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 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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What is this red mushroom with the “inverted” cap?

Picture taken on 29 March 2020, Czech Republic (Middle Europe). The cap is red, and its shape is "inverted". It is quite tough, first I thought it was a piece of plastic, but apparently it is growing ...
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What kind of spider is this?(Rajasthan, India)

Hi there, I found this insect in India/Rajasthan. Is this a spider or scorpion? It was nearly 50 mm in length.
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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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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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Which species of bumblebee(?) is this?

I observed this beautiful insect near a forest in northern Switzerland. What is it?
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What kind of worm is this in my food? (Tuna sandwich from canned tuna)

Can I have some assistance identifying this worm which was in a tuna salad sandwich I purchased from a local co-op in Minneapolis MN?
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What is this? Is it harmful? [duplicate]

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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Is that a sundew?

I have bought the seeds for a sundew/drosera (growbro.nl) but I have pretty serious doubt if that is really the plant I wanted :-) If not, what kind of plant is that I have grown?
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What is this fossilized claw found in a Belgian forest?

What is this fossilized claw found in a Belgian forest? It is 14.5 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter.
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What kind of fish are these?

This should be pretty easy. We have a tropical fish tank, and among a few other species we have an adult pair of these guys. The female is a live-bearer, and seems to be giving birth to two young at a ...
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Black and orange spider, what is it?

Found in Alexandria MN, on sidewalk. Small, fast little spider.
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What kind of hot pink eggs are these? [duplicate]

I saw a dozen or more clusters of what I think are insect eggs attached to a few vertical sticks protruding from a small pond, and a few more to stalks of grass nearby. Location is in Hsinchu County, ...
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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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What are these flowers on Kerguelen?

What are these plants, which resemble short pink sunflowers, in this photograph from Kerguelen island?
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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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Spider identification (Caribbean)

I live in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico) and found this spider in my garage. Is it venomous? It measures about 8 inches as a whole.
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What is Growing on These Tree Leaves? (Image)

I found a seemingly diseased tree when I was out playing tennis yesterday... What is growing on this tree leaf? Is this a disease? If so, is it contagious? I have zero knowledge in botany, but I'm ...
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What strange jelly-like thing is shown in the photo?

What is shown in the pictures below? The photo was taken at the Australia's south coast (Queenscliff). The length of the thing is no longer than 50 cm... It doesn't move and has jelly-like consistency....
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What is this insect in North Carolina?

This insect is in my house in North Carolina, USA. I think it shares similar body features of that of a wasp, but it is far too narrow and has what appears to be a long stinger. What is it?
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Unable to identify bug/insect in house [duplicate]

I am not able to identify this bug/insect. I stay in Dubai and have been noticing this bug/insect in my apartment since a week now. It is so tiny that it's difficult to notice. The image below has ...
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Help me identify Grasshopper

I found this Grasshopper in Goa/India. It was about 2cm long. I suspect it is from Cataloipus genus or Gomphocerinae subfamily. Am i correct or it also seems to be juvenile from some other species?
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Species Identification : Worm like insect but broad at back [duplicate]

Can anyone help me identify this insect Location: Southern India Size: About 2cm It looks like a worm but has a broad back, it seems like (not very sure) it tucks it's thin head inside the broad ...
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Identify this giant green moth(?) with great taste?

One evening in late February I sat down to eat dinner after a day of hiking in hills around New Taipei City and discovered that someone else shared my taste in clothes. A very large green moth-like ...
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Identify this tree?

I found this tree in Crete, Greece close to the sea, planted next to a building. Since I haven't seen this tree anywhere else in the island, I suppose it was planted by someone. Here are some pictures ...
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Unidentified Spider

Apologies for the rubbish quality of the image, but I found this spider while in the shower. I’m not exactly sure what species it is and wonder if someone can help me out. I live in southeast ...
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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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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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Can you identify this mold? (Aspergillus?)

I took some macro pictures (see below) of some black mold growing on wet straw. I noticed this creature that I think to be Aspergillus niger, but looks bigger than the one depicted in many pictures (...
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What is my pet tortoise' species?

I got this tortoise from my uncle. He said that it wandered into his yard. Found in Khon Kaen, Thailand during the summer.
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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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Insect Identification (badly damaged corpse)

The photo is of the insect in question in a strainer. The body of the insect is just over half an inch long. I see a separated wing cover and leg in the photo as well. My location is New Hampshire, ...
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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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What is this animal and what is it doing?

So, I found this fella while I was walking on the golf course by my house. Initially, I wasn’t sure it was an animal at all. I’m sorry the picture isn’t better, but I didn’t want get close without ...
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Are these spinach leaves?

I often buy baby spinach from the store, and sometimes, in a few bags of spinach I also find these leaves: They have a different shape than the spinach leaves, they are a lighter green, and they ...
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What is this spider found in day time?

. South India Arm to arm about 3 inch in length. Day time. was hiding inside a cardboard storage box.
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What type of insect is this?

I'm naturally thinking this is a bee, but I cannot find it anywhere in any insect identifiers. I caught this picture on top of my doorway, it's about 1 1/2 inches in length, and its torso seems to be ...
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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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What to do with this Araucaria sprout

I live in Santiago, Chile, and I see this Araucaria frequently: For what I have read, it seems to be a female A. angustifolia individual (leaves are 2-3 cm long and a few mm wide, with a very sharp ...
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Identify an animal (Japan, urban area)

I met this animal yesterday while walking along a small river in Yokohama, Japan. It came out of the bushes some 5 meters away from me, but while I was launching the camera app on my smartphone, it ...
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What are these tiny insects? [duplicate]

I live in Italy (Emilia Romagna), and my house, seasonally in spring, is full of these guys, someone knows their name and if they could represent a problem? They are very tiny slightly less than 0,5 ...
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What type of insect is this found near Mountain View California? [closed]

This was taken in a hotel room in the Mountain View area of California. Size wise, it was pretty small, perhaps somewhere around an inch from left to right (not including antennae). My first instinct ...
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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 Kind of Bug is This

I found this bug in southern Florida in February. It was approximately 1cm long or less, fully extended. What type of bug is this?

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