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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 the name of this plant which is located in Hyderabad city of Telangana State,India?

I found this plant in Hyderabad city of Telangana State,India.Many people of Hyderabad city have planted this flowering plant.I don't know the name of this plant.If it's flower treated as a circle,the ...
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What is the scientific name of this parrot?

I found this parrot at Nehru Zoological Park which is located in Hyderabad city of India.It's head to tail length is between 30cm-35cm.Can anybody tell me the scientific name of this parrot?
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What is this hard shelled insect in my house?

I moved to a new city in west India last year and I've since, on several occasions, seen this insect on walls and it's usually climbing using its head. It has a greyish long shell and moves in a very ...
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Have there been multiple aboriginal species of dogs?

In "Variation under Domestication", Darwin writes that: I may here state, that, looking to the domestic dogs of the whole world, I have, after a laborious collection of all known facts, come to the ...
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Curious on the species of a large Orange Spider?

Heres the images of her: She just laid a large yellow fuzzy sack of babies recently (Were pretty sure were just going to deposit her and her eggs in a grove in the forest soon) We have lots of brown ...
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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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Species identification please - Bug is a plague for Italian Stone Pines (Pinus Pinea)

They hangout on the top of Pinus pinea and spray a sticky substance all over the place. Size is about 2mm (head and abdomen) may be 4mm including antennae and legs. Could you please help me identify ...
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Unusual colony form

Has anyone so far come across a bacterium that grows in a line? And if you did, do you by any chance know what type of bacterium it is? I just discovered a few of these colonies and wondered what ...
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Scorpion in Ohrid, Macedonia, 5cm long

Hi, can u please help to identify what kind of scorpion is this? A friend of mine found it at home, in urban area in Ohrid, Macedonia. It is aroun 5 cm long. Thank you.
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Can a ladybug be determined just by its number of points?

I saw a ladybug on my balcony one day and I just counted the dots. There was 18 black dots on a red/orange elytra. The location is in Europe (Geneva, Switzerland) and usually we have quite ...
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Mushroom Identification: Small conical light-brown mushroom

I found a small single mushroom growing on grass and I decided to try to identify it. Characteristics: Region: Brazil southeast coast, state of São Paulo, predominantly Atlantic forest Gilled ...
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Identification of an alpine blueberry type

I'm trying to figure out what kind of berry this is. It can be found all over the Swiss, French, and Italian alps, generally right where ordinary blueberries are (the ones one would eat). However, ...
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Which bird is this?

Found this today in my neighborhood, my mom says it's a baby vulture and she has seen many during her childhood (in 1970's) while she lived in a small town around 200kms away from our city. However I ...
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What type of moth is this?

What type of moth is this that was on my wall in Spain
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Could you identify which species of ant is this queen?

could you identify which species of ant is this queen. I caught it in Bangalore, India. I caught it after a rain at around five to six. ]2
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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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Pink growth (aka pink slime) in bathtub or shower

I was wondering if anybody had studied or was knowledgeable about the pink growth that people often find around water fixtures in their homes, especially bath tubs and showers? My understanding is ...
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Please help me identify what worm this is? I found it in my dogs water bowl

Please help me determine the type of worm this is. I’m very frightened. Thank you.
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What type of bird skull is this?

My aunt found this skull on the beach in Vancouver Canada. I believe it might be a type of bird, but I can’t place it. It is about 5 inches (~13 cm) long and 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) wide.
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Mushroom Identification (USA)

I would like some help identifying this mushroom I found in my yard. Location: Southeast Georgia Near Pine trees after heavy rainfall Color: Light brown to Dark Red, biggest is about 4 inches in ...
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Resources to identify wild mushrooms and asses risk if eaten

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate with pine trees and eucalypti. I found two types of mushrooms in two separate spots in the woods and would really like ...
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What is this white fluff growing in my basement?

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate. After a period of unusual humidity at 84%, I noted this white fluff in the basement floor: The first picture is ...
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What is this insect? (Location: Hong Kong; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, 2 mm thick; color: black with some brown at center on the top)

What is this insect? (Location: Hong Kong; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, 2 mm thick; color: black with some brown at center on the top) The insect in the picture was slightly damaged after an ...
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what type of ants are these?

so i live in NYC and these fellas started popin out near my computer screen and desk. the dont seem interested in food as my sister usally leavses candy wrapers around. they however are stinky, i ...
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What organism is this?

