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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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Which plant's part is this?

I found this plant in Rajasthan, India. This sample is 4-5 cm long. This is an ornamental plant. It was a potted plant. I put my fingertip in the photo to give an idea of size of the specimen. I can't ...
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What is the scientific name of this plant that is possibly called ogre ears?

I already did a reverse image search and came up with "ogre ears" as a name for this plant. However, this name is associated with other plants: Crassula argentea and Crassula ovata. What is the ...
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Mysterious spherical mass of feathers (Reddit)

Original posting from Reddit I am posting this here in the hopes that an ornithologist might be able to shed some light on this unusual finding. Locality is Boise, Idaho. This appears to be a ...
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Can you help me identifying an insect I saw?

I'm a student of biology and yesterday we went to the fields to collect some plants for our herbariums. Suddenly one student of our group said that he saw a very strange bug that he thought that was ...
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Plant identification and toxicity

What type of plant this is and is it poisonous (and, if so, in what quantities)? The pictures were taken at Gullane Bay, Scotland. The plant is widely present in that region.
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ID bug found in Mojave county, USA

What is this? I found it under a bed sheet. I live In Mojave county, AZ, USA, in the middle of the desert. It was probably 1/8 inch long. And narrow.
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Is this headlice or bed bug [closed]

This is very small. About the size of a grain of rice. I Felt it crawling in my hair. When I brushed my hair off this fell out in the sink. I was wondering if it's lice. I'm in Mojave county Az
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what is this bug ? i found it on bed 2 times

What is this 1mm long bug I found on my bed in Egypt? Here is its back photo
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What kind of spider is this? hoping its not poisonious

Found outdoors, after it was killed we found little tiny baby spiders on our ceilings throughout our house. really wanting to know if this spider is venomous or not as we have a baby of our own in the ...
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What species is this grey insect with red antennae and mouthparts? [duplicate]

I’m very curious to know whether this is a type of ant or not, I only see 6 legs. Found in Tampa, Florida near Tarpon Springs.
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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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What kind of insect eggs are these (found in Malaysia)?

What kind of eggs are these? Found outside on a window, when I removed them via scraping, whitish oozy fluid came out. I've seen this before but they've been appearing more frequently, always appear ...
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What species is this lizard?

A small green lizard (20 cm in size). It was found in the direct neighboorhood of a house, in a small village in the Hungarian hills south of the Balaton lake. It was found in the middle of the day. ...
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What type of Caterpillar is this?

What type of Caterpillar is this? My hand brushed against this last night and it burned and itched immediately. Today it's starting to blister, is red, and itches all around the bumps. I was ...
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Tiny bug in Amman-Jordan

I saw this bug many times in my room this spring. Can any one help identifying it?!
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What kind of house plant is this?

This is a house plant I have that I love but I don’t know what it’s called. I’d love to research it and even buy more but it’s name is a mystery. Picture taken in Ontario, Canada.
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Can anybody identify this kind of plant?

Location: Low Tatras, Slovakia, elevation: 1800 m. Can anybody identify this plant from Slovakia mountains?
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Identify This Glowing Insect

When I was walking in my garden at night I saw this small glowing insect, can you identify what is this insect? Location: Middle-East Palestine Size: Length about 1 CM This image in the dark (see ...
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Identify This Plant (Flower)

I just bought this plant from flower shop, after it flowered it was very beautiful red flower, can anyone tell me what is this flower?
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Can someone help me identify this Brazilian spider?

Does anyone know anything about the identification of this spider? Sorry, but it's the only image I have. It was shot at 2004, January 25th (summer), at 11:27 AM, in Cerrado biome at Minas Gerais ...
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Which animal is this? (Bone)

Which animal is this? It was found in Denmark in a few centimeters depth. The length is approximately 12 centimeters.
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What kind of spider is this? Bolivia

Can anyone help me identify this spider found in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is quite small. This photo shows it on a normal mortar layer between brick.
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What the name of this fish?

Well saw this on a fish group on facebook. Noone can give a decent answer so I came to you guys hoping you can help us? The one who posted lives in the Philippines and he said he caught it in the ...
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How can I learn biology by myself? [duplicate]

I am only 15 years old,and my primary school education hasn't been that good,also I forgot a lot of things. I would like to start again,and I am asking for your advice. What are some of the good ...
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Dragonish caterpillar from North Vietnam

I encountered this caterpillar in North Vietnam (Hanoi) and could not find any reliable web site for this kind of search. I am not an entomologist, so I don't even know how to describe it, except that ...
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What species of tree is this (found in Navarre, Spain, many tiny flowers)?

It was planted within the urban area of Pamplona, Navarre, in Spain. It does not seem like it's native to the area, since no trees like it are found in nearby forests. Its size is of 7-9 meters, while ...
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Is this an imprint of a fossil?

