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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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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Snake with strange head

This snake was killed in graveyard Peshawar (Pakistan). I just wonder what is this? Is it a snake? Baby crying sounds were reportedly heard from graveyard in Peshawar after months of search the sounds ...
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Recognise this thing found in beach?

Kindly help me identify this thing found in beach Chennai, India . Size would be just 1.5 cm in diameter..across maximum size. It's shelled and has something inside it. It make a small noise when it ...
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What type of guppy is this?

This is a guppy I recently bought from a local pet shop. They don't exactly know which type of guppy it is. I hope to get info about it's type.
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What is this ? Found under my bed

Found under my bed. Looked and there was nothing else like it or eggs of any kind.
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Can anyone please identify this?

We saw this leech like worm in Kerala, India. Can anyone identify it for us? I saw it today, 10th September. It's about 6 to 7 centimeters long. It was very still, didn't move while we went close and ...
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Can a certain snake kill human by 'drinking' his breaths? [on hold]

In Rajasthan in India, locals know a snake called peevna in the local language. Many of my relatives live there in villages in open deserts. They see many kinds of snakes every day. The word peevna ...
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Which species of rotifer is this?

If found this in a moss sample.
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Which species of millipede is this?

Location: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India Found this millipede on the campus of my institute. Need the scientific as well as the common name. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's about 5-6 cm ...
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Is this goden tortoise beetle truely?

Image is from trivandrum, kerala. What it is truely golden tortoise beetle. Or which species?
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Got stung by this flying bug in Death Valley and Arches, what is it?

We camped in Death Valley and these guys were attracted to light and ended up stinging us. Didn't hurt as bad as a bee Sting. Any ideas what they are? Couldn't find them doing a Google search or image ...
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Red short tubular bug.. advances via proboscis? [duplicate]

was trying to identify this bug which is on my work desk right now, distracting me no end. 3-6mm in length. Thanks in advance!
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What kind of larvae are these. Lots of them in the basement in the summer, crawling around on the floor and the walls

larvae crawl on basement floor. Some are also found on the first floor of the house. Lots of legs--I also thought they became "rolly polys" but never knew for sure what they were either.
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Caterpillar on milkweed not monarch

**Southern California, US and less than 1cm **host plant milkweed ]1]1 help identify this caterpillar.%60%60" rel="nofollow noreferrer">%60%60" alt="enter image description here">
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Any idea what plant is this?

I was asked by my biology teacher to find out it’s name but it seems like a pretty common plant to me so I have no idea how to start. Any idea what type of plant it is? It was found in Malaysia in ...
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Identification of this bug or insect

I found this bug dead in my house in Mississauga, ON, Canada. I didn't have a ruler around so a regular toothpick was used to show the size. I'm thinking it's a pill bug but I want to make sure.
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What is this insect (Germany)?

It was hovering and in between it was very fast and hard to photograph. I'm not even sure if it is an insect? Photographed in Germany.
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a moth with silver and gold markings

i found a moth with silver and gold markings on its wings. i don't know if its rare or something but i couldn't find any pics of it on google. if it helps, it also has very small bits of pink fluff ...
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Cannot identify this insect

Can anyone please help identify this insect. It seems to be some sort of caterpillar but I'm stumped. Location is in Suffolk, United Kingdom Length is around 1cm, width is perhaps 4 or 5mm. Image ...
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What is the name of this little plant?

It was found in Malaysia in my school compound.
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What is this worm/catapillar like creature

My friend sent me a video of this worm and she has been seeing some pop up where she lives. It moves like a worm, but I havent seen a worm like this before, she thinks it could be a Caterpillar.
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Can anyone identify this spider

This is in Wroclaw, Poland. I'll be here a few months and I've noticed that they come in large groups in the evening. They are everywhere outside, but I haven't seen any inside. They seem to live in ...
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Europe: big fly with black/yellow striped body: I'm guessing a horse fly?

This one made a summer night visit to the room and tried to escape by banging against the ceiling. What is it? I found nothing which corresponds, though "horse fly" might be a close match. Location: ...
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Can anyone identify whether or not these are bird or rodent mites?

