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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 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 ...
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Trying to identify these trees. Shot in Fresno Country, California from I-5

This was shot in an agricultural area of Fresno Country in California off Highway I-5. There were lots of citrus crops nearby, but these are obviously something else. Any help is appreciated! Robert
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Trying to identify the tree in this picture. Shot from the Nepenthe restaurant, Big Sur, California

I'm trying to identify the tree in this picture. This was shot from the Nepenthe restaurant, Big Sur, California. Any help is appreciated! Thanks, Robert
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Snake with red eyes and black skin found in a plant pot

It was found dead/stiff in an empty plant pot in a kitchen. Could it be a young Höllenotter (a melanistic vipera berus, photo in Wikimedia Commons)? Is the reddish/brownish part an injury? And ...
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What species of mushroom is this?

Growing up in Oregon I don't remember ever seeing these. There are different mushrooms growing all over my backyard right now, but these look way different than all the others and there was only a ...
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What mammal or creature dropped this? (Warning: Gross Pictures)

I'm at a loss to explain what creature dropped or created this. This giant pile showed up virtually overnight. If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it. The ...
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What are these tiny, swarming, jumping bugs?

I built a small plywood box in my yard (on Long Island, NY, USA) for some stray cats about a year ago. I didn't bother waterproofing the box, and so over time the box has gotten damp. About two weeks ...
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What is this tiny lizard?

This tiny guy stumbled into our house in the suburbs of Sydney. What species is it? It's dark and has two yellow stripes going along the length of its body. They start on its head and go right above ...
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What species is this orange mushroom in Romania?

So I've found these mushrooms near a ditch on a field a few days ago in Romania. Can anyone help me with identifying what species of mushroom is this? The size of a mushroom is about 3-6 cm in ...
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Bug identification - Beetle, grasshopper, moth-like and it also flies [duplicate]

Could anyone please help me identify this creature? It can fly and seems to like crawling as well. It has mandibles that are beetle-like. Approximately 3cm/2inch. Location: KwaZulu Natal, South ...
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Frog identification - two different frogs seen in New Zealand

Me and my friends these two frogs in man-made ponds in an area which is undergoing development for residential use. Anyone able to identify these beauties? Also would be interested as to how these ...
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What jellyfish is this?

I saw this jellyfish at Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia. I have searched jellyfish images but there is nothing similar. It is round with a diameter of approximately 80cm and the blue part looks ...
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Acid splashing beetle | Germany | Middle Europe

I found a beetle trapped in the bottom of a staircase. When I tried to put it on a paper, it turned and splashed something like acid in my face. I saw drops on my glasses and it begun to burn on my ...
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How specimens are organized in a large biological specimens archive

In a library, (and I'm not totally sure about this, but from experience) books are organized by category/theme into sections, and then they are given a number so that, globally, the numbers are ...
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Need help with these invasive vines damaging trees causing tree limbs to break

I need some help identifying various vines growing and girdling trees:
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Is there a macroscopic amoeba-like organism that lives on land?

In the early 1970s, as a teen, I hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park, going up the base of a mountain. The path went through a deciduous forest (there were brown leaves beneath the trees) and I saw ...
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What is this colourful insect?

Found this colourful insect in our garden. It measures about 1.5cm. I am from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysiai
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What is the name of the species of this butterfly?

Well,I am from India and live in the northern part of the country.I commonly find these butterflies during winter or spring seasons. The original image shot is:
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What bug is this? (England)

I have found this small bug on the wall in my bedroom, and have been trying to figure it out what it is for months. There are more of this kind. They are tiny, I can't see how they look like with ...
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Identify mystery insect found in Boston, USA

This insect is approximately 2.5mm. It was recently observed in a Boston USA shower. Do you know what type of insect this is?
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Never seen a spider with this pattern before

Found this spider at work in the Leicestershire area of the United Kingdom. Never seen one with this kind of pattern on its back before so was curious as to what it is. (Size: 2-2.5 inches)
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What species is this gray bee?

Is this a bee at all, is it just an albino Apis mellifera? It is roughly the same size as regular honey bees, and was pollinating lavenders along with many of the latter. There was a couple of these ...
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Bug identifying [duplicate]

Can anyone help me identify this insect found in my office today?
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Is this plant lantana camara? If not what is it?

I was in a botanical garden recently and wasn't able to find the tag on this plant. The diameter of the entire flower tended to be around 5cm. Google seems to suggest its lantana camara but I'm not ...
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What is this insect flying in my Los Angeles bathroom?

