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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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I'm trying to identify this salamander-looking creature I found in my house today in Coos Bay, Oregon. It is about 2" long. What is it?

This is about 2" long. It is white on its underside and looks like a small salamander, except for it being white underneath. It is about 1/8th inch wide.
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Insect identification request - Is this a bed bug?

I live in Spain and today I found several of these in my son's jacket. I am afraid they are bed bugs nymphs because last year we had a bedbug epidemic in some neighborhood houses. The insect in the ...
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What insect is this with 'horn' at the side?

Found this interesting insect hiding behind the thin branch of flower (the diameter of the branch is 3-4mm) in my garden in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Can trichoptera and lepidoptera be distinguished with the naked eye?

Are there any tell-tale signs which one could use to distinguish adult trichoptera from lepidoptera? To me, trichoptera just look like moths: One method would presumably be to touch its wings and see ...
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What bug is this? I found several in my flat and I have no idea

what kind of insect is this? is it a moth larvea or a carpet bug?
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UK insect identification

15-20mm long. Brown legs, head, casing/wings (no flight witnessed). Black body with protruding back part. Long antennae. Very fast running speed. Seemingly keenly aware of surroundings. Is this some ...
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Is this long black insect with semi-long antennae and a large segmented abdomen caught in the kitchen a larva or an imago? And what is it?

This is in Northrhine Westfalia in Germany/Europe: we have those large longish and comparatively flat bugs (taking my hand below the plastic as reference, it should be about 4cm or 1 5/8in in length) ...
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Small flying insects gathering around the pot flowers

Recently I spotted relatively small flying insects gathering around the pots inside my flat. There are smaller than fruit flies, probably around 1mm - 2mm long, blackish, and fly somewhat erratically....
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What on Earth is this? [closed]

Found in a field near Braga, Portugal in October 2018.
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What is my pet tortoise' species?

I got this tortoise from my uncle. He said that it wandered into his yard. Found in Khon Kaen, Thailand during the summer.
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Can you help me identify this “thing”?

I found these "things" by chance on my wild strawberries which I grow in my organic garden. Basically, some strawberries are completely covered with them. They're transparent, they have dots equally ...
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Larvae appearing after many rainy days

After a few days of raining, I found these larvae in a puddle. What animal are they from?
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Is the “Manhattan Ant” a new species; still only found in Manhattan's Upper West Side?

I've stumbled upon the viewing.nyc article Upper West Side Has Its Own Ant Species Dubbed the "ManhattAnt" which says: Columbia University biologist Rob Dunn has discovered a unique species of ant ...
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What is this strange-shaped fruit?

The fruit has form of a cube or icosaheder. It is green but quickly becomes black. The meat of ripe fruit is easily separated from the seed, is sweet and tastes as dried plum. The seed has strange ...
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Insect identification request. Long anteni. Grasshopper legs

Found in solo cup used to catch drips from toilet valve. East coast of U.S.
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Help identifying spider found in central Indiana US

I noticed this spider outside my garage tonight, and I'm curious if anyone can help identify what type it is. A few details to help: I live in central Indiana, United States. I saw it for the first ...
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Can anyone identify this insect larvae please?

I found thus tiny creature in my shower its about 19mm in length with a see through body and moves much like a caterpillar.
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Trying to identify the species to which this vertebrae belongs

Found vertebrae in the "graveyard of the Atlantic" (on account of the 5,000+ shipwrecks since the 1520's) off Frisco/Hatteras, North Carolina. Tried searching online but not finding any perfect ...
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Can anyone help me identify what type of horns these are?

I picked these up at an estate sale a few years ago and now need to identify them for shipping purposes. They are 29x18x10.5 inches in size. A friend who works in antiques believes the are over 100 ...
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Is this tall, white tree in central Australia a kind of Eucalyptus?

This is near Alice Springs NT, Australia, about -24°S latitude, 550m. Area is arid but it's in a maintained park. I don't know the exact size, but the photo is hand-held from the ground and clearly ...
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I found these in my bathroom and WC

Are they somehow dangerous? What are they and how can I get rid of them?
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What is the name of the bug that emerging from a wood chip like cocoon?

