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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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What kind of insect is this found in southern Michigan?

Unfortunately, I do not have a photo of the insect I am asking for help identifying; it appeared for a short amount of time and we were rather inclined to get rid of it before it bit us. This bug was ...
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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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What animal is this

I saw this in the backyard, it looks like a worm
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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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What is my pet tortoise' species?

I got this tortoise from my uncle. He said that it wandered into his yard. Found in Khon Kaen, Thailand during the summer.
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What species of fish is this?

I have a horrible memory, and I forgot what species he was soon after I bought him. I've had him for almost six months, and he's just so neat looking that I want to know more about him.
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Can you help me identify this “thing”?

I found these "things" by chance on my wild strawberries which I grow in my organic garden. Basically, some strawberries are completely covered with them. They're transparent, they have dots equally ...
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Help! Dad totally lost with a Biology interested son [closed]

I have bachelors and masters degrees in engineering, more hobbies than I can throw a rock at and I've been an amateur astronomer and telescope builder most of my life. I know almost nothing about ...
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Larvae appearing after many rainy days

After a few days of raining, I found these larvae in a puddle. What animal are they from?
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Can you tell me what kind of spider this is?

I found this in my house on my living room window building a beautiful web.
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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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What is this strange-shaped fruit?

The fruit has form of a cube or icosaheder. It is green but quickly becomes black. The meat of ripe fruit is easily separated from the seed, is sweet and tastes as dried plum. The seed has strange ...
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I don’t know what type of fish this is

I was gifted two fish from unknown source, and there's one with a greyish color and a dark grey stripe along its back and another one of the same type with a very light salmon color and a dark stripe ...
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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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Help identifying spider found in central Indiana US

I noticed this spider outside my garage tonight, and I'm curious if anyone can help identify what type it is. A few details to help: I live in central Indiana, United States. I saw it for the first ...
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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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Trying to identify the species to which this vertebrae belongs

Found vertebrae in the "graveyard of the Atlantic" (on account of the 5,000+ shipwrecks since the 1520's) off Frisco/Hatteras, North Carolina. Tried searching online but not finding any perfect ...
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Can anyone help me identify what type of horns these are?

I picked these up at an estate sale a few years ago and now need to identify them for shipping purposes. They are 29x18x10.5 inches in size. A friend who works in antiques believes the are over 100 ...
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Is this tall, white tree in central Australia a kind of Eucalyptus?

This is near Alice Springs NT, Australia, about -24°S latitude, 550m. Area is arid but it's in a maintained park. I don't know the exact size, but the photo is hand-held from the ground and clearly ...
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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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What is the name of the bug that emerging from a wood chip like cocoon?

We found it on the wall of a home at West Palm Beach Florida. Is this a kind of infestation or a sick tree near the house fall on the wall?
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What flower is this grown in Southern China

It is grown in Tropical Southern China. It is not wild.
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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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What kind of bug is this one?

We are trying to figure out what kind of love this is? It appears to have larvae on its back it is not dust and debris.
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Can anyone identify this spider? Found in Italy

My cousin found this spider at his place. He lives near Milan, Italy, in a small town. It's a humid region, around there the are a lot of fields but it is a 15 km from the city. It's still hot in ...
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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 sun bird

Please tell me name of this sunbird picture taken by me in 2016 in India
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Can you identify the bird in this photo?

I spotted this bird in Bangalore, atop a building on a September morning.
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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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What kind of snake is this

Found this outside on patio in northern Virginia, Ashburn area, September 2018. It's about 12 inches. Is it a water snake or rattlesnake?
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What is this? Found crawling across ground under oak tree. Six arms waving, I broke off 1 trying to pick it up. Less than 1 inch long

Crawled like snail. No slime trail. Less than one inch. Six arms, I broke one off.
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Please identify this larva

The larva looks a little darker in real life. It was found in Norfolk on a patio. There were several.
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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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DC Area Spider Identification [duplicate]

I encountered this spider in the DC area. I only have a picture of it from below and it has what seem to be fairly distinct markings, but most pictures online are from above so I'm having trouble ...
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Identifying a shrub with unusual “many shoots” growth behavior

While recently hiking in the southern mountains of New Hampshire, we came across a plant, and some of them were exhibiting what we interpreted to be a disease, or least unusual growth. On some of the ...
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Help me identify these larvae

I found these larvae in Atlantic County, NJ, USA.
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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.
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What is this larvae?

Saw these tiny silk cocoons on the wall inside my house next to some dead plants and I'm wondering what they are. Size of them is about 1/10th of a finger nail
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What is this fungus

I found this fungus on what I believe to be a birch tree. Please, does anybody know what this is? Can someone identify it? picture again
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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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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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What is the name of this brown fly?

They started mating each other and there are lots of them in our hous. I saw them attached together from their bottom. They have 6 legs and 2 antennae. They have brown wings. i live in iran, tehran. ...
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What kind of mushroom is this, and is it edible?

I found these growing on the side of some trees (mostly birch) in my local forest in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was wondering if you could help me with identifying them. I think they smell of aniseed ...
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Snake with orange spots found in South Florida

I found this snake near my doorstep. What species is it?
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What is this fruit?

There is a hairy hard shell (looking like a small kiwi), which naturally breaks, and under it there is brain-shaped red sweet flesh, half-covering the smooth black seed. Picture taken in the ...