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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What kind of hot pink eggs are these?

I saw a dozen or more clusters of what I think are insect eggs attached to a few vertical sticks protruding from a small pond, and a few more to stalks of grass nearby. Location is in Hsinchu, Taiwan, ...
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Identification of possible bed bug?

I'm going crazy. I couldn't sleep tonight and suddenly I felt this thing walking on my leg. I've had bed bugs before but thought they were gone(had fumigation)... I am not sure if this one is a bed ...
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What are these flowers on Kerguelen?

What are these plants, which resemble short pink sunflowers, in this photograph from Kerguelen island?
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Spider identification (Caribbean)

I live in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico) and found this spider in my garage. Is it venomous? It measures about 8 inches as a whole.
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Unable to identify bug/insect in house

I am not able to identify this bug/insect. I stay in Dubai and have been noticing this bug/insect in my apartment since a week now. It is so tiny that it's difficult to notice. The image below has ...
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Help me identify Grasshopper

I found this Grasshopper in Goa/India. It was about 2cm long. I suspect it is from Cataloipus genus or Gomphocerinae subfamily. Am i correct or it also seems to be juvenile from some other species?
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Identify this giant green moth(?) with great taste?

One evening in late February I sat down to eat dinner after a day of hiking in hills around New Taipei City and discovered that someone else shared my taste in clothes. A very large green moth-like ...
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Species Identification : Worm like insect but broad at back [duplicate]

Can anyone help me identify this insect Location: Southern India Size: About 2cm It looks like a worm but has a broad back, it seems like (not very sure) it tucks it's thin head inside the broad ...
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Unidentified Spider

Apologies for the rubbish quality of the image, but I found this spider while in the shower. I’m not exactly sure what species it is and wonder if someone can help me out. I live in southeast ...
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What is this animal and what is it doing?

So, I found this fella while I was walking on the golf course by my house. Initially, I wasn’t sure it was an animal at all. I’m sorry the picture isn’t better, but I didn’t want get close without ...
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Are these spinach leaves?

I often buy baby spinach from the store, and sometimes, in a few bags of spinach I also find these leaves: They have a different shape than the spinach leaves, they are a lighter green, and they ...
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Bug On my tomato plant [closed]

What kind of bug is this on my tomato plant? It does have wings.
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What to do with this Araucaria sprout

I live in Santiago, Chile, and I see this Araucaria frequently: For what I have read, it seems to be a female A. angustifolia individual (leaves are 2-3 cm long and a few mm wide, with a very sharp ...
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Identify this tree?

I found this tree in Crete, Greece close to the sea, planted next to a building. Since I haven't seen this tree anywhere else in the island, I suppose it was planted by someone. Here are some pictures ...
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What are these tiny insects? [duplicate]

I live in Italy (Emilia Romagna), and my house, seasonally in spring, is full of these guys, someone knows their name and if they could represent a problem? They are very tiny slightly less than 0,5 ...
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What type of insect is this found near Mountain View California? [closed]

This was taken in a hotel room in the Mountain View area of California. Size wise, it was pretty small, perhaps somewhere around an inch from left to right (not including antennae). My first instinct ...
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Insect Identification (badly damaged corpse)

The photo is of the insect in question in a strainer. The body of the insect is just over half an inch long. I see a separated wing cover and leg in the photo as well. My location is New Hampshire, ...
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What is this sea shell?

Found in Belgrade, possibly carried back from the Mediterranean or Aegean coast.
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Is there a conformal transformation that maps the skull of Panthera tigris to the one of Panthera leo?

While visiting the Museum of Natural History in Rouen a few months ago, I was stunned by the similarity between the skulls of Panthera tigris and Panthera Leo: the overall shapes were very similar and ...
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What is this spider found in day time?

. South India Arm to arm about 3 inch in length. Day time. was hiding inside a cardboard storage box.
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Can anyone identify what is the name of this plant?

I found this plant on the side of the street in Melbourne, Australia. Looked like someone just removed it and threw it from their garden. So I took it home and planted it. The plant had damaged ...
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Can anyone identify this mite? [duplicate]

I live in a flat in the UK and have caught such mites a few times on my skin. I think they are responsible for my bites. On one occasion one mite had one dark spot in the middle instead of two. Does ...
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Species identification: what kind of fungus is this?

Found in a cave Location: Israel The white tentacles appear to be sticky. When they touch something, they stick to it and detach from the main body
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Species Identification : What insect is this?

I noticed this insect in the end of last December on the window of my room in Pune, India. There are at least 15 such insects on this window and 12 on another. None of these have moved even a ...
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What Kind of Bug is This

I found this bug in southern Florida in February. It was approximately 1cm long or less, fully extended. What type of bug is this?
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help identifying marine item found on beach

Need help identifying this hard waxy egg like item found on beach in Destin, FL (USA). It feels waxy and semi hard. Also smells like squid or real fishy. it is also semi transparent with dark tan ...
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What kind of mushroom is this? Found in SF

We found this on a trail in San Francisco. Could someone please tell me what kind of mushroom this is?
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Small Black Fly Identification

Could anyone help to identify the following small black fly please? Here is some relevant information which may help: Location: London, UK Length: ~5mm They are slow to react and drift lazily & ...
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Are those stains bedbug excrements? [closed]

I am about to move to a new flat. And I have found those stains on the mattress. Are they bedbug excrements / how can I know what this is (if the photo does not provide enough information)?
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What animal is this?

I have seen this bug/worm twice on my dog's leg after taking him for a walk this week. I think that this is a leech, but my mom disagrees because she says leeches are not found where we live but are ...
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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 occurring naturally or developed by breeding" or should strain be used only ...
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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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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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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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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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