We found it on the wall of a home at West Palm Beach Florida. Is this a kind of infestation or a sick tree near the house fall on the wall?
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What flower is this grown in Southern China

It is grown in Tropical Southern China. It is not wild.
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Identification of Jumping Spider Species

I found this jumping spider (Salticidae family) in Pune/India. Most common species of jumpers in my region is heavy-bodied jumper (Hyllus semicupreus), but this is different species by observing body ...
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What kind of bug is this? I found it on my Cleome plant in Atlanta Georgia

This bug was on my cleome plant in Atlanta Georgia
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What kind of bug is this one?

We are trying to figure out what kind of love this is? It appears to have larvae on its back it is not dust and debris.
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Can anyone identify this spider? Found in Italy

My cousin found this spider at his place. He lives near Milan, Italy, in a small town. It's a humid region, around there the are a lot of fields but it is a 15 km from the city. It's still hot in ...
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Larva attacking frog ? Guide about this

The above picture was taken in western forest of India where a larva attached itself to a frog neck. What is it and how it will effect the frog?
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Can you identify the bird in this photo?

I spotted this bird in Bangalore, atop a building on a September morning.
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Please give information about this insects

I took this photo of a small insect which I found near to my house (Maharashtra state, India). What insect is this?
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What kind of snake is this

Found this outside on patio in northern Virginia, Ashburn area, September 2018. It's about 12 inches. Is it a water snake or rattlesnake?
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What is this? Found crawling across ground under oak tree. Six arms waving, I broke off 1 trying to pick it up. Less than 1 inch long

Crawled like snail. No slime trail. Less than one inch. Six arms, I broke one off.
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What’s this bug? Sign of an infestation? Found crawling up the side of my washing machine. [WA]

Just spotted this bug on the side of my washing machine after putting some dirty clothes in the hamper and transferring a damp load to the dryer. I’m hoping it came in from outside somehow, and isn’t ...
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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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What kind of red/green/black, spiny caterpillar is this?

It's red and lime green with black on its back and a few white spots as well. Found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA).
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What kind of species is this (looks like egg of insect) [closed]

So I moved into a new PG (paying guest accommodation) and inside the almirah (cupboard), I found lots of egg like things. They are not moving, and size is comparable to normal ants. They are ...
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Help me identify this Beetle sp?

I observed many beetles like this in Pune/India in the beginning of rainy season. It was dark green in color with white spots and not too much shiny like many other beetles. Size is about 2cm to 3cm.
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What kind of spider is this? I have never seen one like this before

This was on my butterfly bush yesterday with a moth by the neck. I have never seen one like this before. Just wondering what the name is. This is in southern Illinois.
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Help identifying a fly by its remains

I recently hiked in a swampy forest in the Yaroslavl region(Eastern Europe) near lake Plesheevo and came across a clearing. Although the area was swampy and verdant, there was a 5 meter wide "bald ...
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Worm in water identification help

I live in Auckland New Zealand. I have been growing Chia seeds in bowls with just water. I noticed after a couple of weeks, these white / transparent worms appeared in the bowl. It seemed that they ...
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What is the name of this brown fly?

They started mating each other and there are lots of them in our hous. I saw them attached together from their bottom. They have 6 legs and 2 antennae. They have brown wings. i live in iran, tehran. ...
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What kind of mushroom is this, and is it edible?

I found these growing on the side of some trees (mostly birch) in my local forest in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was wondering if you could help me with identifying them. I think they smell of aniseed ...
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Snake with orange spots found in South Florida

I found this snake near my doorstep. What species is it?
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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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Snake Identification - St. Louis, MO

We found this tiny snake in the finished part of our basement today. We live in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The snake is dark greenish-grayish and has very faint lines running the length of its ...
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Identify this bug (which looks like a cross between a beetle and a bed bug)

I am located in a large Eastern European city. During this summer, a new kind of bug has started appearing in my house (or more specifically, coming into my house from the garden). It's about 1.5-2 cm ...
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Wasp? Wicked looking bug

Saw this bug this morning in Colorado. Looks like a giant wasp.
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Identify this organism I found in my food [duplicate]

I found this thing floating in my orange juice this morning. I pulled it out and it appears to be some sort of protozoa or something. It's about a quarter the size of my pinky nail. Was not moving at ...
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Identify this bug

So we found this bug and it wasn't in our software for a change. Any help identifying it is appreciated. The bug was found in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Three of the pictures are over 2MB, (and 2 of ...
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What is this plant with hardened fruits on the beach in Mozambique?

We saw these near the Barra and Tofinho beaches in the Inhambane province in Mozambique, in July. They were hard and leathery and dry to the touch, long past something resembling edible fruit. ...