I found these on my patio furniture directly under a bird's nest that has hatchlings. Surrounding landscape is ivy so we do have raccoons and mice in the area.
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What species is this fast-moving spider?

This is a frame from a recent recording: Location Forest in Central Europe at around 1pm. Abiotic factors at the time of recording Temperature = 23°C Humidity = 38% Wind = 6 km/h Description ...
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What kind of skull is this-I found it on the beach in Cape May

I am hoping someone can help identify this skull! We found it on the beach in Cape May. The skull size is about 4 inch in length. Thank you.
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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 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 species is this? What the fruit?

The berries of the fruit are sweet. The tree is growing in Israel.
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Cactus plant identification

I received this cactus as a gift and I'd love to know the family/scientific name. Only one flower has bloomed since, it was between orange and yellow. At first it was perfectly spherical, but in one ...
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What type of butterfly or moth is this?

Can anyone please determine if this is a moth or butterfly and what its name? We found it near a waterfall in the Philippines. There's actually a bunch of them and it seems that it's their natural ...
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What type of fish is this

I saw this fish in an aquarium in a nearby house .I am not sure which species and sex this fish belongs to. [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/oOAZx.jpg
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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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What species is this burrow-digging insect?

These are frames from a recent recording: Location Urban area in Central Europe. Abiotic factors at the time of recording Temperature = 27° Humidity = 51% Wind = 16 km/h Description Approximate ...
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Can anyone please help me identify my house plant?

I know this may be an impossible task, but I am one to hope ! My mum had a house plant which had small, green, oval shaped leaves which naturally grew towards the ground (hanging plant). Once every ...
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What is the name of this flower (on a tree)?

Here is a photo of a big red flower-like structure on a tree on Lama Island, close to Hong Kong. Does anyone know the name of the tree and what the black "berries" are attached to the "flower"?
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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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What is this? Is it harmful?

Anyone find out what this is? Looks like A Caterpillar with a home it made from surrounding items, this was found in VA in the moutians on our home.! It went back inside its home after attempting to ...
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Trying to identify a bug that left a blood spot when killed

Hi, this was flying around inside the car in northwestern Maryland, USA, yesterday. When I squished it with a tissue I was surprised to see a red spot that appeared to be blood. Cannot find a picture ...
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What is the name of this bug?

I found this bug in my garden in India this morning.
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Can you help me identifying this spider?

I took this picture in Ohrid, Macedonia, it is the first time I see this kind of spider here. This spider was 2-3 cm long and was outside in urban building.
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Leaf formation on unknown tree: cocoon or something else?

A small tree in my yard has leaves which appears to double over themselves. The first two pictures show this phenomena, and the third is the same tree to maybe aid identification. I can't absolutely ...
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Identify this wild plant with brilliant scarlet red flowers

Location is Virginia, USA They seem to last all summer
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Rubbery Orange and Fuzzy Mould From Bread

So I share a house, and my other housemates are currently away. One of them had some "plain" bread (a popular type in Scotland), complained a piece had mould on it, and so I had assumed they'd thrown ...
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Can you identify this insect (orange back, 6 legs)?

Found a couple of them in central europe on a zucchini plant (in august). They are about a centimeter in size. Tried looking for insect with orange back and 6 legs but no result. [EDIT from comment]...
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What is the kind of this wasp killing spider from UK?

I heard a wasp buzzing rigorously and when I looked at it, it was caught in a spider web. The spider was on top of the wasp. After some time, they become silent. When I exhaled gently on them, spider ...
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Star-like organism seen in microscope

I found this strange star-like thing while observing a slide of onion root somatic cells. I don't know that it is; I even doubt if it is an organism. It has conical arms directed radially outwards ...
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What is the name of this insect?

This insect was found in my garden in India, today evening. It's rainy season here.
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What is this African bug?

This is an arthropod I found in an apparently abandoned mongoose burrow in the Maasai Mara game reserve, Kenya: That was the best photo I could get of it. From what I could tell, it had six legs and ...
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What is this? I found an infestation under my bed

I found this bug it died when I sprayed it with bleach. What is it?