We live in the Los Angeles area. This insect has been very common in our bathrooms recently: They're about 1/4" long, and can often be found resting on our towels. In the months leading up to ...
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What spider species is this?

I saw this spider yesterday and it was the first time I saw one. It had a log slender body and an almost tail like end. It also can apparently jump. Just wanted to know what species this is. Location (...
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Do these large spiders in Taiwan belong to different species?

I see both of these spiders (and others) frequently on hiking trips outside of Taipei. Their large webs are often high overhead between trees but can be right across a hiking trail that hasn't been ...
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Is identifying the genus of a fungus (mushroom specifically) enough?

Does the genus of a mushroom have enough information about it, without the species? Let's say I wanted to identify a mushroom (when picking) to see if I can safely pick and later eat it. Let's say I ...
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Berries ID - Can someone help us identify this plant?

Found it in the hilly areas of Meghalaya - a state of India. Not sure if is edible or not, we haven't tried it but it gives a beautiful blue color when used for dying. The seeds are big and there ...
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Jellyfish gulf of Thailand

I found may such jellyfishes on the Hua Hin beach in 27.11.2018. They measure around 25 cm. Since I'm more botanist, I have big problem to identify it. Google doesn't help me a lot (spent 3 hours ...
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Mushroom Identificaton(USA)

I need help identifying a perculiar species of mushroom found in my yard today. Color is orange-yellow, around 3-4 inches total radius, its a cluster of tiny to medium mushrooms. They were found near ...
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What kind of insect can this be? This appears to be just a shell after and insect went through a metamorphosis process

What kind of insect can this be? This appears to be just a shell after an insect went through a metamorphosis process.
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Can anyone tell me what type of fish this is?

Notice the reflective patterns on its underside. I think it must be a deep water fish. It was found washed up on the ocean sand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (USA) after a hurricane.
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What is the name of this red and blue striped spider (?) - Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Anyone knows the name of this thing? I found it in our bathroom. It is maybe 10-15 mm. It looks like a spider but the colors left me puzzled
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ID large-thorned plant growing in Turkey

Can anyone identify this plant which is growing in a friend's garden in the Uzumlu area of Turkey. It has very large spikes/thorns. I'm told it doesn't have flowers or seeds so we are wondering how it ...
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What kind of mite is this?

I found this (mite?) on my head skin close to hair. Is it a common dust mite or something else? Photographs under a simple microscope (10x objective) are below. Size is in the order of tenths of mm. ...
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What is this insect

This was found in my house in florida
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What species is this aromatic plant found in a mountainous region of Greece?

This plant was found in the Taygetos mountains, Greece, and had a lemony smell. Small plant about a foot high. The shiny recurved leaves are reminiscent of rosemary, and the dry seed-heads seem ...
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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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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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Identifying a mushroom. (Pyrenees near Gavarnie, France)

Can anyone help me identify this mushroom? (a still frame from video taken in the Pyrenees near Gavarnie in France). Also is it edible or poisonous?
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Help me identifiy this insect

I found this insect in Pune/India. It looked like a fly, and it was running over a leaf. Size is about 2mm-3mm. Is it juvenile of some fly species or is it not even a fly?
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What is this underwater creature?

West Bali, about 10 meters deep. Body is roughly 10 cm across. Does not move.
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What is this trilobite-like creature?

This was found under a rock in a freshwater creek in Maryland. Stayed like this for while, then stretched out long, then contracted, and then JUMPED off the rock back into the water. Looks like a ...
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Garden plant in south of France

When visiting the south of France (around St Tropez) I had a plant in the garden which I initially mistook for mint but the aroma of the leaves (when rubbed) was distinctly different (I cannot put a ...
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What creature is this?

Found on a beach in Brisbane, Australia. Only a few cms of it was visible but I dug the rest of it out, it was about 20cm in length.
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(Aquatic gastropod) Physae identification

I need help to identify a physa. What are the identification keys to make the difference between: physa fontinalis, physa marmorata , physa acuta (syn. Physella acuta) The difference ...
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What insect is this? (England)

Found this in my room and haven't seen anything like it before. It was about 4-5cm long and has wings. Flew away before I could get a better picture. Photo taken from the Midlands, UK
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Can you please help me identify this insect?

I have been trying to get rid of this bug and need help to identify it. I found this in my bedroom first. I don't think this is a bed bug as I saw it fly. It is black with some white spots on it. ...
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What spider is that?

It was scared because my cat was playing with it. I saw it tonight (22 October) in Slobozia, Romania. I never saw something like it. The back is white with no points or marks or lines.