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 are these shrimp-like insects in my cat's water bowl that appear overnight

Our family has 2 cats and a dog. We keep food and water bowls outside for them. We clean and refill the water bowls every day. Almost every morning, the water bowl is teeming with small aquatic ...
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What's the name of this bird?

This morning I saw a bird that I have never seen before. Since it was quite big, I'm very interested in knowing its name. The bird was quite big, at least 2-3 times of a common blackbird. The wings ...
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Can someone identify this bird? It looks like it has a few deformities

All pictures taken at Lake Roberta in Tampa, FL. All pictures depict the same bird. (The wing deformities can be explained by the lake water being slightly highly toxic, but the neck I can only ...
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Found this spider in my garden

I found this guy in my backyard. I have no clue what he is, though I'm assuming it's a jumping spider after doing a little bit of searching. For context, I live in Southern California, close to being ...
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What subspecies of Iberian Ibex and what subspecies Golden Eagle are in this video?

In the nature documentary El Hombre y la Tierra, there is a scene featuring golden eagles and apparently some kind of Iberian ibex. The scene should be in some part of Iberia. This is the video which ...
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What is this animal looking like an Axolotl?

My friend caught a strange looking animal and he's saying it is an axolotl. I keep telling him it's almost impossible, since they are almost extinct in their natural environment and he caught it in St-...
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What kind of fish is this white blue-stained fish?

This fish has been spotted at the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns (Queensland). I put a big effort to find it via Google but never could encounter anything similar. I have also made an attempt to find ...
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What type of bug is this [closed]

Found in apartment block in the two ground floor flats in Letchworth UK
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Can the word “Strain” be used to describe plants or is it used only for microorganisms?

I am trying to determine if I can use the word strain correctly as it is presented in the dictionary as "a variety of plant developed by breeding" or should strain be used only to refer to subtypes of ...
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Identifying this winged ant with big hind legs

I found this walking across my floor not too long ago. I am not sure if it is actually an ant, I just chose the best words I could find for the title. It has wings, but does not seem to ever fly. It ...
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What are these near microscopic white bugs from my comb?

I saw a whole bunch of white bugs crawling on my comb in the medicine cabinet, they didn't photograph well but I did manage to get a bunch of them in mineral oil and eventually take some micrographs. ...
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Is this aquatic plant duckweed or something else?

This plant has been growing in my pond for quite a time now. It multiplies in large numbers rapidly. Some told me it is duckweed or is it something else?
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What type of bug/insect is this?

I found this bug on the bedsheet and can’t figure out what it is. Can anyone help?
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Wondering if a Ichthyologist can identify this fish for me

This will be very simple for a lot of you! But I been getting mixed answers about his catch. Is this a chinook salmon or brown spotted trout? Caught in Angus, Ontario, Canada. (Hwy 90 Bridge) I ...
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unknown bird in Long Lake Michigan…chocolate brown head and neck, charcoal body and tail, ivory wings, top and bottom

light chocolate head and neck w/ charcoal body and tail. the wings are ivory white, top and bottom from the body outwards. the colors are clear.....not mixed with other colors. no stripes or spots, ...
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Identify an animal (Japan, urban area)

I met this animal yesterday while walking along a small river in Yokohama, Japan. It came out of the bushes some 5 meters away from me, but while I was launching the camera app on my smartphone, it ...
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Is this a bed bug

I'm moving into a new house. We have pretty much thrown out all of the bed furniture's and have not seen any bugs in the sheets or anything like that. But, while preparing for painting, I saw this ...
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Identify this South African spider

A family member saw this spider in her garden in the Cape Town area of South Africa. It's very attractive and I wondered what species it was? Approx size is that it would fit roughly on a 3cm ...
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Which species of bee or wasp are in this photo?

Please tell me what do you think :) The photo is from Santander, Colombia. I didn’t take any closeups photos 😞, but these were little bees, like 5 x 1 mm. The tube didn’t seem man-made, it was ...
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Help me identify this animal from Bangladesh

I have come across this animal in a facebook group. After one group member identified it as Asian palm civet, I looked at some google images, I am not convinced. Judging from google images, this ...
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Differentiating Antaresia (Children's Complex) Pythons using something other than color pattern

I have a standard wild-type Children's python (Antaresia childreni) that I'm planning on breeding in the next few years and was just sold a male "Children's python" that I think might actually be a ...
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Identification of this insect

These insects lived inside the wood of my bed in little round holes. They bite, lеаving very itchy red marks. And when crushed stink really bad. In the picture the lines are notebook lines for size ...
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what is this insect? just curious

Thank you for replying my question..and sorry for my broken english (https://i.stack.imgur.com/5GXs5.jpg)
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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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What kind of bug is this one?

