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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 sort of fish is this?

Just saw a meme online with this fish on it. Is this a real fish? Can some aquatic expert identify this for us?
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What species is this fly?

I am looking for an ID of this fly at genus or preferably species level. Location: The Netherlands. Size: approx. 7-8mm Habitat: indoors, attic. Timing: usually appears late winter, early spring
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Small mammal identification

Small skull found in Alberta, Canada. Do not know the region. Skull is about 17 mm in length. Trying to identify the species, narrowed it down to most like a species of vole but can't figure out which ...
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10 inch spider near Mexico City

Four years ago I found a spider so big that I'll never forget. Unfortunately I don't have a picture but I guess there isn't a lot of big spiders in Mexico. So here are some things I remember: It wasn'...
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What species is this cocoon?

I found this cocoon outside my house and I want to know what insect might be inside it and it’s species. Please help! I found it a day ago when it was a worm, now its a cocoon, it’s like outside the ...
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What is the name of this moth and why does it have an extra wing?

Moth of length 15mm. Seen in Kerala, India on March 2019. Third Unusual wing part visible. Without mobile flash the colour of moth visible is completely black.
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Help identify this vertabrae found on Costa Rica beach

I was walking down tamarindo beach in Costa Rica today and came upon a really LARGE section of vertabrae.. I matched it against a crocodile a shark , whales, a horse, a cow, a snake even ... any ideas ...
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Can anyone identify this creature that looks like a stick?

This thing was on me. I thought was a stick until it moved. It had a black worm like thing come out one end and stood up and thats how it moved. It would stick to fabric also. In Louisiana
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What is this Peacock-like creature?

In the below picture I believe bird in the foreground is a female. The one that opens the wings is the male.
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Which moth is this?

City name - Mohali (Chandigarh) Season - winter(after rain of western disturbance) Location - IISER Mohali hostel near tube light of mess Time - 21:49, 22 February 2019 Size - 1.5cm 2:
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Insect ID, Ecuador

Picture was taken in the Ecuadorian Amazon in January 2019, during the day, elevation about 300 meters. The size was not recorded but might be no bigger than a housefly judging from the photo. It ...
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can you tell me what kind of animal this is?

I found this skull over 2 years ago and i have been unable to find another like it or even come across someone who knows what it is. i live in south mississippi and the animal it came from looked like ...
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Any Ideas what this insect might be?

A year ago my family and I were in Tanzania on vacation. Upon returning to our home in Alaska my wife found a small stowaway in her luggage. Feeling sorry for the poor creature we put it in a ...
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Is this bedbug or book louse? [duplicate]

Hello everyone. I have been seeing tiny critters like this one in bed and I started to worryif they are bed bugs. Although they seem different in appearance as well as the fact that they don't seem to ...
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Is this a type of fruit fly?

I live in Taipei, and these flying insects are about 2-4 millimeters long (body length). They are very active when it's over roughly 24C indoors, and will fly, land and run around randomly on ...
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Is this a venomous (poisonous) spider?

Today I found a spider in my home that I have never seen before. I live in Karachi, Pakistan. I want to know which spider is this and if it is venomous and danger for me or my family ?? Is this ...
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Can you identify this insect?

I found this insect in my own courtyard in the city of Pamplona, Navarre, Spain; during mid-February. My courtyard is never directly exposed to sunlight and is always cold, poorly lit and humid. It ...
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Do you know which is this small flower in Asturias?

Was located in the Turón valley on Mieres, Asturias, Spain (https://goo.gl/maps/BMwyfWtiSdw). Found it at 900 meters of altitude. The plant is just about 8 cm high maybe. All the ones I've found were ...
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What bird is this (found at Alice Springs Desert Park in Australia)?

I was reviewing photographs of the animals we found on our trip to Australia during the past September and I cannot find what is the bird in the picture. It was found inside Alice Springs Desert Park, ...
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Can you name this plant that likes shade on Asturias?

This was located in the Turón valley on Mieres, Asturias, Spain. Usually, I find this plant in shadowy, not too illuminated spots, although I'm not sure if that's important or simply coincidence. This ...
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Fruit identification - What is this green long fruit?

I found this fruit in the South of France, but I have no Idea what it is. It's a green, hard fruit. I tried to cut it to see the inside (on the following pictures). It fell from a big tree, but I don'...
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Flying insects on olive tree

They may be responsible for why the leaves are drying out. Location is in West Europe. Their size may be 0.5 cm to 1 cm
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Spider found in bathroom can’t identify

Found this spider in my bathroom on the wall by the door. Near Houston, TX.
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Spine found on the beach

Can someone please tell me which animal does this spine belong to? I found it today on the beach..
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Can someone help me to identify what kind of pear is this?

I went to my local groceries supermarket (in Lima, Peru) and found this cheerful looking pear named locally as "pera canela". But I found it weird as the only variety which I'm aware of is Packham's ...
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Are These Oyster Crabs?

