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/parasite that will not die? I have washed my habds with carburetor cleaner and it comes back. Please help [closed]

Black/grey/transparent in color. I believe they change in color may be different stages of development.They live on strings or frizzies, like on a sweater. They bite and it feels like a needle digging ...
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What is the genus of this fungus?

I'm struggling to identify this fungus. Is it Aspergillus sp. or Penicillium sp.?
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What Causes the White Layer on These Leaves?

I recently noticed that a Malabar Java plum (Jamun) tree in our garden has most of its leaves covered in a strange white layer, like in the picture I've attached. I'm curious to understand why this ...
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Which mold species are these?

A friend of mine in Los Angeles recently put a petri dish with some mold-friendly substrate under a vent for two days, and a whole rainbow of mold species grew on it. What are the different mold ...
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What animal this bone belongs to?

I recently found this bone on the balcony of my house. In case it helps, my house is in the northwest of Spain next to a park. Does anyone know what animal it could belong to and what part of it it ...
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Extremophile hunting and identifying unknown microbes

I'm going extremophile hunting! We're doing a trek by boat between some islands with semi-active volcanic terrain to try to document some interesting species, and running into a problem I've never ...
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I found a mossy thing on my plant

I was just wondering if this is a moss and if so what type of moss
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Hello, i was wondering if this is an isopod or a springtail

I want to make a terrarium so i was in need for a springtail is this it or is this something else
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Is this a wandering spider?

I recently visited the Peruvian Amazon near Puerto Maldono and found this spider. Can someone please help me in identifying it? It was about 7cm in length, including legs. I hope that it might be a ...
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Identify caterpillar

Hi i live in the Nilgiris region of South India and I found this fellow on one of my Lemon Grass plants. About 8-10 cm long with fine hair all over. Let me know what species this could be. Thanks
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Can anybody identify what insect laid these eggs? Find in my backyard in N. Texas

I happened to turn over this leaf in my backyard and found these eggs. Would really like to know what they're from. I'm in North Texas.
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What kind of Bolivian spider is this? Is it a black widow?

I found this spider near La Paz, Bolivia. I have been looking all over the internet to try and identify it, but with no luck. Could someone please help me?😁 Initially I thought that it was a black ...
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Found possible bone on St Pete beach in Flordia

What is this bone from? Looks like a vertebrae but not sure. What marine animal could it be from? It’s about an inch Long.
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Pupae in sheoak tree

Can you identify this pupa? We found it when trimming our sheoak. It had bored into the wood. We are at Cape Jervis in South Australia.
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Spider ID: What is this?

This crawled on my husband. It didn’t bite him, he was able to swat it away so that’s why it looks a little messed up. I honestly just want to know if this is poisonous. We live in AZ, Goodyear area ...
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species that alerts predators in order to mate

I read once about a species of animal that engages in, and please forgive me for the terminology but I cannot for the life of me think of any other way to describe it, mutually-assured destructive ...
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What are the three dots (eyes?) on the top of this wasp's head? What species might it be?

I photographed these (unidentified) wasps on a sunny but cool winter day in northern Taiwan because they were conspicuously hanging out on a hand railing and had much lighter coloring than I'd ever ...
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Trying to identify a plant by its root

My kids were digging through a pile of dirt I had made for them to play with (my son wants to do bike jumps off it) and they brought in the attached root. I never got to see what kind of vegetation ...
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What could those shiny spots on the walnut kernels be?

I bought the shelled walnuts — many were mouldy — but those small round reflective spots don't look like mould (ascomycetes). It reminds more of E.coli colonies. I couldn't find anything on the net ...
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Insect identification request : is it any species from muscidae family or some another?

I belong to Haryana , India Sudden I found this type of insect in my classroom and it stung me suddenly because ,I felt itching in my hand for about 15 mins , so please tell me, is it poisonous or not ...
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Insect(Ant?) Species Identification - location: Singapore

I saw this arthropod (I am not sure if it's an insect) on November 11 at 10:57, at the Berlayer Creek Boardwalk in Singapore. The Berlayer Creek is a mangrove creek flowing towards the sea. This ant-...
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What's this aquatic bug?

I have a small freshwater aquarium at home with only some aquatic plants at the moment. In the summer, I put some mud and sand from a local pond into the tank. At some point, I noticed a strange ...
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What species are these, beetle eggs?

I posted a thread the other day and identified I have carpet beetles larvae. I have a pest control company booked to treat the place on Monday but in the meantime I’ve found these little things on the ...
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Identifying a bone I found in Central France

I found this bone in Auvergne as a child. This specific area is apparently well-known to paleontologists and I found the bone in a field very close to scientific excavations (literally meters away ...
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Insect Identification Request -- brown and white flea-like bug

So for context, this is a bug I found on the leaf of one of my young ginger plants, which I found a few days after watering. I have a few other tropical plants next to it, like a vanilla bean orchid --...
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Is this woodlouse or bed bug? [duplicate]

I have found 3 of these things in the main bedroom within 4 days of each other. A little freaked out, can someone advise if these are woodlouse or bed bugs? and now just added another pic (first pic?) ...
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What kind of insect appears in this photo?

