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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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Algae or Lichen identification. Coastal BC, Canada

I have tried all books and internet resources I know of, but I still have no idea what this might be — a lichen or something else. At first glimpse, I thought it was something man-made and unnatural, ...
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Identifying a shrub with unusual “many shoots” growth behavior

While recently hiking in the southern mountains of New Hampshire, we came across a plant, and some of them were exhibiting what we interpreted to be a disease, or least unusual growth. On some of the ...
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Can anyone identify this tiny insect?

Very high magnification, size of a very small ant. Found in Menorca, spain
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Why is there a weevil on top of a beetle?

A click beetle was walking around and there is a weevil on top of it. Any idea why? I would also like to know the exact species of these insects. ! Time: 18:50, place: Netherlands / Noord-Hollands ...
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What is this seaside thing?

I found this on the sand and I do not know what is it? I thought it is sea devil, however I checked google and it is not. Can someone tell me what is it(its name )
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What is this insect in a cocoon climbing a web?

I found this thing hanging from the framework of my garage yesterday: The size of the object in the picture was about .75 inches tall by maybe a quarter inch wide. This was taken yesterday in a ...
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Species identification please - Bug is a plague for Italian Stone Pines (Pinus Pinea)

They hangout on the top of Pinus pinea and spray a sticky substance all over the place. Size is about 2mm (head and abdomen) may be 4mm including antennae and legs. Could you please help me identify ...
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Type of Tree With Somewhat Squarish Fruit

I live in the SF Bay Area and am trying to identify a tree on my street. It's the fruit that is confusing me -- does anyone know what this fruit is? It's not a rare tree -- there are at least several ...
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What kind of bug is in this photo

Wondering what kind of bug this is found outside
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I found this insect. What's the name for it?

It's not moving pretty fast and It's kind of brown underneath
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What are these bladder snail parasites?

I collected some bladder snails several months ago. While checking them out one day, I noticed that they were now infested with worm-like ectoparasites. Appearance and behavior Here's a picture of a ...
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Help identifying a weird creature

Okay, so there is this weird creature, which has been crawling around our house. I can hear it moving around, and it's especially active in the dark. I've however been able to take a picture of it. If ...
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What’s the name of this tree?

I’m trying to find information about this tree that I didn’t plant. Looking for information in terms of pruning, etc. It had white flowers on it this spring, but is now flower less and has very few ...
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What type of maggots are these?

After leaving some hot dogs out in the sun at a pool party, we brought them inside and refrigerated them. I took them out today without thinking and microwaved them. When I put them on my plate, I ...
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What species of thermophilic prokaryote is present in hot compost that creates white mould like threads?

A method known as the "hot composting" method aims to create the right ratio of carbon rich and nitrogen rich materials in the pile in order to encourage thermophilic organisms to thrive in order to ...
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Green insects on gooseberry plants

I have green insects that eat the leaves of my gooseberry plants: The location of the insects is Toronto, Ontario. The insects seem to only eat the leaves of the plants (not the fruit). They have ...
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Worm Identification

Please identify the attached worm and larvae. Location: Payette, Idaho Approximate size: 1 mm Found in home.
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What is this thing that is growing in my yard? And should I get rid ot if?

I live in Wilmington, Delaware (Mid-Atlantic USA). The north side of my yard is largely shaded by my house and grass is spotty. Periodically when I go into the yard I will find as many as four pod-...
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What species of worm is this? Found in underwear on Ecuador coast

My wife found this worm in her underwear this morning when she woke up. It wasnt attached to her or anything. About 4-5 inches long. Redish in color and slightly see through, meaning you could sort ...
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What brazilian snake is this?

(1) Is it possible to identify the snake in the picture below? If (1) cannot be answered: (2) In view of the pattern of colors, is it possible the snake in the picture below be non-venomous? If so, ...
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Species Identification

I found this in my hair this morning! Yucko! Please help me identify it. I have tried and tried to no avail.Thanks in advance.
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What species of butterfly/moth is this please?

