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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Weird spiky bug found in northern Spain

Does anyone know what this bug is? We're located in the north of Spain. Around 5mm long with spikes in its back. First image is belly up, second one the bug is walking.
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Seed head Identification. July in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What flower has this type of seed head? (this was shot on July 17th, 2020) This was in a residential garden in Toronto. Going from memory, i believe the size was approx. 2 1/2" to 3" in ...
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What is this plant/fungus attached to the terrarium?

I have a terrarium with something in black color attached to the glass with a whitish green stem. Can someone please help identifying this? Terrarium internal side: Terrarium external side:
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Can anyone identify this bug? Found in Toronto inside condo 4th floor

I am hoping someone can identify this bug. I live in Toronto, Canada. I’ve found two of them inside my condo recently and I would like to know if they might be a problem.
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What is this bone from?

This object showed up on my fire escape in New York city. It appears to be some kind of bone. It's a bit smaller than an adult human hand. What animal is it from?
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What are these animals, and what happened here?

While walking along the northern shore of Lake Ontario, I noticed the following strange scene: Here is a closer angle: What are these animals, and what is the likeliest cause of this?
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Insect identification of firebug types

I have seen insects like European firebug without the two dots, is it some adaptation or is it a new species? It looks exactly like a firebug but without the 2 dots on its body sorry for image clarity,...
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Are all of these images drawings of phytoplankton?

I came across the work of Ernst Haeckel and found all these beautiful drawings: drawing 1 drawing 2 drawing 3 drawing 4 drawing 5 My question is: are all of these drawings representing phytoplankton?...
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Is this a Enoki aka. velvet shank aka. Flammulina velutipes?

In December in southern Germany I found the following mushroom on a some remains of a tree. From what I read, saw and felt (sticky cap when wet), I am very sure it is a velvet shank, especially ...
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What is this tooth or tusk that was found with several others in a scrimshaw kit from Nantucket?

This was in a scrimshaw kit that was purchased at a yard sale about 20 years ago. Kit was sold by a company on Nantucket, and was old at the time of the yard sale. It is not known if this and the ...
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What is this large long-legged orange and black insect?

Around and inch long. 6 legs, bigger than a wasp, and orange and black. Found near the coast in the woods in South Carolina.
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What are these little insects in that I found in my greenhouse?

I found these little (3-4mm) insects in my indoor greenhouse where I propagate Begonia from leaf cuttings. They are slowly walking around on the soil and don't seem to be particularly interested in ...
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What is this large, lively barnacle?

Yesterday I found this creature in a rocky cove in central California, around mid tide (+ 3 feet). It's about 3-4 inches long. At first I thought it was dead, but it closed its mouth when I removed ...
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Owl identification. Winter in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada

Is this owl a 'Great Grey Owl' or 'Barred Owl'? I'm thinking a Great Grey because it was quite huge - about 1.5 to 2 feet tall.
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Bug Identification: Black Insect with Red/Orange dot on back

I lifted the cover off my push bike today and discovered 15-20 of these insects all along one of my brake cables. A few were tending to "egg" like structures that were stuck to the cable and ...
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What kind of spider is this from New Zealand?

This is biggest one I have caught so far: They would occasionally walk into my house and wait for the night to go out and about.
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What is this spider with blue striped head?

I found this spider on the balcony of a Brisbane, Australia quarantine hotel. About 1.5cm. Anyone know what it is?
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What are these bugs eating my lumber?

Duplicate of this question. I found bugs in wood that I've had air drying for the last few years. What are they? I had a tree cut down a few years ago and some of the wood milled in to slabs. However, ...
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Exoskeleton Bug Identification

I found these bug shells / exoskeletons / casings in the corner of my room and I am wondering what they could be. They are about 1-2 cm long. The light colored spots on the floor are likely related. I ...
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Is this a Northern Black Widow?

I’m in Florida and my 5 year old spotted a spider on an old watering pale toy. It looks like a widow in shape and color, and has red spots down it’s back. Most black widows here don’t have anything on ...
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Are there taxonomic keys for members of the family poeciliidae in America?

I wish to know what are the taxonomic aspects necessary for the identification of certain species of poecilids, specifically what is the role in the counting of rays and spines and also the ...
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Please, help identify this sea worm

It was found in Malta, in a puddle by the sea. It left a lot of tiny hair on the shoes (which we removed thoroughly without touching them). I didn’t have any coins with me so I put keys for scale.
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Can you name this spider?

Found this spider in my bathroom in central London,UK. I’m convinced it’s tropical. I’m probably wrong. My kids are very curious. Many thanks!
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What insect is this? I spotted it on a wall in a bedroom [duplicate]

This is the closest distance & the best photo resolution I could get from my handphone. I discovered it on a wall in my bedroom. Could anyone identify what insect is it? Why the insect is in the ...
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Identify grasshopper species

I found this grasshopper on a house door in central Italy. It did not move for the whole day. I can tell it's a grasshopper, however I am unable to determine the exact species. Size: ca. 6cm Feel free ...
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Is this tailed butterfly a coral hairstreak?

