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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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Species Identification - Blue multi-segment bug

The animal has a blue body more than 8 legs orange head and on its behind has two strips that are sometimes found on centipedes I am located around possum kingdom in southeast Texas, USA
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Ontario plant with 3-5 leaflets per compound leaf

This plant has 3-5 leaflets per compound leaf. It caught my eye because, at first, I thought it resembled poison ivy. But I don't think it's poison ivy. What species is it? Date: May 11, 2024 ...
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What is this insect (potentially a cockroach)?

I'm looking to identify this insect, found inside a (basement) bathroom by the sink. Wondering if it's perhaps an oriental cockroach / water bug, but the images don't look quite the same, and the bug ...
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What is this unusual Plantago?

I found this plant in Rouen (Normandy, France) in a plant bed on the side of a street (May 15th, 2024). It looks like a Plantago lanceolata but some of its inflorescences are not the usual single ...
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Bubbly foamed cone with insect inside

Location: In a lawn 20 km south of Vienna, Austria Date & Time: 13th of May 2024 at around 2pm Estimated size of the ellipsoid, foamy cone: y-axis 10mm, x-& z-axis 6-7mm Estimated length of ...
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Thistle-ish plant in Texas

I found the plant below in Fort Worth, TX at the end of March this year, and can't identify it. It looks a bit like a basketflower, or some other thistle-like plant. It was the only one growing ...
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Which species is this short-bodied cellar spider?

It clearly belongs to the Pholcidae family and possibily the Pholcus genus, but I can't find a picture of any similar spider on the Internet. Note that the legs of the spider in the picture are curved ...
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Plant ID - PNW, E Cascades

Trying to identify a plant I found recently. May 4, 2024; approx. alt. 3000ft on eastern side of Cascades (ponderosa everywhere). I was at an NFS camping area near Ellensburg, WA, walking up the road. ...
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What species of spider is this, living in India?

Found in India during summers in not humid, just very hot weather. Please tell me what species it is, what it eats and how to care for it?
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Bug identification: Looks similar to a tiny silverfish

Found in NY outside on mailbox in a group of about 1000, it is about 1/8" long (not counting legs), with dozens of very hair-like legs. The front (?) of the bug appears to have larger leg/...
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Can anyone help me identify this animal mamal

[[mysterious creator on deck. Waterford, mi ]2]2
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Yellow fruit with calyx, long leaves

What species of plant is this? Location: Greece Date: April 30, 2024 Description: Yellow fruit with calyx, long leaves
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What species is this bone from?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7sJr6oLk9vt7iud98. https://photos.app.goo.gl/xPhTn7gZxUMPiXv46 What species is this bone from? It was found in my yard in North Central Texas. ]1
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What snake is this? Is it venomous?

Location: Ozark Mountains in Northern Arkansas. Size: Perhaps 4-6 feet in length. Behavior: Mower uncovered a couple of these in tall grass/brush next to a log. They did not coil up. This one lay ...
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Help identify black, brown bugs in Virginia

Please help identify these black, brown bugs found in the bathroom in a home in Virginia. The bathroom has mold due to a pipe that was leaking. They are very small and maybe 1 mm in length. The ...
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Camera-shy black and green damselfly in Taiwan - species identification?

These photos are from April 7 and 21, 2024 in northern Taiwan, taken in dark, moist forest locations about 10 meters apart, of a damselfly species I've never seen before, here or anywhere else. I ...
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What is this insect in this image?

Is it an insect coming out of its cocoon or some other type ? It was attached on wall like a leech and was not able to detach from that because it was glued. Location :- northern India
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Are these mallards or some other kind of duck? [duplicate]

I stumbled across these ducks in a park in Western Germany. They did not look like mallards to me but this is what image searches and bird identification apps want me to believe. Can anybody confirm ...
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What kind of plant is this? (looks like periwinkle)

Found this flowering plant near my house in Pennsylvania, USA. What kind of plant is it? I really like it because it is keeping out the weeds. I think the previous owners had planted it. It looks like ...
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Yellow dandelion-like flowers emerging from beach in early spring

What are these yellow-flowered plants? The yellow flowers look similar to dandelions, but the stalks are much thicker. No leaves yet, just flowers. March 30, 2024. Unusually warm winter this year. ...
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Is this snake hazardous around children?