I found this stone in the arizona desert. Sort of far from humans on the side of a Butte
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Identify this plant from Bangladesh

It's bearing fruits near it's base which seems pretty unusual. Location: Risang Waterfall, Khagrachhari, Bangladesh
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Identify this frog from Bangladesh

Description: About 5-6 in long Time: March,2019 (summer) Location: (Alutila Cave) Khagrachari, Bangladesh
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Tiny white very hard cell bug! Please help to identify!

I found these bugs walking on the floor/ wall and on my laptop. And unfortunately I think they could be in my bed, too, since I bring my laptop to bed sometimes. I live in a big city in the ...
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Tiny dark-colored bug ID in Amman-Jordan

I live in Amman-Jordan and I keep finding this bug species on my walls. I saw four till now on the walls of another room. A little bit bigger than the first one. Click on all photos to open full-...
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Tiny light-colored bug ID in Amman-Jordan [duplicate]

Can you please help me identify this bug I keep finding inside my home in Amman-Jordan. Mostly on the wall and once on the bed sheet. Too small to be noticed and too light colored. I used my flash ...
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Does anyone know what kind of fish this is?

My dad caught this little fish, but it is too small for us to know what it is. We live in New South Wales, Australia so it has to be a fish native to here -- does anyone know?
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Leaf-curling type spider southeastern US

I have a spider in my backyard in Mobile, AL. It seems to have sewn itself up inside of a living water oak leaf. I tried googling it but only came up with this Austrailian spider that does a similar ...
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What is this agglomeration of pink cells I found attached to a stone?

Photo taken in a garden in Singapore. The organism is attached to a stone, close to water. Many of these were there. Size approx 3cm. The shell of this eggs is very soft. When touched, a pink ...
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Identification of Black-Grey Striped Spider (India ,Kolkata)?

I found it on my rooftop . Location : India , Kolkata Season : Summer Morphology : Hairy Legs , with black and grey striped body . Length- 4cm -5cm with legspan Width - 2cm-3cm I couldnt get better ...
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What is this plant's scientific name?

This is the picture of a tree in my college's botanical garden. First I thought it to be a banana tree for its leaves but then seeing its lower part, I don't think it is a banana tree. So what is it'...
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What is this white, winged insect?

I saw this insect crawling on a wall in the UK (Birmingham) today (March 28th). It's about 5mm long. I assumed it was a white fly, but having looked at other images of white files on google, I don't ...
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what is the name of this fish?

]2 fishes are of length 2 to 3 inches.
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What plant have I collected?

I have collected this plant from the soil in a park in Belgium. I thought it was a child of a plant which was growing nearby but when the leaves started to grow I realised it is a different plant. ...
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What kind of lichen is it (no. 2)?

I think i found very interesting lichen. I discoved it at 1.15 PM CET in Prague nature conservation area called Divoka Sarka. I took this picture on the place of my discovery. One piece of this ...
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Is this Indian snake venomous?

I found this snake near a small garden. Location: India (Hyderabad, south India) Temperature: 38 oC Humidity: 28% Time: 2 hours past noon (2PM). Similar snake was found in drainage of our ...
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What is this bug

This insect flew into my house in Singapore while it was raining. Size is around 1.5 inches. What is this?
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What type of insect or bee is this?

First time with Mason Bees here in Tacoma WA. We had three come out of their cocoons today. One female is working in a tube. But we had one insect who flew up to near the bee house, shook off their ...
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Identifying a mysterious bird in the writings of Hebrew prophet Jeremiah

In Jeremiah 17:11, the verse states: קֹרֵ֤א דָגַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יָלָ֔ד עֹ֥שֶׂה עֹ֖שֶׁר וְלֹ֣א בְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט בַּחֲצִ֤י ימו [יָמָיו֙] יַעַזְבֶ֔נּוּ וּבְאַחֲרִית֖וֹ יִהְיֶ֥ה נָבָֽל׃ Like a 'korei' ...
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What kind of Caiman is this and what is on it's nose?

I was able to snap a good picture in the Manù Parque Nacional in Peru. When I reviewed the pictures in more details I noticed something on it's nose, that resemble insects. What are those? Is it a ...
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Spider Identification (UK)

I found this spider (~10 mm body length) indoors on a wall (South-East England) and I was wondering what species it was. My first guess is false black widow, but I can't be sure. I'd be grateful if ...
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Red and yellow insect found in kitchen in Conrad, Montana (USA)

Beetle found in our kitchen in Conrad, Montana (USA) on 3/13/19:
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What are these tiny creatures swimming around my aquarium?

I was checking out my aquarium today, and decided to scoop out a water sample and take a look at it more closely. What I discovered were numerous, very, very tiny white worms (?) swimming around in ...
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Is it possible to identify this microscopic particle?

So I was playing amateur scientist with my 11 year old. This photograph is from rainwater in a bird-feeding bowl in south England, at 300x. It looks biological, but I have no idea what this is. Is ...