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 species are these, beetle eggs?

I posted a thread the other day and identified I have carpet beetles larvae. I have a pest control company booked to treat the place on Monday but in the meantime I’ve found these little things on the ...
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Identifying a bone I found in Central France

I found this bone in Auvergne as a child. This specific area is apparently well-known to paleontologists and I found the bone in a field very close to scientific excavations (literally meters away ...
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Insect Identification Request -- brown and white flea-like bug

So for context, this is a bug I found on the leaf of one of my young ginger plants, which I found a few days after watering. I have a few other tropical plants next to it, like a vanilla bean orchid --...
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Is this woodlouse or bed bug?

I have found 3 of these things in the main bedroom within 4 days of each other. A little freaked out, can someone advise if these are woodlouse or bed bugs? and now just added another pic (first pic?) ...
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What kind of insect appears in this photo?

For months my wife has been commenting about a white substance spontaneously appearing on black clothes. Under magnification, the substance appears to possibly be eggs. As you can see, the image shows ...
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What type of tortoise is this?

Found him on the street in San Antonio subdivision unsure of what type of tortoise he might be.
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What is this cocoon (if any)?

I found this cocoon (or what I think looks like a cocoon) in an urban hedgerow in Upper Bavaria, Germany in early October (begin of autumn). Around was a web, but no inhabitants were there. Its ...
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Skull of which animal ist it?

Hi someone found this skull in ancient city of iran I'm just curious to find out which animal belongs this skull?
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Does anyone know the name of this insect?

Living in São Paulo, Brazil. Thanks for helping me.
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Can anyone identify this bug please

We had just gotten a new kitten from a not great home. It was her second night here, and she was laying on my chest when I noticed that where she had been lying on me was really really itchy. When I ...
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What kind of spider is this (from Bangladesh)?

I just saw this spider in my bathroom. I was wondering what kind of spider is this and if it is venomous. Country: Bangladesh
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Identification of invertebrate [duplicate]

Found on mattresses/walls in France. Size about 3mm long.
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What bird species were featured on this album?

I am very curious about the identity of the feathered subjects on the cover for Susumu Yokota's 2000 Album "Sakura." The one on the left seems to be some kind of hummingbird. Not sure what ...
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Black w/orange fuzzy on back spider in Mojave desert

Heading ##zoom in on Black & Orange fuzzy back of spider. What is it & is it a good Guy ???
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What is this insect looking like a wasp or an ant?

It looks like a black wasp or big ant with wings. It produces no noise. It mostly sits at one place on the wall, does not move. The young (or another gender) form has unproportionally long back legs, ...
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Is this a juvenile Middle Spotted Woodpecker?

Place: Vienna, Austria Time: October, 8th, 2023; morning Behaviour: Likely eating from bark From apps and pictures, I quickly gained confidence in this being a specimen of the Middle Spotted ...
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Help identifying insect

I live in Milan, Italy in the city center. I started seeing this insect in August after a long vacation. In this periods the temperature inside the house went up to 36°C (temperatures here range from -...
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How do microbiologists decide whether two morphotypes on the same plate belong to the same strain?

Background Colony: A colony, in microbiology, is a visible cluster or mass of microorganisms (such as bacteria or fungi) that has grown and multiplied on a solid agar medium. Each colony represents a ...
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Identify a hanging plant with spherical leaves

This plant was found in the "drylands" section of a public conservatory (you can see a potted cactus in the background). It did not have a label, and there was nobody around to ask about it....
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What kind of spider is this please? Southern Indiana. Very strong web

It never comes out during the day so it's been hard to get a decent picture. We have been battling over ownership of my mailbox. It's a house box and every morning it's covered in cobweb from it to ...
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What kind of moth is this? Why does it have a stinger?

Unfortunately, the moth died before I could photograph it. The body length is approximately 2-3Inches. It was much bigger than the moths I usually see. And this is the first moth that I have seen ...
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Identifying a plant in the botanical garden of Paris

I went to the botanical garden in the "Jardin des Plantes" in Paris. In a glasshouse with the name "Serre de l'histoire des plantes" on the natural history of plants (exhibiting ...
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Please help identify this tiny bug [duplicate]

Starting about 2 months ago I began seeing these tiny, light brown bugs in one bathroom. I did find them outside the bathroom but in close proximity to it (on a childs wooden toy and in our picture ...
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Large grey bird at creek mouth (east of Toronto)

What species of bird is this? Spotted at the mouth of Graham Creek at Newcastle Marina (Bond Head), Lake Ontario, Canada September 9, 2023 The bird was roughly 18 inches tall; dark grey body; light ...
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Insect identification request - Is this a bed bug? Colorado, USA [duplicate]

I found three of these bugs in our friends house all dead. I never found an alive one… But I’ve been waking up with bites in the breakfast lunch and dinner pattern. I want to confirm they are bedbugs ...
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Ladybug: Number of spots

I'm interested in Ladybugs. I read a lot about the number of spots of ladybugs. The number seems to be between 0 and 24, but as far as I can see, not every number in between exist. Up to now, I found ...
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What animal does this foot skeleton belong to?

