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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Which Hawaii bird makes this call at night?

I'm on Big Island right now and keep hearing this bird starting at 6-7PM every night: https://voca.ro/18XEepbDmpCy. Which bird could it be?
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Can someone identify this tree in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico?

I just noticed this tree in Playa del Carmen in Yucatan. It was swarming with bats, the bat seem to be eating either the fruit or the flowers of the tree. Any idea what it is?
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Tree identification in the Caribbean

I live in Puerto Rico and I'm trying to identify this tree and if possible how to kill it since it is infested with termites. https://imgur.com/gallery/Xbmq0g8 Tree Closer view of flowers and leaves. ...
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Can you recognize this larvae that came from a human nose? (probable nasal myiasis?

Those larvae came at least four different times from the nose (inside - from the mucosal) of a 60 year old man from a tropical area in South America. He lives and works in a city with a tropical ...
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Bug identification request

Can anyone please offer a suggestion of what the insect below is? It is about 3mm in length, and I saw it on my kitchen counter. I live in an apartment, 9th floor of a highrise. It is January 5 (...
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What is this dark brown organism growing on a door frame?

A few brown spots appeared on a door frame and within 1 week it has grown to this size (~15cm). I have no idea what it is. How do I remove it completely? I worry that if I just wipe it off, it will ...
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What type of insect is it?

I've found this insect in my apartment and I don't know it could be bed bug or not. Could it be hazardous and what are the ways for getting rid of it?
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Can anyone ID this microorganism?

I found this microorganism in a wet moss sample taken from my backyard in Richmond, Virginia (USA). I took some pictures of it at 40x, 100x, and 250x. I'm not entirely sure what it is, but I think it'...
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What species of duck is this?

What species of duck is this? See below photo. Head colour is green like a mallard, but that's pretty much the only similarity. Spotted in Leicestershire, UK.
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What is this worm like animal found on a well water filter?

This was found in the water filter on a private water well that feeds a house in southeast Colorado, USA. The well has hard water, and is shallow (25’). There are several of these creatures all over ...
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Does anybody know what kind of tree is this?

I saw this tree yesterday and I liked it. It is around 1.5 m. I did some search on internet and thought it might be Holly, but I'm not an expert on trees. So I wanted to ask you, does anyone know what ...
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Which animal species is this?

I have been seeing this animal for the past year and I am wondering: "Which species is this?" It has hair and is orange. It has the black spot at the end, but this seems to be the last part ...
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What type of bug is this?

Found two larva/eggs in a suitcase. The egg/larva were around same size or maybe little bigger than a grain of rice. When I put them on counter top to better examine, one hatched and a SINGLE insect ...
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Bug identification: Striped grub/worm, 5mm long, indoor highrise 9th floor, Ottawa, Canada

I've seen two worms like the one below tonight, but none before. A neighbour with a dog moved in next door 2 days ago, and it is close to our wall that I've seen them. However, she hasn't seen the ...
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Beautiful blue enigmatic insect (mantid?) in Kenya

This beautiful insect was found in Kenya today - and we don’t know what it is. We think it may be a mantid of some sort?! Nairobi kenya, croton trees, cape chestnuts, bougainvilliea, there is quite a ...
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WC small organisms ID?

I have reached the end of my Winogradsky Column experiment, but out of interest I have kept them for a little longer. I have noticed small bug- and worm-like organisms appearing in some of my columns. ...
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Do you know what this black spider-like insect is?

I have encountered these insects before, but I always assumed them to be spiders even though I always noticed they have 6 legs, as an exception. But slowly with time I ended up observing them more. ...
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Unknown larvae in grey cocoon

Location: Germany While cleaning the windows today, I realized some dirt falling off the top of the window frame. By looking further, it seemed to be some kind of cocoon. (The first picture is very ...
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please identify these parasite eggs

The egg is from a dog's feces and it's a image of 400x. I don't know the exact size but I think it might be Ancylostoma caninum (or Ancylostoma spp.) Can anyone help with the identification?
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Is this a bed bug? Found this on the pillow as I was putting my daughter to sleep [duplicate]

My husband found this small (~4mm long) insect on a pillow while putting my daughter to sleep in our New Jersey (USA) suburb home. We checked our daughter's and our own mattress as well as the rug, ...
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Red flowering climber ID

Here's another climber from the same garden in Araku Valley So what is this climber? Does it have any economical uses?
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Tree identification

I went to Araku few days ago and saw this tree in a garden . Here are the leaves I know the pic of fruits is a bit hazy and out of focus,but it's the best I have. These trees were in a cluster ,...
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Help identifying a bug which looks like a housefly and mosquito hybrid

I'm from Kochi, India (southern part of India). I found this bug inside my house , it was about a centimeter long . But how can such an hybrid be possible. (It was raining before I found it). 1: https:...
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What is the name of this bird from Tanzania?

I took this picture in late 2018 in Tanzania. The Birds of East Africa book does not include it and I've been unable to identify it looking on the web. Can someone help me identify it, please. Thank ...
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What type of creature makes those mounds?

