as "a variety of plant developed by breeding" or should strain be used only to refer to subtypes of ...
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What is this animal looking like an Axolotl?

My friend caught a strange looking animal and he's saying it is an axolotl. I keep telling him it's almost impossible, since they are almost extinct in their natural environment and he caught it in St-...
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What are these near microscopic white bugs from my comb?

I saw a whole bunch of white bugs crawling on my comb in the medicine cabinet, they didn't photograph well but I did manage to get a bunch of them in mineral oil and eventually take some micrographs. ...
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What type of bug is this

Found in apartment block in the two ground floor flats in Letchworth UK
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Identify this South African spider

A family member saw this spider in her garden in the Cape Town area of South Africa. It's very attractive and I wondered what species it was? Approx size is that it would fit roughly on a 3cm ...
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Identify an animal (Japan, urban area)

I met this animal yesterday while walking along a small river in Yokohama, Japan. It came out of the bushes some 5 meters away from me, but while I was launching the camera app on my smartphone, it ...
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Is this a bed bug

I'm moving into a new house. We have pretty much thrown out all of the bed furniture's and have not seen any bugs in the sheets or anything like that. But, while preparing for painting, I saw this ...
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Help me identify this animal from Bangladesh

I have come across this animal in a facebook group. After one group member identified it as Asian palm civet, I looked at some google images, I am not convinced. Judging from google images, this ...
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what is this insect? just curious

Thank you for replying my question..and sorry for my broken english (https://i.stack.imgur.com/5GXs5.jpg)
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Differentiating Antaresia (Children's Complex) Pythons using something other than color pattern

I have a standard wild-type Children's python (Antaresia childreni) that I'm planning on breeding in the next few years and was just sold a male "Children's python" that I think might actually be a ...
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What insect is this case from?

I found this insect case in my garden in the south of Melbourne (Australia), under some dried leaves from a tree that I'd cut down. It is 8 cm long, which is pretty big for an insect! The photo is of ...
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Are they bed bugs?

I found these two bugs. I know that my pictures are not fully clear, but could they be bed bugs? One was found on the wall between my bedroom door and the other one trap in a Cochrane trap beside my ...
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Worm identification request

Please identify this worm. It looks like a centipede, but body is fluffy. When touched or disturbed, it coils into a ball. Visible mostly during summers.
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What is this fruit found in a market in Uyuni, Bolivia at the end of December 2019? (orange skin, 4cm, white flesh)

What is this fruit found in a market in Uyuni, Bolivia at the end of December 2019? Fruit diameter: ~4 cm. Seed: large, spherical, black. Flesh: white. Taste: sweet but not as sweet as a lychee.
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Spiders hanging from the sky?

This happened in a field in the south of Siberia, almost on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan. It was summer. The field was clean, without trees, without buildings, just plain terrain. There ...
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ID request ~2mm insect monstrosity

This tiny monstrosity (~2mm in length) was inside of some kind of "flat tent cocoon" on a pepper plant leaf in Washington state, USA. Not sure what's going on here. Is it malformed or infected?
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What's the name of this bird species?

What's the name of this bird's species, please?
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Is this some kind of parasite crawling about in my yard?

I've been living in Jamaica 25 years now and never seen something like this until recently they started popping up around my house at nights by the dozens. They appear to be blackish purple or maybe ...
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What insect is this? Found this at home, India

Found this insect in Kolkata India. Has a sting at its rear end. The wings are shiny.
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What subspecies of Iberian Ibex and what subspecies Golden Eagle are in this video?

In the nature documentary El Hombre y la Tierra, there is a scene featuring golden eagles and apparently some kind of Iberian ibex. The scene should be in some part of Iberia. This is the video which ...
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What is this insect? 6 legs and black spots

What is this bug? Details: - Georgia, (Southern) USA - Maybe 1-4cm in size - Seen near an open area/crack between an outer door-frame and door where it could have come from outside, or going from ...
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What is this fruit (round, 3 cm diameter, yellow outside, 1 black seed, found on Easter Island)?

What is this fruit (round, 3 cm diameter, yellow outside, 1 black seed, found on Easter Island)? Some fruits may have more than one seed:
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Can anyone (urgently) tell me if this is a bed bug

We just arrived in a place where a lot of people were living before. This is what we found on the mattress and we are curious to see if this is a bedbug, or some harmless species; To know if we go ...
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Could anyone please identify this Indian bug?

Photographed by a friend recently in central India. next to Panna Tiger Reserve.
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Non-Salticidae with °oo° Eye Arrangements

Since childhood, I've always thought of the °oo° pattern of four frontmost eyes as iconic for spiders (note: the pattern does not account for any additional eyes or lack thereof further to the sides ...
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What are the white eggs growing from a black stem on the Napa cabbage plant?