I spotted this butterfly feeding on some lantana in Fort Worth, Texas. It looks exactly like a coral hairstreak, but it has these two tails (?) on its hind wing, whereas I thought coral hairstreaks ...
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What insect eggs are these?

There are only 3 eggs. A pink colour with stripes on it. Is it possible to identify the species? Found right below a window, on the wood. I'm in Bangalore, India.
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Help identifying 3mm bug that looks like a bed bug

I found this bug, size approx 3-5mm crawling on the floor. I've searched for bed bug images but I'm not certain if this is one. This seems to have a separate / longer torso than the ones in the bed ...
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Kansas Spider Identification, found in Pasta Package

I live in Kansas. I found a spider inside my macaroni pasta package after dinner (6pm), and I really want to figure out its species. Since I have consumed food from that package, I'm especially ...
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Species Identification: Worms in the toilet, Central Switzerland [duplicate]

I wasn't in my flat for about 2 weeks. When I came back I found some worms in the toilet. What species is that? I also recorded a short video of it here.
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What is the nature of these sprouts?

With zero knowledge of botany, but curious enough to do some research of what I observe, I would like to know the reason for this young sprout in the lower part of a 2 m long Hoya carnosa. I did not ...
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What is this plant (see the photo)?

EDIT: Found in Asia, China, latitude ~25 degree. Size about several centimeters. I wonder what this plant is? It looks quite unlike the plants we see everyday. I have tried photo search engines and ...
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What butterfly species is represented on this painting?

I am wondering if the butterflies represented on this painting correspond to a real species. Do you know if this is the case and if yes, what species they belong to? Or at least, what species could ...
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What kind of spider is this? (Central Texas)

This is in Austin, TX, USA. Photos taken at night on a phone with a flash, so colors may not be entirely accurate. I found this spider hiding inside my motorcycle cover, which I'd thrown in a pile on ...
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Vertebrae looking bone found on beach in New Zealand

I found this bone on a beach in New Zealand. Does anybody have any idea which part of the body or which animal it’s from? (click to enlarge)
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Can someone identify this insect species

I found a dozen of these insects on my wooden floorboards in the city of Athens, Greece (Mediterranean climate) (altitude 200m, 10 km from nearest shore). Currently it's Autumn. Size is about 0.5cm (...
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What is this bird species in the Pacific NW?

I don’t think it’s a Black Phoebe, as they have black beaks not white. Is it a Grosbeak? This was taken in the Pacific NW.. . Sorry for the pic quality. If this isn’t the right place to post this, ...
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Is this a Box Tree Moth?

This moth has been hanging about near my house recently (South London area, October 2021) - I have seen it 2/3 times in the last fortnight. I have never seen anything this colour before which is why ...
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What species is this fly? Look like mosquito with unusually long legs

I found this in Bangalore, India. It looks exactly like a mosquito but with extremely long legs, first I confused it with long legged spider (which are common here) but it's not, Can someone tell me ...
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What is the name of this mosquito-like insect?

While I was studying, this insect fell down from the ceiling. It was alone and not in a swarm. It looked much like a mosquito but is quite larger compared to a mosquito.. I live in the Indian ...
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What bug has similar legs to a prawn?

This is a bug that I observe in Melbourne. This bug is living in wet places and jumping a few centimeters while its length is 8.5mm. It does not have insect legs. It's legs are more similar to prawn. ...
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What are these bugs wiggling white fluffy hats?

Seen yesterday (October 10) in Southern Ontario (near Muskoka), near a lake. Maybe 0.5cm in size or so, during the afternoon. Hundreds of these little bugs seem to be holding or attached to a curly ...
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Identification of butterfly from its caterpillar stage

Today I visited Bannerghatta national park's butterfly park situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. I snapped a picture of a caterpillar in butterfly park. I inquired to caretakers over there for the ...
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What species of snake is this? It was sighted in NE New Mexico, Union County

The snake in this photograph was found injured/dead in Clayton, Union, New Mexico (USA) on 10/06/2021. I want to know if it is a juvenile bullsnake or a Chihuahuan Night Snake...or something ...
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Identity of plant bearing a cluster of bulbous, glossy red fruits (Oak Ridges Moraine)

Location: Oak Ridges Moraine, Ontario (Durham Region) Date: October 4, 2021 Site: Full shade; hillside; sugar bush
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Deflated bag-like species on beach: Identification

I encountered this on a beach in Chandipur, along the Bay of Bengal in India. Quite a few of them were scattered in different locations. Identification of this controversial object is appreciated.
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Identification of bird observed in Western Australia near the city of Perth in February

This bird was observed during a holiday in Western Australia near the city of Perth in February 2019. Maybe somebody can help me figure out the species.
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Identification of tree seed pods observed in Western Australia near the city of Perth in February

These where observed during a holiday in Western Australia near the city of Perth in February 2019. I assume they are tree seed pods. But from which tree?
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Identifying unknown biting insect

Pattaya (Thailand). Unknown insect (similar to a beetle) that bite: long 2 mm, large 1 mm. It has 2 front claws. Pictures attached. Probably it lost some legs when killed (I felt the bite and I ...

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