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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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Mushroom Identification

I live in central Ohio and found these mushrooms growing on our 10 acre property. What is it and are they edible?
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Friendly Spider found at home, London

What kind of spider is this? It was very friendly and shy, we spotted it inside our house and we carefully took it to the forest. Hope it will be a nice environment for this kind of spider... One of ...
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what snake is that in northern italy

Full size Full size Full size Full size About 75 cm long. Thin tail. Camping site near Grado, Italy, northern Adriatic sea. It climbed a tree in the rough bark and i followed it to take these ...
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Insect identification - Is this a baby cockroach?

This bug was found in a kitchen in Augusta, Georgia. I've seen it three times in two days (and some more in the past). Two nights ago, It was on my arm. Last night, I saw one on the kitchen floor and ...
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What bee do I have nesting in my front yard

Can someone help identify this bee? Its living in a hole between a boulder and a retaining wall. Our tree that is above it is now bleeding sap so I'm worried about the tree. Pest control wont come ...
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Can someone identify this odd looking spider?

I found this spider crawling on my tile floor. We live in rural central Virginia. I’ve found spider species with similar looks but nothing exactly like this. Its size was less than 1 inch. Can anyone ...
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Can Anyone Tell Me , Which Insect or I think Moth Is This

Region : Asia ( India ) , Size is about : 4 cm . Since yesterday this Insect is in the same place . I don't know any other info , I was just curious to know about this Insect.
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What are these worm-like things? Transparent body, black tips on both ends, ~1cm in length, in water

My kittens' food has a shallow water moat around it to keep out ants. Sometimes they scatter their wet food into it. I just noticed some worm-like creatures in the water. Concerned that they may've ...
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Can you tell the name of this spider?

This image has been posted on the Wikimedia Commons This spider is about 3~4cm long. It was found in the middle of tomatoes plants in a garden, in the center of France, Clermont-Ferrand. Photo taken ...
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What kind of longhorn beetle is this?

I live in Europe and found this interesting longhorn beetle I think and I was curious what species it is or what's it's name! Thanks to anyone who identifies it!
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What is the big plant with white flowers on the photo?

What is the 3m tall plant with white flower? It is from Central Europe and there is a creek near to it. I have a guess, but I want to know for sure... Is the small one the same species? More high ...
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What kind of owl does this moth look like?

I found this moth and I noticed that it looked like an owl to me and remembered something about how some moths camouflages look like predictors? What kind of moth this is and what owl does this moth ...
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Identify this poop!

A picture is worth a thousand words! It's about 1.3cm (1/2") long. We rented a basement and I found this on a machine that was moved in a bit earlier. I would like to know if there are any mice, ...
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What is this bizarre looking animal we found in the forest? Bug identification

Please can someone identify this? I can't find anything on the Internet like it. 2 cm long. North Bohemian mountains (Czech Republic).
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Wire-thin brown worm in house

just bought a 15 year old home on cape cod. Finding wire-thin dark brown worms on carpet and corners of tile floor. Always one at a time but could be 3 or 4 in varied areas of the room. They usually ...
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What is this insect found in a shower?

I hope the picture is clear enough, I've found a worm like insect like the one below a little while ago in my shower, and today I found another one. I've never seen something like this. I would say it ...
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Can anyone identify this bird - small flock in ireland?

I saw small birds in a flock of about 6 or 8. Here are details that can be seen on my best photo - The beak looks pointed and also the legs are quite long and the eye has a bar across it. I have a ...
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Looking to identify this species

I found a rather strange invertebrate...something... outside my home this evening, and I have no idea what it might be. It looks kind of like a small brown lobster, without the claws. I think it has 8 ...
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What moth is this and how do we get rid of them?

This bugs are everywhere in my house and we've tried so many home remedies, but they won't leave. Can anyone help us!?
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What flower is this? (Dolomites, Italy)

I took this picture a few days ago in Val Rendena, in the dolomitic Brenta group (2000 m). The whole plant was 15 cm tall at most, and it had a single leaf on the stem. What flower is it?
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Alpine flower identification — Italy/France

I have been using the internet to try to identify alpine flowers photographed in July 2007 on a shortish walk above Chianale (1800 m), in the Italian Valle Varaita (bordering the French maritime alps)....
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Help me identifiy this moth?

I found this moth in Bengaluru/India. Its body length was nearly 2cm. Brown colored with three yellow rings.
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identify this ant queen

can anyone help me identify this ant queen, if it's an ant queen? I only assume it is because I caught another with wings which looks exactly the same. Thanks in advance..
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Unknown Insect identification

Found this bugger crawling across my laptop. Any help identifying would be appreciated. After a bunch of googling it appears to be close to a lady beetle larva. I am located in north east USA.
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What is this Las Vegas area weed?

