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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Did my wildlife camera take pictures of coyotes?

A wildlife camera took these photographs of these animals. These are the only pictures my camera collected of them. This picture was taken in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The ...
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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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Are there species that occupy several roles in the food hierarchy?

Are there species that occupy several roles in the food hierarchy? By role, I am referring to producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, tertiary consumer, quaternary consumer and so on. ...
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Unknown mite species in plant pots

Does anybody know what kind of mite this is? It is living in my pepper plants' pots. My region is south of Germany. (Baden-Württemberg) I will try to take another picture including some size ...
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What kind of worm/bug is this?

Recently, I found a few worms in my bathroom and I am wondering what kind of worms are they. They move slowly and they are about 6-9 millimetres long. It seems that they are not sensitive to water. ...
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Are these images of carpenter ants?

When I searched carpenter ant in Google, this looks kind of like some of the images. Some other images show reddish or winged ants and I have not seen any of those. I've seen 3 or 4 of these big ...
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Swarming red millipedes found near my home

Location:Hyderabad,South India. These worms usually come out when it rains,these worms are the most common ones any help in figuring out them,they come in groups too.
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What kind of a bug it might be?

enter image description hereRecently found it on my wife's head. Some tips?
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Did my wildlife camera take a picture of a lynx?

A wildlife camera took a photograph of an animal. Unfortunately this is the only picture my camera collected. This picture was taken in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The distance ...
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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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I was bitten by a tiny green inchworm-like thing; what known species do this?

Today I was walking under some trees in Taiwan and later noticed a sharp pain on the underside of my arm. What I saw surprised me; a very tiny, bright green inch-worm-like insect attached to a small ...
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What are these lentil like eggs? (Utah, United States)

I've found these (what appear to be eggs) attached to an apple tree in central Utah USA. The eggs are less than 1/2cm in length, have a waxy appearance and are attached to the branch at one end. ...
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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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Can you help identify this bird in Louisville Kentucky?

This bird shows up in my back yard every night. It is calling and sometimes I hear a bird in the distance calling back. I think its an owl but I haven't seen it yet. Any ideas what it is?
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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 ...
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Can someone identify this ant?

This is one of seven ant queens I just collected yesterday morning (2015-09-21 9AM) around home. I live in Hong Kong, at a hillside facing south. The weather was as follows (Hong Kong Observatory ...
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Can you identify this snake?

On a walk through I’ON Swamp/Natural Forest in Mt. Pleasant, SC, we came upon this snake. We did not get too close for fear it may be poisonous. It had a very dark brown/taupe exterior with almost a ...
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What are these Insects?

I live in my hostel in NIT Tiruchchirapalli, in India. My hostel is infested with these beetle-like insects. These insects posses a hard shell, if you flick them off the wall, they make a "tap" sound ...
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Please help me identify this caterpillar species (Sabah, Malaysia)

I kinda having trouble searching the internet to find this caterpillar name. Does anybody know what kind of species they are?
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Is this arthropod non-intrusive and recommended to be left alive?

I am in Portugal (Lisbon) at the moment, and when leaving my room late at night (12 pm ~ 04 am) I usually face about 4 of these arthropods in the corridors: (For reference, the "line" in the image is ...
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Animal identification by sound

These sounds were recorded at night, a couple of days ago (April 2020) at Mongaup Valley, NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_CX6Puq7zg What creature produces sounds like these?
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Can different Chromobactierum strains have completley different colony morphology?

In the analysis of an unknown bacterial broth I observed a gram negative rod genus. Upon plating I observed small, dark purple and convex colonies; corresponding presumably to Chromobactierum. After ...
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What is this growth on a Rosa rugosa stem?

I saw many of these on my big old Rosa rugosa bush yesterday. What are they?
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What species of snake in India “drinks breaths” according to local customs?

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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Tiny worms found inside my house

I noticed spider cob hanging of my light bulb. That spider web was full of moving creatures. I quickly removed them and threw in the big. Wanted to find out what could that possibly be. I opened up ...
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What type of wildflower is this?