This snake lives in a small rock dam in a residential retention pond in Chattanooga, TN. Children play in the area at times. It is approximately 30 inches in length. Is this snake a hazard or can it ...
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Insect ID from sound in video

Can you please help identify what insect this might be based on the noise it makes? Video below. The noise is regular tapping, and can be heard especially at night when everything is quiet. When ...
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What's this mold? (With microscopic images)

So I (living in NRW, Germany) found an apparently quite homogenous mold colony at home, and would like to know what type of mold it is. How I found the colony, where it grew: I ate something, then ...
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Can someone identify this species of Protolophus?

I have posted my observation on iNaturalist, but so far this Harvestman has only been identified as genus, Protolophus. Here are three angles of the Harvestman in question, which has been observed in ...
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What is the genus of this fungus?

I'm struggling to identify this fungus. Is it Aspergillus sp. or Penicillium sp.?
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What Causes the White Layer on These Leaves?

I recently noticed that a Malabar Java plum (Jamun) tree in our garden has most of its leaves covered in a strange white layer, like in the picture I've attached. I'm curious to understand why this ...
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Which mold species are these?

A friend of mine in Los Angeles recently put a petri dish with some mold-friendly substrate under a vent for two days, and a whole rainbow of mold species grew on it. What are the different mold ...
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What animal this bone belongs to?

I recently found this bone on the balcony of my house. In case it helps, my house is in the northwest of Spain next to a park in a coastal city, and size is 15-20 mm. Does anyone know what animal it ...
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Extremophile hunting and identifying unknown microbes

I'm going extremophile hunting! We're doing a trek by boat between some islands with semi-active volcanic terrain to try to document some interesting species, and running into a problem I've never ...
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I found a mossy thing on my plant

I was just wondering if this is a moss and if so what type of moss
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Hello, i was wondering if this is an isopod or a springtail

I want to make a terrarium so i was in need for a springtail is this it or is this something else
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Is this a wandering spider?

I recently visited the Peruvian Amazon near Puerto Maldono and found this spider. Can someone please help me in identifying it? It was about 7cm in length, including legs. I hope that it might be a ...
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Identify caterpillar

Hi i live in the Nilgiris region of South India and I found this fellow on one of my Lemon Grass plants. About 8-10 cm long with fine hair all over. Let me know what species this could be. Thanks
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Can anybody identify what insect laid these eggs? Find in my backyard in N. Texas

I happened to turn over this leaf in my backyard and found these eggs. Would really like to know what they're from. I'm in North Texas.
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What kind of Bolivian spider is this? Is it a black widow?

I found this spider near La Paz, Bolivia. I have been looking all over the internet to try and identify it, but with no luck. Could someone please help me?😁 Initially I thought that it was a black ...
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Found possible bone on St Pete beach in Flordia

What is this bone from? Looks like a vertebrae but not sure. What marine animal could it be from? It’s about an inch Long.
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Pupae in sheoak tree

Can you identify this pupa? We found it when trimming our sheoak. It had bored into the wood. We are at Cape Jervis in South Australia.
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Spider ID: What is this?

This crawled on my husband. It didn’t bite him, he was able to swat it away so that’s why it looks a little messed up. I honestly just want to know if this is poisonous. We live in AZ, Goodyear area ...
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species that alerts predators in order to mate

I read once about a species of animal that engages in, and please forgive me for the terminology but I cannot for the life of me think of any other way to describe it, mutually-assured destructive ...
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What are the three dots (eyes?) on the top of this wasp's head? What species might it be?

I photographed these (unidentified) wasps on a sunny but cool winter day in northern Taiwan because they were conspicuously hanging out on a hand railing and had much lighter coloring than I'd ever ...
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Trying to identify a plant by its root

My kids were digging through a pile of dirt I had made for them to play with (my son wants to do bike jumps off it) and they brought in the attached root. I never got to see what kind of vegetation ...
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What could those shiny spots on the walnut kernels be?

I bought the shelled walnuts — many were mouldy — but those small round reflective spots don't look like mould (ascomycetes). It reminds more of E.coli colonies. I couldn't find anything on the net ...
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Insect identification request : is it any species from muscidae family or some another?

I belong to Haryana , India Sudden I found this type of insect in my classroom and it stung me suddenly because ,I felt itching in my hand for about 15 mins , so please tell me, is it poisonous or not ...
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Insect(Ant?) Species Identification - location: Singapore

I saw this arthropod (I am not sure if it's an insect) on November 11 at 10:57, at the Berlayer Creek Boardwalk in Singapore. The Berlayer Creek is a mangrove creek flowing towards the sea. This ant-...
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What's this aquatic bug?

I have a small freshwater aquarium at home with only some aquatic plants at the moment. In the summer, I put some mud and sand from a local pond into the tank. At some point, I noticed a strange ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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