This is a picture I took of my mystery weed out by Pittman wash in Henderson NV earlier this year. From my experience this last year, I assume that the plant turns red later in the year and loses the ...
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I am trying to identify this little “bug”

I am trying to identify a bug. I find this little guy in Paris, at the rooftop near plants, in the streets without plants. I let one on my t-shirt, and it was trying to unpick it. I took a picture : ...
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Can someone ID this moth seen in Bellandur, Bangalore?

Picture taken near Saul Kere. You may need to zoom in.
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Identify snails

Can you tell me what are these 2 kinds of snails I found? The first is around 2cm shell diameter. The second is around 3cm shell diameter. I found both of them in Normandy (north of France) 100km ...
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What are these bugs ?

There are a lot of these little bugs in my backyard. The floor, walls, the bbq island. Are they hurtful to my dogs ? What are these ?
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What kind of species is this?

Does anyone know what this is? It is seen in France. It looks like it has eight legs and is about 8-10 cm long.
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Is this a moth? How might these wings unfold?

I'm having trouble understanding how these wings might work. Are they somehow folded or bent by 90 degrees so that part of the wing is vertical and part is horizontal to be more compact? If so, how ...
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Larva in cat's water dish

Can anyone help me identify this tiny larva I found in my cat's water dish and tell me how it got there?
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possibly unusual spider behavior?

In Cambridge UK there is this spider: I know not what species but it is common - I think they look good. But look at this behavior. What are they doing? I thought malting but do spiders do that? Why ...
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Oak processionary or what else?

We have those caterpillars with some sort of webbing on stinging nettles below some oaks. Photographs I found in Wikipedia look quite hairier with long white hairs but maybe it's the molting level? ...
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Butterfly/Moth identification: Puppa is half green, half brown, and 1,5cm long, found in Upper Austria

Question: What butterfly is going to evolve out of the puppa illustrated in the attached picture? Characteristics: Puppa is half green, half brown, and 1,5cm long Further details: I don't know if ...
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Help! What kind of bug is this?

Please help identify this little bug and how I make them go away.
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Help me identify this fly species?

I found this fly in Bengaluru/India. It was larger than usual flies. It was more than 1cm in size, with black color which has blue shades in it. I managed to take just this one pic, then it flew away.
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Which strange fruit is this?

Yesterday, my brother brought a strange fruit resembling Lychee (but much bigger in size). Here is a pic of it: When cut it, it had smell like banana and fibers were like of the chicken meat, though ...
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what's the species identification of that camponotus queen

City: Antalya, Turkey Date: July 27 night Specific location: I found it in the middle of the city
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Identification of a beetle found in a basement in Virginia, USA

Beetle found in basement in Alexandria, VA, USA Approximately 5cm (2 inches) in length.
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What kind of species is the frog? [on hold]

I found a little frog randomly jumping in my kitchen. I have never seen this kind of frog before and don’t know what species it is. Can I contact someone in email for information about it from a ...
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What is this insect or worm?

I found it on the cedar siding of my home in Houston, Texas. It was quite small, I'd estimate 1cm in length. I did not observe it move up or down the side of the house, but when I touched it gently ...
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Unknown plant, can anybody identify this plant?

Location: Western Germany Can anybody identify this plant from Germany ?
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Help identifying a moth

It looks like it might be an emerald moth but its hard to tell from the discoloration in the wings and it is too high up for me to get a better look. When: July 23rd 2018 Where: Central Illinois
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Anyone know what this it?

More than 1 washed up on a beach in Ireland..close to some big jellyfish
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Is this 12+ foot plant a sunflower or hogweed?

I'm trying to determine what this is. The plant is well over 12-feet tall, had huge leaves, and a very thick stalk. People near me say it's a giant sunflower plant, but it hasn't bloomed or shown sign ...
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What Genus Is This Ant Queen?

I believe she is either Lasius or Formica, but I am an amateur so thanks for any help. This queen is completely black and gray, with a gaster that kind of looks like the stone Tiger Eye but gray. ...
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What is the scientific name of this tree?

The tree flowers prior to the monsoon season and sheds it's leaves in Winter and regrow them in Spring and Summer. I have seen three different colours of the flower (growing in my neighbourhood): pink,...
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Is this a bed bug nymph?

hello , I want to know if this is a bed bug nymph or it's just an another insect? I got an issue with bed bugs few days ago in a hotel during a travel to Prague. Once home (in Germany), I washed all ...
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Can someone identify this Brazilian flower?

The photo was taken in january 2004, at Parque Estadual do Rio Preto (Black River State Park), in the Cerrado (savanna-like) of northeastern-central Minas Gerais, Brazil. The plant was herbaceous/...