What species is this please? It's really tiny. That's an oregano leaf. Location: United Kingdom
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What is this fruit

What is this fruit? Is it edible? Found it in my backyard, in the Lehigh valley, eastern PA. Here's the photo:
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Does anyone know what this purple plant is? (picture taken in Turkey)

Is anyone familiar with this plant species, picture taken in the Dalaman region of Turkey. It has large purple leaves.
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What kind of ribes is this?

I have a plant in my USDA zone 5 garden that appears to be in the ribes genus. Details: The location is east of Toronto (Ontario, Canada). The plant is currently flowering (today is May 18th, 2019)....
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Help me ID snake

Could someone please tell me if this is a cotton mouth? Found 2 on my back porch, one got away. Location: Fayetteville, AR (USA) [Note: there are several ponds nearby]
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Can anyone identify this species of spider?

These spiders are all over everything on my padio in New Hampshire. Can anyone help me identify what they are?
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Can you help identify this tree from my garden?

The picture is an evergreen tree. I have seen very similar trees in Northern Italy. I would appreciate any help.
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Which spider is this? Is it dangerous?

So today while clearing the trash out of my room I found this orange spider on an abandoned piece of foam. It is carrying a weird ball with it wherever it goes. What is this? And to which genus does ...
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What kind of shiny bronze beetle is this?

Lots of these on my rosemary bush About 7mm long
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What does this skull belong to?

I was cleaning out my pool with a leaf scoop the other day and found a small object, which I assume to be a sort of skull or cartilaginous structure of something that had died. I live in Sydney, ...
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Spider identification Delaware

It looks like a wolf spider, but I've not seen these exact markings.
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What kind bottom feeder is this?

It’s about 2 1/2 inches long and had a little tail on the end. Also has short feelers that almost look like a moles.
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What's the name of this spider?

Recently, I was taking a walk down by a riverbank and saw this spider: Here's all the info I think would be useful Where? Missoula Montana, United States of America. Specifically, Greenough Park, on ...
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Can you identify this red insect?

Location: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India Date: 27 May 2017 Time: 5.33 pm The insect was found walking upwards on a plastic table. It was about 3-4cm long, as far as I remember; its been a long time ...
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Do you know what plant it is?

I saw this plant when I was on my trip to the Ukraine. I wonder if those berries are edible.
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What kind of insect is this? (seen in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

We recently (in November) saw this insect in Goma, DRC. I would appreciate help identifying it.
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Aquatic Snail Identification

I can’t for the life of me find an identification of these snails. They’re thriving in brackish water, but may be freshwater naturally. They’re about .8cm long at their largest. I believe they have ...
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What is this fruit?

There is a hairy hard shell (looking like a small kiwi), which naturally breaks, and under it there is brain-shaped red sweet flesh, half-covering the smooth black seed. Picture taken in the ...
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Tiny huntsman found in Czechia?

I found this spider today and I'm curious to know what it was. Discovered today at 14:27 CEST, about 200 meters from Hamr pond, Prague, Czech Republic. It may have been carried all the way from the ...
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Mayfly identification - Oregon

Found in a web by a very small, slow moving stream. Douglas-fir forest in Gales Creek area, April 28.
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Identification of that red and black bug

Found in France countryside, few hours ago, on a bushlike plant in direct sun light. There is dozens of individuals, by groups of 5-ish, everywhere on the plant, along aphids, maybe sucking the plant'...
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ID this insect that can stick it's head out from both ends

Can someone help to ID this insect that can stick it's head out from both ends? It has the ability to stick it's head out from either ends of it's, for lack of a better word, cocoon. I have seen ...
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What kind of fish is on the picture?

I saw these fish in a video at an art exhibition, I'd like to find out what kind they are.
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Is this European(western), Eastern(northern) or another Hedgehog?

Yesterday this little guy ambushed my bicycle, thankfully tire-hedgehog contact was avoided at the last moment. Now I am wondering which one is it. Going by wikipedia maps and photos it should be ...
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What strain of Arthrospira (Spirulina) is this?

Can anyone help me to identify this strain of Arthrospira (Spirulina)
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Identify My Spider

I live in Littleton Colorado and caught this spider because I haven't seen it before. Any idea what it is?