This is something I found growing under my kitchen’s sink. It looks like a growing potato and it’s really hard (tried to pull it down using a hard cardboard but in vain). I think a knife may work but ...
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Can someone help me identify this larva?

I found this creature in my toilet bowl and very curious as to what it is. The main reason is I want to make sure this wasn't a parasite living in me. Everything I've researched tells me this is some ...
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Identification of larva on cat fur

I found this larva (assuming it is a larva) when my cat jumped off my bed, I'm assuming she just picked it up outside. However, I'm not quite sure what it is or if it should be a concern she had it on ...
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Bug identification: how to identify this bug?

I found this cast/shed skin from molting in my house: The house is in the countryside by the beach in Portugal with a temperate and humid climate and mostly pine trees and eucalyptus. Humidity is 84% ...
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Can anyone identify this species of spider?

These spiders are all over everything on my padio in New Hampshire. Can anyone help me identify what they are?
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Help to identify larva found in sink?

I need some help in identifying this critter. It was found in southeast Georgia in a home I am renovating. There were several around the sink and toilet bowl. Approximately 5 millimeters long. ...
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Help me identify these creatures found in sink

The conical flask was kept in a sink for about 3 or 4 week, was waterfilled, and I have no idea if they grown after the flask was waterfilled or before the flask was waterfilled. We do not work with ...
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What is this insect that I found under my bed

Found it under a hotel bed in Las Vegas, what is it?
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What are these bugs skittering about the kitchen sink?

I found a bunch of these around a kitchen sink in an apartment building in Toronto, Canada, in late October, 2019. The bugs vary in size, but are all very tiny, less than one millimeter (the photos ...
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Identifying a weird Texas tree

I recently saw this tree in Texas, with many bees on it. I think it attracts bees. However it didn't have any specific smell, so I don't know why there were so many bees (they were bee for sure). I ...
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Found this insect in my bedroom. What is it?

I found this bug in my bedroom yesterday. I was afraid that it was a tick so I got rid of it after taking some photos. The bug was found in Denmark and was about half a nail in size. Can somebody ...
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Identification of small fuzzy flying insect (pic)

These critters were flying around the neighborhood on an autumn evening in Seattle, WA, USA. Their most notable feature was the small amount fuzz on them. They were quite slow in their flight compared ...
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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 is this very tiny (3mm) centipede-like insect?

My kid found this little guy in his bedroom. It’s about 2-3mm long. Lots of legs, and white rings around its abdomen. Any idea what it is? Edit: Location in San Jose, CA.
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Why this fish is accompanying stingray?

During snorkelling a couple of months ago on Canary Islands I've been watching stingrays which I think are "Roughtail stingrays". Often this fish (on pic) was accompanying those stingrays. So what ...
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What spider is this in Idaho?

I have killed maybe 5 of these little bastards as I have a 3 year old and dont want her bit. Should be able to zoom in quite a bit. Just hold CTRL and hit the plus symbol. Whitish top brown legs ...
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What is this small black insect with an orange stripe?

Sorry for the poor quality of the second image, but a slightly different perspective may be useful. This was taken in South Africa, Western Cape during the day. They're fairly small, maybe around 5mm ...
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Are these termites

Found a large number of these trapped between my window and the window frame. Are they termites? Location: Eastern Massachusetts, USA
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Can someone identify the species of this frog/ toad?

Location: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India I found it at night time near a lake It was quite small in size ( 5-6 cm Approx.) having dark brown spots all over its body and three prominent green ...
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Identifying Some Kind Of Fossil

This was found off the coast of Ireland by a friend of mine. The running gag is it's some kind of fetish or totem and should be immediately discarded, but we're interested in whether it's perhaps a ...
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Can you identify this species name?

I found this animal in Thanjavur.. It is millipede.. But I don't find out this species name..
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Identify fuzzy black quarter sized spider with orange on abdomen, in Minnesota

Found this spider on my car in Minnesota near St Paul (USA). Total size including the legs (end of rear leg to end of front leg in picture) is probably about the size of a quarter.
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Which insect is this? They crawl like caterpillars and get metamorphed into orange moths

They are like larvae which gets metamorphed into moth (orange colour with black spots) .They are multiplying rapidly and have spread all over our building.
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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 a jumping spider, after doing a little bit of searching. For context, I live in Southern California, close to being ...