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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 is this very tiny (3mm) centipede-like insect?

My kid found this little guy in his bedroom. It’s about 2-3mm long. Lots of legs, and white rings around its abdomen. Any idea what it is? Edit: Location in San Jose, CA.
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Why this fish is accompanying stingray?

During snorkelling a couple of months ago on Canary Islands I've been watching stingrays which I think are "Roughtail stingrays". Often this fish (on pic) was accompanying those stingrays. So what ...
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What is this small black insect with an orange stripe?

Sorry for the poor quality of the second image, but a slightly different perspective may be useful. This was taken in South Africa, Western Cape during the day. They're fairly small, maybe around 5mm ...
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Flowering Plant ID [closed]

Found near Adelaide, South Australia
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Can you identify this species name?

I found this animal in Thanjavur.. It is millipede.. But I don't find out this species name..
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Which insect is this? They crawl like caterpillars and get metamorphed into orange moths

They are like larvae which gets metamorphed into moth (orange colour with black spots) .They are multiplying rapidly and have spread all over our building.
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Found this spider in my garden

I found this guy in my backyard. I have no clue what he is, though I'm assuming a jumping spider, after doing a little bit of searching. For context, I live in Southern California, close to being ...
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Is this a form of *LaetIporous sulfurous*? Tree is in north central Virginia

I found this while walking our dogs. Is this "chicken of the woods"?
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What is this hard shelled insect in my house?

I moved to a new city in west India last year and I've since, on several occasions, seen this insect on walls and it's usually climbing using its head. It has a greyish long shell and moves in a very ...
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Insect Egg Case, and if so, What Insect?

Observed this object today (early October) in Sabino Canyon, on the north side of Tucson AZ, in a riparian area. It's attached to a mesquite tree (Prosopis spp). It's attached to one side of the ...
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Can someone identify the species of this frog/ toad?

Location: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India I found it at night time near a lake It was quite small in size ( 5-6 cm Approx.) having dark brown spots all over its body and three prominent green ...
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A small plant that needs identification

This plant has found today on the shore of an island near Fethiye, Turkey. Exact coordinates are 36.669950,29.032914. Local people were unable to recognize it. It smells like lavender. Could someone ...
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What is this 5"-across spider found in my bedroom in France?

As the subject-line says, what is s/he? I've removed more spiders than I remember over the years, but one that almost fills a pint-glass was approached with some trepidation!
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Flowers sent by the birds

Birds have sown seeds on my ground and this beautiful flower has sprung. What's the name of this flower? I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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What is this creature? Possibly some sort of newt

Found beside a river in Wales, about 1-2mm in length, four legs oval torso and a ridged tail roughly half its length. Most likely amphibious, possibly some kind of newt? It was very tiny and I don't ...
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Identify this insect (looks like part of a tree)?

I found this insect and thought it was part of a tree at first, then it moved and so I knew it was an insect. I've never seen it before though so I am posting here hoping someone knows what it is. ...
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Can anyone identify this insect from India?

Found this bug in Chennai. Curious to know what kind it is. Does it pose any danger?
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What is this? I found it in tofino, Vancouver island

I'm wondering what this sea creature is that I found washed up on McKenzie beach in Tofino, Vancouver Island? It wasn't dried up or anything. I've seen hundreds before but I cant find anywhere on the ...
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Can anyone identify this spider for me? [duplicate]

There is a spider on the window of my office that I've been trying to identify for the past few days but can't quite figure it out. My coworker thinks it's a Furrow Orb Weaver but I'm not sure. My ...
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Identify this unusually-shaped, orange-colored fruit that grows in pairs?

The photos below were taken on the island of Penghu in the Taiwan straight in October. This was in a public place and the small tree (about 3 meters tall, trunk perhaps 8 to 10 cm diameter) had ...
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Help me identify this Bug species

I found this insect in Pune/India. Its body size was less than 1 cm. It was near light source. I suspected it to be Juvenile Thread-legged Bug, but i am not sure. Is my suspicion right or is it some ...
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Species identification: 2.5mm (3/32“ or 1.5/8”) brownish ant in highrise apartment

Can anyone please identify this ant? In case it helps, 3 attempts of using Ortho Ant Bgon Max gel and bait has not helped. They 2 were administered 2 weeks apart. Apparently, it's basically borax ...
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Are these termites

Found a large number of these trapped between my window and the window frame. Are they termites? Location: Eastern Massachusetts, USA
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Snake with strange head

This snake was killed in graveyard Peshawar (Pakistan). I just wonder what is this? Is it a snake? Baby crying sounds were reportedly heard from graveyard in Peshawar after months of search the sounds ...
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Recognise this thing found in beach?