Location: South Ireland, Appeared: 2020 Nearest river: 500 meter down hill south Water is running down the hill also but there’s drainage to not flood the grass Seen before: potted plant I used earth ...
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Identification of Ulva lactuca

I am trying to find an ID guide that I can use to identify macroalgae. I specifically want to differentiate between Ulva species.
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What is this nighttime creature?

I almost stepped on this little critter. It blended into my garage floor. It is about about the size of my hand, with huge bulbous eyes that immediately caught my attention. There was a distinct white ...
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What species is this golden fly?

Last summer I was visited by this unusual golden fly, whose kind I have never seen before. It was impossible to scare away so I could take relatively good pictures. The pictures on this hobbyist page ...
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Indian Spider Identification

Today I saw this curious colorful spider on its web near a sapota tree in my garden. I have never seen any spider like this,its around 2cm or a little less. The most curious part is this part of its ...
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Plant disease identification

I’ve noticed recently strange formations on the leaves of my flower. No idea what could it be. Could anyone help with the identification?
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Which ant/wasp species is that?

Anybody knows which species (or genus, family...) of ant/wasp is that? It's from Brazilian Amazon (Upper Negro River, Amazonas state). About 2-3 cm long (about one inch), maybe. It was walking on the ...
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Can this toad be approx 1cm long?

Recently the toad from this video has been identified as an American Toad inside this post in Reddit. The original video mentions it was filmed in White Clay Creek State Park, Newark, Delaware, USA. ...
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Water snake with a yellow criss-cross on a black background?

I saw a 60 cm long, very skinny (~15 mm diameter), black with yellow diagonal criss-cross patterned snake swimming in a pond this afternoon in northern Taiwan. It was swimming near the top of the ...
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Can someone identify this worm?

The first time I saw these was in an old cooler full of water by my shed, there were 3 of them about 2 weeks ago. Now tonight I found one crawling up my door. Can anyone offer some insight? I have ...
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What arthropod is in the picture?

I am from Philippines and I found this in my room. This arthropod has 6 legs and have a bit long Chelicerae like spiders that can fold to hold its food. It's about half an inch long. It also looks ...
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Caterpillar identification - found on a coffee plant inside a house

Today, I've found a twig-like caterpillar hanging down from my homegrown coffee plant (which explained why some of the plant's leaves appear to be eaten away). What specie is this insect? It was about ...
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Found lots of these insects on my study desk today. What are these? [duplicate]

I came home today, switched on the lights and saw many of these running around my study desk. Any help in identifying these little insects? The picture is zoomed in so it doesn't really do justice to ...
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What is the name of this strange white caterpillar?

My friend found this caterpillar in south-central Tennessee in August. No identification guides or databases I've searched had a similar picture. Does anyone know the name of this species?
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Weird Black Worm (Possibly Flatworm?)

I was out walking one night (In Florida) when I spotted this creature sliding around in the grass. I believe it may be a New Guinea Flatworm, but not quite sure. Could anyone please provide a definite ...
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what is this centipede like creature?

They are very big. About the size of my hand in length and I've seen two now. My cat brought one in from the Texas border region.
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Why do Oak Processionary caterpillars form processions?

Firstly ,I don't live in Europe. I live in South India, and my garden has a Night Flowering Jasmine tree. And these trees are quite popular, but notorious for their caterpillars. In our region ,there ...
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Streamlined flattened worm identification [duplicate]

These streamline shaped tiny shells are sticking around on dark untouched corners, hanging by one end .Or one of their flat sides is touching a wall. Some are reddish brown in color, others are pale ...
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What is this insect? Possible assassin bug? or kissing bug?

I saw this bug (around 2 cm) in the front of the balcony door inside the room. I googled and found two same insects- Assassin bug and Kissing bug. Could they hide their eggs inside the room? Should I ...
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Need help identifying what looks to be a skull

( BOTTOM VIEW )I was given this skull(?) by someone a few years ago, it was found washed up on a beach in Panama. I collect bones so usually I’m really good at IDing skulls and I’ve spent some time ...
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Unknown plant, please help me identify it

Years ago I was into keeping tropical fruit trees/bushes indoors. One of them didn't do well under my care so I planted it outside to enjoy the final year before European winter gets it. It somehow ...
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Can anyone identify this chrysalis?

What kind of chrysalis or pupa is this? It’s about an inch and 3/4 long and is hanging off the brick siding of a house in Piedmont North Carolina. It wiggles when it is touched. It has been hanging ...
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Identify this extremely tiny white bug please! [duplicate]

I have noticed these extremely small, hard to notice with naked eye bug for about 3 nights now. Twice on my body in the kitchen and once on my thumb in my living room. I managed to catch one last ...
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Identification - hornet

It has around 3cm. Does it look like a European or Asian Hornet? The place where I found it is Central Europe/Romania but, after the wikipedia picture for Asian Hornet's head .. it looks exactly the ...
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Do all monarch caterpillars have two pairs of needle-shaped protrusions(or they can have three pairs)?

I found this here: Is this a monarch caterpillar? Do all monarch caterpillars have two pairs of needle-shaped protrusions?
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What is the species of this strange insect?

I first saw this photo long time ago, and I still can't identify the species of this insect:

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