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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the name of this bug?

I found this bug in my garden in India this morning.
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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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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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Identify this wild plant with brilliant scarlet red flowers

Location is Virginia, USA They seem to last all summer
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Identify Bronze Coloured Beetle

Spotted this beetle on Morfa Nefyn, a beach in North Wales, UK. The beach is a mixture of sand and stone, with large sandy cliff faces and rocky outcrops. The beetle was about 3 to 5 mm or so long, ...
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Identify this mite from Rajasthan (India)

Can anyone tell me the classification of this bug? I found it in Rajasthan after it rained.
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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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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 are these bladder snail parasites?

I collected some bladder snails several months ago. While checking them out one day, I noticed that they were now infested with worm-like ectoparasites. Appearance and behavior Here's a picture of a ...
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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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What is this stick-like creature?

My wife noticed this on her trousers immediately after coming home - probably acquired after brushing past a bush. It's about one inch long, and does not move much - but when poked it will flex and ...
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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 type of snake is this?

We came across this snake when were on a hike in a typical dense forest in the Philippines. . Been wondering if this snake is venomous or not.
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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?
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Which species of bumblebee(?) is this?

I observed this beautiful insect near a forest in northern Switzerland. What is it?
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Which kind of caterpillar is this?

Which caterpillar is this? It was found in mid Europe during this time (April). Size about 2cm in length.
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Insect identification - Is this a bedbug?

This bug was found on a couch in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The couch, and the two beds in the room show no signs of other bugs. Is this a bed bug that I should worry about or something harmless? It ...
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Insect identification, Bangalore

Can someone id this insect? Looks like a leafhopper. Found it in my institute in Bangalore.
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What are these tiny dark red insects?

I found these creatures stuck to a leaf on my tomato plant in the greenhouse/glasshouse, in early June, in south Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. They are each about 1-2mm in size. They didn't move ...
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Identify This Glowing Insect

When I was walking in my garden at night I saw this small glowing insect, can you identify what is this insect? Location: Middle-East Palestine Size: Length about 1 CM This image in the dark (see ...
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What are the various types of plugs found in a bee house and how do they help us with identification?

I have a Mason bee house with small tubes that is currently buzzing with life but I am completely clueless about what's in there. Some plugs seem made of clay, some of crushed leaves, some of resin, ...
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What are these little creatures on the fish?

I'm not a fisherman, but I just caught a cod fish (my first one) and found a lot of strange little creatures all over the fish: What are those? Are they harmful to the fish, or to the human? Edit: ...
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What is that? Dry brown fungus? See photo please

It has appeared two days in a row on my balcony, at exactly the same place. There's nothing near that can give me a hint of what it is. The birds can access the place easily. It's an inch in size, it'...
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What is this black and white worm in a white case?

The case is very small and it's an off white color. The thing living inside can come out of either end. It's a black and white looking worm. It will poke its head out and move everywhere! They are ...
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Is this a bedbug? (with picture)

I had some potentially infested clothing (and shoes) in a bathtub, and just after I bagged them to wash, I spotted this little fellow running away. I put it in a plastic food container and snapped a ...
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Help in identifying marine specimen?

I came across this specimen which I assume belongs toeither the phylum porifera or to the coelenterata. Can someone please help me identify it? The specimen was found in Ayodhya, India.
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Predatory insect - what kind?

I've seen several of these insects near my house in southeast Michigan this summer, including the one seen here feeding on a green bottle fly. What are they?
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UK Insect identifion

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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Can someone tell me what these cocoons are?

I am camping in Slovenia and have found some cocoon like materials. They look like nests of some kind and are about 30cm long and 10-15 cm wide. Can anyone help me find out what these things are? ...
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Type of Tree With Somewhat Squarish Fruit

I live in the SF Bay Area and am trying to identify a tree on my street. It's the fruit that is confusing me -- does anyone know what this fruit is? It's not a rare tree -- there are at least several ...
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Strange Black-Brown Insect Identification

Interesting Insect from Singapore. Around 0.5cm. Has 2 tiny pinchers at its tail. Insect is black for most part. Please zoom in on scotch tape:
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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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What species of mulberry is this?

I have several mulberry seedlings that have popped up in my garden. What species (or hybrid-species) are they? Details: The location is Toronto, Ontario The date is July 18th, 2019 I have several ...
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What are these little bugs?

I recently found at least 50 of these little bugs roaming around my window sills indoors in my bedroom right behind the head of my bed. I can’t seem to find what they are. I’d love tips on what they ...
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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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Help identify the species of the maggot

This was found in the ceiling, not sure what we are dealing with.
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What is this spiky fruit/cone?

I am trying to identify an unusual cone or fruit found today on Tayside in Scotland. Here is an image. Can you help?
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Insect identification, UK, 07-19

Can anyone identify this insect found in the North East of the United Kingdom, July 2019. About 3-4cm long. Could this be a wood wasp? Thanks.
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Is this a roach or a beetle?

I'm pretty sure it's a beetle due to the lines on it's back/rear but I'm not positive and if I'm wrong I need to take action quickly. Thanks in advance :)
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What species of wasp is this? And how to get rid of them?

Yesterday while moving a chair in my garden I got stung by a group of wasps. During the night I went hunting for their nests and managed to neutralize 3 of them: one was in the chair's legs, about the ...
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Species Identification: Waterborne larvae, Texas USA

Can you help identify this worm? It was found in a cup of water at a restaurant (unpleasant, yes), likely came through the water system. (Location: Texas) Found these images of it online (in which ...