Kindly help me identify this thing found in beach Chennai, India . Size would be just 1.5 cm in diameter..across maximum size. It's shelled and has something inside it. It make a small noise when it ...
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What type of guppy is this?

This is a guppy I recently bought from a local pet shop. They don't exactly know which type of guppy it is. I hope to get info about it's type.
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What is this ? Found under my bed

Found under my bed. Looked and there was nothing else like it or eggs of any kind.
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Can anyone please identify this?

We saw this leech like worm in Kerala, India. Can anyone identify it for us? I saw it today, 10th September. It's about 6 to 7 centimeters long. It was very still, didn't move while we went close and ...
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Can a certain snake kill human by 'drinking' his breaths? [closed]

In Rajasthan in India, locals know a snake called peevna in the local language. Many of my relatives live there in villages in open deserts. They see many kinds of snakes every day. The word peevna ...
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Which species of rotifer is this?

If found this in a moss sample.
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Which species of millipede is this?

Location: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India Found this millipede on the campus of my institute. Need the scientific as well as the common name. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's about 5-6 cm ...
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Got stung by this flying bug in Death Valley and Arches, what is it?

We camped in Death Valley and these guys were attracted to light and ended up stinging us. Didn't hurt as bad as a bee Sting. Any ideas what they are? Couldn't find them doing a Google search or image ...
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What kind of larvae are these. Lots of them in the basement in the summer, crawling around on the floor and the walls

larvae crawl on basement floor. Some are also found on the first floor of the house. Lots of legs--I also thought they became "rolly polys" but never knew for sure what they were either.
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Caterpillar on milkweed not monarch

**Southern California, US and less than 1cm **host plant milkweed ]1]1 help identify this caterpillar.%60%60" rel="nofollow noreferrer">%60%60" alt="enter image description here">
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Any idea what plant is this?

I was asked by my biology teacher to find out it’s name but it seems like a pretty common plant to me so I have no idea how to start. Any idea what type of plant it is? It was found in Malaysia in ...
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Identification of this bug or insect

I found this bug dead in my house in Mississauga, ON, Canada. I didn't have a ruler around so a regular toothpick was used to show the size. I'm thinking it's a pill bug but I want to make sure.
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What is this insect (Germany)? [duplicate]

It was hovering and in between it was very fast and hard to photograph. I'm not even sure if it is an insect? Photographed in Germany.
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a moth with silver and gold markings

i found a moth with silver and gold markings on its wings. i don't know if its rare or something but i couldn't find any pics of it on google. if it helps, it also has very small bits of pink fluff ...
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Cannot identify this insect

Can anyone please help identify this insect. It seems to be some sort of caterpillar but I'm stumped. Location is in Suffolk, United Kingdom Length is around 1cm, width is perhaps 4 or 5mm. Image ...
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What is the name of this little plant?

It was found in Malaysia in my school compound.
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What is this worm/catapillar like creature

My friend sent me a video of this worm and she has been seeing some pop up where she lives. It moves like a worm, but I havent seen a worm like this before, she thinks it could be a Caterpillar.
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Can anyone identify this spider

This is in Wroclaw, Poland. I'll be here a few months and I've noticed that they come in large groups in the evening. They are everywhere outside, but I haven't seen any inside. They seem to live in ...
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Europe: big fly with black/yellow striped body: I'm guessing a horse fly?

This one made a summer night visit to the room and tried to escape by banging against the ceiling. What is it? I found nothing which corresponds, though "horse fly" might be a close match. Location: ...
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Can anyone identify whether or not these are bird or rodent mites?

I found these on my patio furniture directly under a bird's nest that has hatchlings. Surrounding landscape is ivy so we do have raccoons and mice in the area.
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What species is this fast-moving spider?

This is a frame from a recent recording: Location Forest in Central Europe at around 1pm. Abiotic factors at the time of recording Temperature = 23°C Humidity = 38% Wind = 6 km/h Description ...
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What kind of skull is this-I found it on the beach in Cape May

I am hoping someone can help identify this skull! We found it on the beach in Cape May. The skull size is about 4 inch in length. Thank you.
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Is this aquatic plant duckweed or something else?

This plant has been growing in my pond for quite a time now. It multiplies in large numbers rapidly. Some told me it is duckweed or is it something else?
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What kind of fish is this white blue-stained fish?

This fish has been spotted at the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns (Queensland). I put a big effort to find it via Google but never could encounter anything similar. I have also made an attempt to find ...
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What species is this? What the fruit?

The berries of the fruit are sweet. The tree is growing in Israel.
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Cactus plant identification

I received this cactus as a gift and I'd love to know the family/scientific name. Only one flower has bloomed since, it was between orange and yellow. At first it was perfectly spherical, but in one ...