I live in Utah and I'm wanting to plant some Utah native plants in my backyard. There is this wildflower everywhere in the mountains of Utah and I really want to know the name. It looks like some sort ...
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What kind of NW USA insect Is this?

What kind of insect is this? I saw it outdoors.
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What is this flower?

I was in Germany recently, and I saw again a flower that I'd only ever encountered before at Meijer Gardens. It's interesting to me because I'd never seen a flower with color variation in only the '...
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What is this and is it dangerous? [duplicate]

Is this some type of moth, it looks dangerous is it? I have only seen something like this once before. Thank you for any information you can give me.
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How to Identify Astragalus Species

I have several photos of a plant I believe to be in the genus Astragalus. I would like to determine the particular species in my area, the foot hills of San Diego County. Do I need a microscope to ...
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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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Could some identify this bird call? (from the hu - wolf totem)

What species is making this sound? You can hear the sound it makes at the end of the music video: The HU - Wolf Totem
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Help in identifying an unknown Golden Worm/Larvae

Can anyone help me to recognize this type of species? Is it a clustered worms or clustered larvae? Location is in Bali, Indonesia. Recently this species is goes viral, but people here always link this ...
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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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Insect ID Montreal, Qc Canada

I found this bug in my kitchen, in front of my oven. It has wings and moves quite slowly on the ground. I can provide additional pictures if required. Can somebody tell me what it is? I have found ...
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Identification of black growth on onion skin

I have encountered this black-colored growth on onion skins a lot. It seems to develop over the course of weeks and I have rarely, if ever, encountered the material on fresh ones. If I peel the onion ...
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Bit by unidentifiable spider [closed]

Live in South Florida and was outside cleaning and believe I got bit by this spider. It is painful and need help identifying.
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Where can I find a compendium of microorganisms?

I recently bought a microscope hoping to learn more about algae and bacteria and stuff. I've collected a few samples of pond water and found tons of algae and stuff, but I have no idea what to call ...
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What is this beetle looking fly creature?

I found this fly in my back garden that looks like a beetle with wings and it hovers. ]1 ]2 What is it?
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Egg mass on glass

mid-April, East Texas Can someone ID the egg mass deposited on our window? It's about the size of a fingerprint. I may have to try again with photo- thanks for forbearance Eggs are bright green, ...
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Can you identify this fossil?

I found this fossil near a beach in Victoria, Australia. Can anyone identify it? It is roughly the size of an Australian 20 cent piece (~30 mm). I think it might have been washed down from an eroding ...
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Identification of UK insect

We found this in our UK garden! Any ideas? Not sure if it had/has wings. It has a segmented tail and 6 legs. It’s about 2 inches/ 8cm long.
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What type of Insect Egg is this?

Can you please tell me what type of insect eggs these are? I found them in the corners of my office kitchen behind boxes and cardboard. Found them in between the broom bristles. Found them along the ...
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Identify this gray spider with distinctive white mark

I was out back in the garden tonight and found an extremely long strand of web running about 10 ft. At the end was a kind of spider I’ve never seen before. It’s about a .75-1 inch, fat body, with a ...
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Identification of small black beetle with white dots

I live in France, I just found this small round insect. It looks like some sort of beetle about a mm long. It has 8 white dots on its sides. I found it on my arm while I was lying on my bed in the ...
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What kind of bee can dig through stone?

My house (in Israel) has a concrete structure, with a decorative veneer of Jerusalem Stone at least an inch thick. Yesterday I came out to discover a little hole in the wall - and a pair of bees ...
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Green insects on gooseberry plants

I have green insects that eat the leaves of my gooseberry plants: Location: Toronto, Ontario. The insects seem to only eat the leaves of the plants (not the fruit). They have been present since mid-...
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Never caught this fish before

After catching a bunch of mangrove snapper using live shrimp, my son caught this fish in about a foot of brackish saltwater water off a dock near a rock wall in Vero Beach at around 10:00 AM on July ...

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