Are they fungal or eggs? Can't find anything like this in the internet
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Help id mushroom found in West Midlands, Egland

I found this mushroom yesterday. It looks like an oyster but it grows in some poorly kept lawn. I am sure there was no tree there in the past. This spot was landscaped a couple of years ago after ...
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Adult Bugs in Low Humidity House Heated With Wood?

I have a home heated with wood. The humidity is currently around 30% but I'm guessing these bugs have reproduced when the humidity was higher. They really have a hard time when I see them in the ...
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Exactly what kind of spider is this in Louisville, KY? [duplicate]

I took this photo many years ago, but I guess the year doesn't really matter. It was here in Louisville KY, on the outside of a window, on a web it built. It was a couple hours after sunset in the ...
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Help identifying a mushroom found in Raymond, WA, USA

Hello dear mycology wizards! Could you help me figure out what's the name of this species. I found the mushrooms in a forest near to Raymond, WA. The area was quite wet and mossy, but not a swamp. ...
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What specimen of caterpillar is this?

Early this morning, I found this beautiful caterpillar specimen crawling over a leaf: This specimen was found today morning (spring season) in Brazil at Porto Alegre City 30°01′59″S 51°13′48″W. With ...
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What kind of leafy house plant is this?

I was given the plant as a gift. Started out small and has grown to almost 6 1/2 feet tall and has sprouted off spring. Original Offspring: Google reverse image search resulted in "Houseplant". ...
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Have there been multiple aboriginal species of dogs?

In "Variation under Domestication", Darwin writes that: I may here state, that, looking to the domestic dogs of the whole world, I have, after a laborious collection of all known facts, come to the ...
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Curious on the species of a large Orange Spider? [duplicate]

Heres the images of her: She just laid a large yellow fuzzy sack of babies recently (Were pretty sure were just going to deposit her and her eggs in a grove in the forest soon) We have lots of brown ...
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Scorpion in Ohrid, Macedonia, 5cm long

Hi, can u please help to identify what kind of scorpion is this? A friend of mine found it at home, in urban area in Ohrid, Macedonia. It is aroun 5 cm long. Thank you.
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Can a ladybug be determined just by its number of points?

I saw a ladybug on my balcony one day and I just counted the dots. There was 18 black dots on a red/orange elytra. The location is in Europe (Geneva, Switzerland) and usually we have quite ...
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Mushroom Identification: Small conical light-brown mushroom

I found a small single mushroom growing on grass and I decided to try to identify it. Characteristics: Region: Brazil southeast coast, state of São Paulo, predominantly Atlantic forest Gilled ...
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Identification of an alpine blueberry type

I'm trying to figure out what kind of berry this is. It can be found all over the Swiss, French, and Italian alps, generally right where ordinary blueberries are (the ones one would eat). However, ...
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Which bird is this?

Found this today in my neighborhood, my mom says it's a baby vulture and she has seen many during her childhood (in 1970's) while she lived in a small town around 200kms away from our city. However I ...
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Mushroom Identification (USA)

I would like some help identifying this mushroom I found in my yard. Location: Southeast Georgia Near Pine trees after heavy rainfall Color: Light brown to Dark Red, biggest is about 4 inches in ...
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Resources to identify wild mushrooms and assess risk if eaten

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate with pine trees and eucalypti. I found two types of mushrooms in two separate spots in the woods and would really like ...
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What is this white fluff growing in my basement?

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate. After a period of unusual humidity at 84%, I noted this white fluff in the basement floor: The first picture is ...
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What type of ants are these?

I live in NYC and these fellas started popping out near my computer screen and desk. They don't seem interested in food as my sister usually leaves candy wrappers around. They however are stinky, I ...
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What is this insect? (Location: Hong Kong; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, 2 mm thick; color: black with some brown at center on the top)

What is this insect? (Location: Hong Kong; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, 2 mm thick; color: black with some brown at center on the top) The insect in the picture was slightly damaged after an ...
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What organism is this?

This is something I found growing under my kitchen’s sink. It looks like a growing potato and it’s really hard (tried to pull it down using a hard cardboard but in vain). I think a knife may work but ...
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Bug identification: how to identify this bug?

I found this cast/shed skin from molting in my house: The house is in the countryside by the beach in Portugal with a temperate and humid climate and mostly pine trees and eucalyptus. Humidity is 84% ...
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Help me identify these creatures found in sink

The conical flask was kept in a sink for about 3 or 4 week, was waterfilled, and I have no idea if they grown after the flask was waterfilled or before the flask was waterfilled. We do not work with ...
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Help to identify larva found in sink?

I need some help in identifying this critter. It was found in southeast Georgia in a home I am renovating. There were several around the sink and toilet bowl. Approximately 5 millimeters long. ...
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Identification of larva on cat fur

I found this larva (assuming it is a larva) when my cat jumped off my bed, I'm assuming she just picked it up outside. However, I'm not quite sure what it is or if it should be a concern she had it on ...