I found these crabs at the end of September, 2018. My family was vacationing on the coast of Lopez Island in the Pacific Ocean off of Washington State. I have been trying to figure out what they are ...
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What is this plant that spontaneously sprouted in my balcony?

I have a big pot on my balcony that has inhabited many kinds of plants over the years. One spring I got to unexpected sprouts from seeds the size of an apple or orange seed. One survived and grew to ...
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Does anybody knows name of this bird I found in my backyard in India?

I found this bird in my backyard in India. I checked several websites but wasn't able to identify it. Any help would be appreciated.
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What is this insect in winter?

I came across a bunch of these tiny ball-pen-sized insects that (to me) look like they belong to the beetle family. They are all dead but I do remember seeing it once flying in my apartment. They are ...
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Insect/cocoon ID?

Can anyone ID this? We’re in the Rocky Mountains, Western US. We found it stuck to the wall of our garage, a few feet up, hidden behind a snow sled. It seems to be covered, or surrounded, in what ...
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Is this a Loranthus Europaeus?

Location: Austria, Vienna Ottakringer Wald Date: Feb 8 I found something beneath a tree with epiphyta , which I thought to be Viscum album but is vividly yellow instead of white and I found no ...
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What is this furry, long-limbed, presumably tree-dwelling creature?

Can anyone identify the species below? I believe the picture was taken at the Museum Of Zoology in Cambridge so maybe someone cleverer than me could narrow it down using their collections search. Of ...
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particles in spirulina medium

Can any one suggest what are this particles in my spirulina growing medium? PH is between 10 and 11 and the medium is few months old. It turned green and stays green color even after I filter ...
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What are these insects

I am conducting research and these insects were found on my biological sample (sections of pig's femora placed in an artificial water setting). My location: Mississauga, ON What species of insects ...
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What insect would make a hole and lay eggs in it

Does anyone here have an idea what insect would make a 1-2mm hole in a grape vine cane, and lay small white/clear eggs? Holes in cane:
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Identification of a small flat bug

So for the last few days I have been noticing these small bugs in my bathroom -- they don't appear frequently, and I see them once or twice a month. The characteristics and behavior I observed are as ...
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Egypt bug needs identification please

Is it possible to identify this bug,,? Found in South Sinai .in Egypt . Only seen crawling but maybe it can fly ? Black with 6 legs. 2 long black "strings " coming from back end Thank you
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What type of spider is this that just decided to stop my plans of sleeping

This tiny little spider decided to stop my plans of sleep at 1am, since I have no plans of getting to sleep any time soon may someone tell me what type of spider could be this monsterous!
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What is this fungus growing on tree stumps?

Location: Austria, Vienna, Ottakring Forest Time: 2019, Feb 2, 16:02 local time Size: From below; lamellar structure: Some more angles: I found many tree stumps nearby covered by moss, but only ...
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Worm type bug inside of stick? What is it? [duplicate]

This bug was found on the wall of my closet in Seattle, Washington. It has been around 40-50°F lately, and it is winter. It looks like a tiny, brown, fuzzy stick/twig, but there is a hole through the ...
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What is this insect I found in my kitchen? [duplicate]

So I found this bug crawling around near my kitchen sink. There were two others, but not any sort of swarm. I think they're some sort of insect larva, as they don't have a bunch of legs like a ...
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What is this strange flower which I found on an upheaval in Rhodes (Greece) in July?

It looks like it carries berries instead of blossoms. Is it actually a flower or rather a baby tree? I found it in a Google image search (see here: https://goo.gl/images/vfBDSP), but there was no ...
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What Type of fly is this? its huge

I found this stunningly beautiful Fly in a graveyard in Point Lonsdale Australia. Can someone tell my what type it is Please. It was wide as my thumbnail about 3cm long.
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What is this species of green frog found in store-bought flowers in France?

Today I found a frog in a big flower composition bought at a french shop (living in Grenoble, south of France). It started snowing today, and I'd like to keep it until it's warmer outside. So could ...
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What species of short plant is this in Iran?

Anyone knows the name of this Iranian local species?
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Help identify marine specimen I found?

I came across this specimen which I assume belongs toeither the phylum porifera or to the coelenterata. Can someone please help me identify it?
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What is name of the red eyed rabbit or hare, found in Himalayan region?

Is it Rabbit or Hare? The eyes are red in colour. These animals are habitat of Himalaya. The pictures are taken in Dowhill Park, Kurseong, West Bengal, India.
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Species-ID: What is this thing attached to my wall (California, USA)

I found this thing attached to my wall next to my garden. I live in Simi Valley, California, USA. At first I thought it was a caterpillar and I left it alone, but after 2 or 3 months I don’t think it ...
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What is this bug I squished? [duplicate]

I noticed this insect scratching around underneath my desk. When it scurried out and I saw its size -- about 2 inches in length -- I startled and put my shoe down on it. What is it? Is this more ...