For months my wife has been commenting about a white substance spontaneously appearing on black clothes. Under magnification, the substance appears to possibly be eggs. As you can see, the image shows ...
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What type of tortoise is this?

Found him on the street in San Antonio subdivision unsure of what type of tortoise he might be.
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What is this cocoon (if that is what it is)?

I found this cocoon (or what I think looks like a cocoon) in an urban hedgerow in Upper Bavaria, Germany in early October (begin of autumn). Around was a web, but no inhabitants were there. Its ...
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Skull of which animal ist it?

Hi someone found this skull in ancient city of iran I'm just curious to find out which animal belongs this skull?
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Does anyone know the name of this insect?

Living in São Paulo, Brazil. Thanks for helping me.
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Can anyone identify this bug please [duplicate]

We had just gotten a new kitten from a not great home. It was her second night here, and she was laying on my chest when I noticed that where she had been lying on me was really really itchy. When I ...
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What kind of spider is this (from Bangladesh)?

I just saw this spider in my bathroom. I was wondering what kind of spider is this and if it is venomous. Country: Bangladesh
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Identification of invertebrate [duplicate]

Found on mattresses/walls in France. Size about 3mm long.
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What bird species were featured on this album?

I am very curious about the identity of the feathered subjects on the cover for Susumu Yokota's 2000 Album "Sakura." The one on the left seems to be some kind of hummingbird. Not sure what ...
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What is this insect looking like a wasp or an ant?

It looks like a black wasp or big ant with wings. It produces no noise. It mostly sits at one place on the wall, does not move. The young (or another gender) form has unproportionally long back legs, ...
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Is this a juvenile Middle Spotted Woodpecker?

Place: Vienna, Austria Time: October, 8th, 2023; morning Behaviour: Likely eating from bark From apps and pictures, I quickly gained confidence in this being a specimen of the Middle Spotted ...
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Help identifying insect

I live in Milan, Italy in the city center. I started seeing this insect in August after a long vacation. In this periods the temperature inside the house went up to 36°C (temperatures here range from -...
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How do microbiologists decide whether two morphotypes on the same plate belong to the same strain?

Background Colony: A colony, in microbiology, is a visible cluster or mass of microorganisms (such as bacteria or fungi) that has grown and multiplied on a solid agar medium. Each colony represents a ...
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Identify a hanging plant with spherical leaves

This plant was found in the "drylands" section of a public conservatory (you can see a potted cactus in the background). It did not have a label, and there was nobody around to ask about it....
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What kind of spider is this please? Southern Indiana. Very strong web

It never comes out during the day so it's been hard to get a decent picture. We have been battling over ownership of my mailbox. It's a house box and every morning it's covered in cobweb from it to ...
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What kind of moth is this? Why does it have a stinger?

Unfortunately, the moth died before I could photograph it. The body length is approximately 2-3Inches. It was much bigger than the moths I usually see. And this is the first moth that I have seen ...
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Identifying a plant in the botanical garden of Paris

I went to the botanical garden in the "Jardin des Plantes" in Paris. In a glasshouse with the name "Serre de l'histoire des plantes" on the natural history of plants (exhibiting ...
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Please help identify this tiny bug [duplicate]

Starting about 2 months ago I began seeing these tiny, light brown bugs in one bathroom. I did find them outside the bathroom but in close proximity to it (on a childs wooden toy and in our picture ...
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Large grey bird at creek mouth (east of Toronto)

What species of bird is this? Spotted at the mouth of Graham Creek at Newcastle Marina (Bond Head), Lake Ontario, Canada September 9, 2023 The bird was roughly 18 inches tall; dark grey body; light ...
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Insect identification request - Is this a bed bug? Colorado, USA [duplicate]

I found three of these bugs in our friends house all dead. I never found an alive one… But I’ve been waking up with bites in the breakfast lunch and dinner pattern. I want to confirm they are bedbugs ...
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Ladybug: Number of spots

I'm interested in Ladybugs. I read a lot about the number of spots of ladybugs. The number seems to be between 0 and 24, but as far as I can see, not every number in between exist. Up to now, I found ...
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What animal does this foot skeleton belong to?

I found an articulated foot skeleton. Sun bleached. What animal is this likely from?
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Is this part of a claw to a Dinosaur?

Agitzed claw 1 large and 1 smaller underneath. What I found is about 4" long and about 3/4" in diameter which gets smaller towards the tip. Underneath it appears to be another small claw ...
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I have a fruit fly problem

I've add fruit flies raising a garden every year I am very familiar with them and how to kill them. But twice now I have killed one by smashing it and upon doing so two little tiny bugs or crawling on ...
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