I found an articulated foot skeleton. Sun bleached. What animal is this likely from?
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Is this part of a claw to a Dinosaur?

Agitzed claw 1 large and 1 smaller underneath. What I found is about 4" long and about 3/4" in diameter which gets smaller towards the tip. Underneath it appears to be another small claw ...
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I have a fruit fly problem

I've add fruit flies raising a garden every year I am very familiar with them and how to kill them. But twice now I have killed one by smashing it and upon doing so two little tiny bugs or crawling on ...
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Does anybody know what kind of creepy-crawly this is?

My son found this caterpillar in our garden in the UK. Have asked multiple people with more knowledge in this area who have been unable to identify it. looking for any help? Having looked online the ...
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Unknown insect in southern Kansas

My wife and I just moved to Southern Kansas and are still learning the local fauna could anyone please tell us what type of insect this is.
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Very small, light and dark "insects" - Italy - Infestation, healthy problems? - Insect identification [duplicate]

I'm currently in a town near Savona, on the coast in north-west Italy. We had a problem with pigeons, that create their nests in the space between the roof and the ceiling. Now, from the tube of the ...
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Dark, long-legged spider with long mouthparts in front, long "pincers" in the back and very short 3rd pair of legs (northern Taiwan)

Just inside a doorway in northern Taiwan I found an interesting looking spider flat against the wall, pointed downward about 30 cm above the floor, sitting motionless. Mostly dark but some patterns ...
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What is this insect (or spider)?

Location: Vienna, Austria Date: July 18th Daytime: around 5pm Begaviours: none, unfortunately. Just walking I take these to be six legs and some kind of appendices. But I am not entirely sure.
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Found these bugs on a sticker in an old shoe box. What are they? [duplicate]

What are these bugs? I found them in an old shoe box on a sticker that was sitting on the carpet.
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Can you identify this marine organism?

I found this in a beach located at Magnisia District in Greece. I found many more like this stuck in rocks, this however was loose. It was a bit hard and very smooth to the touch. It didn't seem to ...
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Is it possible to identify a kind of scorpion based on a photo of its dried body

Somebody at my university have came back from a vacation trip and brought back a dried body of this small scorpion. Can you identify it for me? This is a very tiny (?) scorpion, if I may say so. I can'...
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Vine has simple and compound leaves

What kind of plant is this? Some leaves are compound (leaves of three). Other leaves are simple. Located in an urban garden in the shade; east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 30, 2023). Woody ...
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What are these worm-like creatures?

I was reading a book in the balcony and I encountered these animals. They look like worms but I don't know if they are worms or insect larva. I investigated a little and I found a dead pigeon at the ...
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Were these spiders burried alive by a spider wasp?

I moved a stone plate in the garden in europe, that was stored vertically, leaning against another one. In the space between the two, I found some soil with small cavities filled with spiders. Most ...
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Species Identification: Waterborne worm/larva, California, USA (and is it safe)

Can you help ID this species? The photos are low quality, so I'll do my best to describe them. I found them after I left a cup of dechlorinated, freshwater aquarium water outside with a plant in it, ...
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Can anyone identify a fungus with a tiny fruiting body that I found in a plant pot

I recently found what I think are fungi in the growing medium in a 30 cm pot that contains an epiphyllum 'orchid' (cactus). There are several that appear new and more that look old or are decaying. I'...
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Is this plant in my urban garden poison ivy? [duplicate]

Is this plant in my urban garden poison ivy? Toronto, Ontario area. July 19, 2023 Full shade Three leaves; toothed but not serrated. Possible Answer: (I can’t post an answer due to the question ...
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Need help identifying insects in home, Morgan Hill CA

The creature in the attached photos just started appearing in small numbers in various locations inside my home. Would like to positively identify.
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Is this bug a termite?

Noticed this bug on my kitchen floor, and am wondering whether it is a termite: I have a video of it crawling too, but don't see how to upload video here. Edit: Regarding scale: it is small, perhaps ...
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What type of shell is this?(Answered)

This is Calcareus tube worm and Was found and Located on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Picture 1: A up close image of the shell Picture 2: a view of the top part of the shell showing the shells coloring....
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I’ve been searching the internet for days and I can’t seem to find out what insect this is, can anyone help?

I saw this tiny insect and I first thought it was an ant because of the body shape. However its legs were really really green, I’m adding photos but it’s hard to see how green they actually were. It ...
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Trying to identify a mushroom found in my backyard

I'm new at trying to describe mushrooms though I will try my best. subtract from growth : grass color : light grey/brown then a faded orange at the top gill color is also light brown ovate shape ...
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Bird in Taipei knocking on the window glass - juvenile hawk? white throat, white beak(?) striped breast, black head(?) brownish body(?), not small

I received these photos from a friend today - a slightly larger than average size bird tapping on the window glass; maybe a brownish body with a white throat and white beak and black head. The tail is ...
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What species does this tooth belong to and how old could it be?

As far as I can tell, this is a single rooted tooth. I suspect (or hope because it would be very cool) it being pretty old, since it is so dark in colour. It is not very pointy, so it doesn´t look ...
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