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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Adult Bugs in Low Humidity House Heated With Wood?

I have a home heated with wood. The humidity is currently around 30% but I'm guessing these bugs have reproduced when the humidity was higher. They really have a hard time when I see them in the ...
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Exactly what kind of spider is this in Louisville, KY?

I took this photo many years ago, but I guess the year doesn't really matter. It was here in Louisville KY, on the outside of a window, on a web it built. It was a couple hours after sunset in the ...
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Help identifying a mushroom found in Raymond, WA, USA

Hello dear mycology wizards! Could you help me figure out what's the name of this species. I found the mushrooms in a forest near to Raymond, WA. The area was quite wet and mossy, but not a swamp. ...
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What specimen of caterpillar is this?

Early this morning, I found this beautiful caterpillar specimen crawling over a leaf: This specimen was found today morning (spring season) in Brazil at Porto Alegre City 30°01′59″S 51°13′48″W. With ...
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What kind of leafy house plant is this?

I was given the plant as a gift. Started out small and has grown to almost 6 1/2 feet tall and has sprouted off spring. Original Offspring: Google reverse image search resulted in "Houseplant". ...
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Have there been multiple aboriginal species of dogs?

In "Variation under Domestication", Darwin writes that: I may here state, that, looking to the domestic dogs of the whole world, I have, after a laborious collection of all known facts, come to the ...
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Curious on the species of a large Orange Spider?

Heres the images of her: She just laid a large yellow fuzzy sack of babies recently (Were pretty sure were just going to deposit her and her eggs in a grove in the forest soon) We have lots of brown ...
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Unusual colony form [closed]

Has anyone so far come across a bacterium that grows in a line? And if you did, do you by any chance know what type of bacterium it is? I just discovered a few of these colonies and wondered what ...
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Scorpion in Ohrid, Macedonia, 5cm long

Hi, can u please help to identify what kind of scorpion is this? A friend of mine found it at home, in urban area in Ohrid, Macedonia. It is aroun 5 cm long. Thank you.
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Can a ladybug be determined just by its number of points?

I saw a ladybug on my balcony one day and I just counted the dots. There was 18 black dots on a red/orange elytra. The location is in Europe (Geneva, Switzerland) and usually we have quite ...
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Mushroom Identification: Small conical light-brown mushroom

I found a small single mushroom growing on grass and I decided to try to identify it. Characteristics: Region: Brazil southeast coast, state of São Paulo, predominantly Atlantic forest Gilled ...
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Identification of an alpine blueberry type

I'm trying to figure out what kind of berry this is. It can be found all over the Swiss, French, and Italian alps, generally right where ordinary blueberries are (the ones one would eat). However, ...
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Which bird is this?

Found this today in my neighborhood, my mom says it's a baby vulture and she has seen many during her childhood (in 1970's) while she lived in a small town around 200kms away from our city. However I ...
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Please help me identify what worm this is? I found it in my dogs water bowl

Please help me determine the type of worm this is. I’m very frightened. Thank you.
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Mushroom Identification (USA)

I would like some help identifying this mushroom I found in my yard. Location: Southeast Georgia Near Pine trees after heavy rainfall Color: Light brown to Dark Red, biggest is about 4 inches in ...
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Resources to identify wild mushrooms and asses risk if eaten

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate with pine trees and eucalypti. I found two types of mushrooms in two separate spots in the woods and would really like ...
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What is this white fluff growing in my basement?

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate. After a period of unusual humidity at 84%, I noted this white fluff in the basement floor: The first picture is ...
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What type of ants are these?

I live in NYC and these fellas started popping out near my computer screen and desk. They don't seem interested in food as my sister usually leaves candy wrappers around. They however are stinky, I ...
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What is this insect? (Location: Hong Kong; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, 2 mm thick; color: black with some brown at center on the top)

What is this insect? (Location: Hong Kong; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, 2 mm thick; color: black with some brown at center on the top) The insect in the picture was slightly damaged after an ...
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What organism is this?

This is something I found growing under my kitchen’s sink. It looks like a growing potato and it’s really hard (tried to pull it down using a hard cardboard but in vain). I think a knife may work but ...
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Bug identification: how to identify this bug?

I found this cast/shed skin from molting in my house: The house is in the countryside by the beach in Portugal with a temperate and humid climate and mostly pine trees and eucalyptus. Humidity is 84% ...
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Help me identify these creatures found in sink

The conical flask was kept in a sink for about 3 or 4 week, was waterfilled, and I have no idea if they grown after the flask was waterfilled or before the flask was waterfilled. We do not work with ...
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Help to identify larva found in sink?

I need some help in identifying this critter. It was found in southeast Georgia in a home I am renovating. There were several around the sink and toilet bowl. Approximately 5 millimeters long. ...
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Identification of larva on cat fur

I found this larva (assuming it is a larva) when my cat jumped off my bed, I'm assuming she just picked it up outside. However, I'm not quite sure what it is or if it should be a concern she had it on ...
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What are these bugs skittering about the kitchen sink?

I found a bunch of these around a kitchen sink in an apartment building in Toronto, Canada, in late October, 2019. The bugs vary in size, but are all very tiny, less than one millimeter (the photos ...
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What is the scientific name of this parrot?

I found this parrot at Nehru Zoological Park which is located in Hyderabad city of India.It's head to tail length is between 30cm-35cm.Can anybody tell me the scientific name of this parrot?
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Found this insect in my bedroom. What is it?

I found this bug in my bedroom yesterday. I was afraid that it was a tick so I got rid of it after taking some photos. The bug was found in Denmark and was about half a nail in size. Can somebody ...
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What is the name of this plant which is located in Hyderabad city of Telangana State,India?

I found this plant in Hyderabad city of Telangana State,India.Many people of Hyderabad city have planted this flowering plant.I don't know the name of this plant.If it's flower treated as a circle,the ...
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What is this insect that I found under my bed

Found it under a hotel bed in Las Vegas, what is it?
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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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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 ...