We are trying to figure out what kind of bug this is? It appears to have larvae on its back it is not dust and debris.
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Are they bed bugs?

I found these two bugs. I know that my pictures are not fully clear, but could they be bed bugs? One was found on the wall between my bedroom door and the other one trap in a Cochrane trap beside my ...
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What is this fruit found in a market in Uyuni, Bolivia at the end of December 2019? (orange skin, 4cm, white flesh)

What is this fruit found in a market in Uyuni, Bolivia at the end of December 2019? Fruit diameter: ~4 cm. Seed: large, spherical, black. Flesh: white. Taste: sweet but not as sweet as a lychee.
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What insect is this case from?

I found this insect case in my garden in the south of Melbourne (Australia), under some dried leaves from a tree that I'd cut down. It is 8 cm long, which is pretty big for an insect! The photo is of ...
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Worm identification request

Please identify this worm. It looks like a centipede, but body is fluffy. When touched or disturbed, it coils into a ball. Visible mostly during summers.
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ID request ~2mm insect monstrosity

This tiny monstrosity (~2mm in length) was inside of some kind of "flat tent cocoon" on a pepper plant leaf in Washington state, USA. Not sure what's going on here. Is it malformed or infected?
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What kind of spider is this, please?

I've found this spider in my bathroom today, never seen one like this, especially since I'm living in part of Europe ( Bosnia, Balkans ) that isn't known for being promised land for spiders. This one ...
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What is this giant insect that just bounced off a second-floor glass door?

At about 11 pm, I heard a loud impact on the nearby glass door to a second-floor balcony. I thought it might be an acorn but it'd be a very unlikely angle - it'd have to be thrown from below or be a ...
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What is the big plant with white flowers on the photo?

What is the 3m tall plant with white flower? It is from Central Europe and there is a creek near to it. I have a guess, but I want to know for sure... Is the small one the same species? More high ...
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Spiders hanging from the sky?

This happened in a field in the south of Siberia, almost on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan. It was summer. The field was clean, without trees, without buildings, just plain terrain. There ...
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Insect identification request

I live in France. I've just found several (8) of these in my living room, close to an oak cupboard and my Christmas tree, a cut Abies nordmanniana (supposedly grown in France). Their body is around 5 ...
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What's the name of this bird species?

What's the name of this bird's species, please?
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Identify this excreta!

A picture is worth a thousand words! It's about 1.3cm (1/2") long. We rented a basement and I found this on a machine that was moved in a bit earlier. I would like to know if there are any mice, ...
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Is this some kind of parasite crawling about in my yard?

I've been living in Jamaica 25 years now and never seen something like this until recently they started popping up around my house at nights by the dozens. They appear to be blackish purple or maybe ...
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Frog identification - two different frogs seen in New Zealand

Me and my friends saw 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 ...
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What is this insect? 6 legs and black spots

What is this bug? Details: - Georgia, (Southern) USA - Maybe 1-4cm in size - Seen near an open area/crack between an outer door-frame and door where it could have come from outside, or going from ...
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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 type of ants are these?

I live in NYC and these fellas started popping out near my computer screen and desk. They don't seem interested in food as my sister usually leaves candy wrappers around. They however are stinky, I ...
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Can anyone identify this garden orb weaver spider?

Found in low foliage in Harare Zimbabwe. Argiope flavipalpis or A.levi
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Cockroach-like insect identification (India)

I just saw an insect in my room, and I have never seen anything like it ever before. I captured a photo, please see if you can identify it. It has got quite unique colours on its exodermis and it has ...
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What insect is this? Found this at home, India

Found this insect in Kolkata India. Has a sting at its rear end. The wings are shiny.
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What type of guatemala beetle is this?

it was in Guatemala it was really big like 4 inches sorry I don't have a better photo
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Any idea what this fish is?

Bought this Fish at the pet shop today. Forgot it's name. That pink fish
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What is this spider? Two black stripes

When I opened my front door, there were five of this type of spider sitting on the door. I can't quite find anything online matching the two black stripes on it's back. I vacummed them up before I ...