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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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Can Anyone Identify this Tissue?

I am hoping someone can identify the image below My wife felt a bug bite her and found this in her hair now she's worried that it was a tick. the photo is at 40X under microscope. I'm guessing it's ...
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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 bug is this

Found in Mojave county Az. It was in my home. I have a cat. Real small about 1/8 inch
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Can anyone identify this bug I keep finding on my window sill? [duplicate]

These bugs are very small, but can vary from brown as seen in the picture to almost a white-ish/translucent appearance. I reckon they are 1mm in size.
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Larva in cat's water dish

Can anyone help me identify this tiny larva I found in my cat's water dish and tell me how it got there?
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Unknown Lamiaceae plant identification

A while ago I received a pack of seeds described as Pycnanthemum Pilosum / Mountain mint. The seeds are small (below 1 millimeter) and brown: Plants grown out of these seeds are around 40 centimeters ...
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What kind of spider is this? First time I have ever seen one

This was taken 07/06/19 in Cape Breton, NS, Canada. I would say that it is about an inch (2.5 cm) in length and seemed to be pretty uniformly grey. The belly was the same colour as the legs, it had a ...
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House sparrow or something else?

These little flying fellows seemed to have made themselves a small nest in the crevices of the roof of my house (I live in Poland). I don't know if this makes a difference, but I do live near a small ...
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Where should I go for online information on animals endemic specifically in Mozambique?

I've been involved with the citizen science project "Wildcam Gorongosa" for over half a year now (website, forum). As there are lots of unexperienced volunteers, many questions are being asked. Often ...
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Bug Identification: Tiny Bugs

I have seen these on my hands recently and I am wondering what they are. Urban Setting. South Central Pennsylvania.
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is this a brown recluse spider?

What kind of spider is this? SE Michigan, light brown color, second picture less focused but w tape measure for scale. Thank you!
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Is this spider venomous?

I found this spider in bathroom. Just wanted to know more about it. Location : India(South India,Hyderabad) Temperature : 30°C Humidity : 74%
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Species identification. Is this a leech?

The pictured creature, shown at the bottom of a glass, was attached to a friend’s child after he was swimming in the Ottawa River today. It stretches out to roughly an inch in length but in this “...
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Can you identify this red insect?

Location: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India Date: 27 May 2017 Time: 5.33 pm The insect was found walking upwards on a plastic table. It was about 3-4cm long, as far as I remember; its been a long time ...
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Caterpillar(?) in Leaf Cocoon identification - Missouri

A small chunk of leaves fell off of a potted tomato plant. We noticed our cats taking an interest in it once it started moving. Then a little caterpillar poked its head out. What kind of bug is this ...
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Can someone identify this plant I saw in NYC (might not be native idk)

I've never seen a plant with these type of leaves before and was wondering if anyone recognized/can figure out the species.
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I have a black tiny bug crawling all over the house

This bug is crawling all around the house it stays within the shadows and moves very very slow, i have never seen it jump or run, it just moves very slowly P.S. those bugs as u can see are smaller ...
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What is this (seed/berry)-like object and where is it coming from?

I've been finding these little green (seed/berry) like objects in my garden for three years now. This picture shows either a large variant or simply a later lifecycle stage of development. At ...
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Bug Identification: Tiny Bugs in Fairport NY

We have been finding a ton of these tiny bugs (pin head size or smaller) outside on our patios, outdoor tables, on the grill, etc. What are they and how do we get rid of them?
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Bug larvae identification

anybody know what this might be, found in my bed. Pennsylvania, USA . Thanks
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What are these tiny creatures swimming around my aquarium?

I was checking out my aquarium today, and decided to scoop out a water sample and take a look at it more closely. What I discovered were numerous, very, very tiny white worms (?) swimming around in ...
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What kind of weird little insect is this?

What kind of insect is this? I found it in my work room. I live in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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Can anyone help confirm this tiny insect larvae?

Can anyone help identify this insect larvae? Found: UK, autumn, in a bed. Size: less than 2mm The bed was searched thoroughly and no others were found, but is there likely to be more of them? ...
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What is this underwater creature?

West Bali, about 10 meters deep. Body is roughly 10 cm across. Does not move.
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What kind of insect is this? (seen in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

We recently (in November) saw this insect in Goma, DRC. I would appreciate help identifying it.
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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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Mysterious spherical mass of feathers (Reddit)

Original posting from Reddit I am posting this here in the hopes that an ornithologist might be able to shed some light on this unusual finding. Locality is Boise, Idaho. This appears to be a ...
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Identification of a small flat bug

So for the last few days I have been noticing these small bugs in my bathroom -- they don't appear frequently, and I see them once or twice a month. The characteristics and behavior I observed are as ...
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Is identifying the genus of a fungus (mushroom specifically) enough?

Does the genus of a mushroom have enough information about it, without the species? Let's say I wanted to identify a mushroom (when picking) to see if I can safely pick and later eat it. Let's say I ...
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What is this worm-like creature?

It is on my bed sheet. The hairy part the the rear end. The length is about the diameter of a US dime (~18mm).
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Egypt bug needs identification please

Is it possible to identify this bug,,? Found in South Sinai .in Egypt . Only seen crawling but maybe it can fly ? Black with 6 legs. 2 long black "strings " coming from back end Thank you
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Want to know about a creature which bite me

I am Sachin from MP India. Few minutes back I have gotten bite by a creature. What is its name? Is it harmful if I got bitten by it? Feeling little pain there.
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What about this bat?

This happened in LaGrange GA. We heard some crawling around behind one of the faux-wood shutters on our front porch. So I eased it back and saw this: If you can't make out the scale, the furry part ...
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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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Help with jellyfish species identification

Our research group (Evolutionary Genetics Group, University of Zurich) has received a letter from a special needs child who has kindly asked us to identify three jellyfish species. Unfortunately, the ...
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What is the name of this yellow bumble bee that I photographed in New York City?

Does anybody know the name of this bumblebee? (For categorization on Wikipedia Commons: 1 and 2)
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Is this a Zelus luridus?

I found this little bug on my bed and I got curious to know what it was, I did some researches and then I noticed that it is very similar to Zelus Nymph but I can't be sure of it. Can you confirm it? ...
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Horned Mohawk looking insect. What is it?

Any ideas? I didn't know any other way to explain it. I live in Indiana, USA if that helps. Someone said it might be a "stink bug" but I'm not sure and not willing to find out!
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What animal is this? A bee? red mason bee? (Bee-like with brown/orange fur)

The picture was taken at the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in Southwestern Germany in June 2019. I tried to Google "Bee with brown fur", but the only thing that came up was a red mason bee, and the ...
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Could somebody please tell what tree genus is this?

Leaves of a tree in south Asia: It is in Pakistan, found in flat land habitats.
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Can anyone identify this tiny insect?

Very high magnification, size of a very small ant. Found in Menorca, spain
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What is this insect in a cocoon climbing a web?

I found this thing hanging from the framework of my garage yesterday: The size of the object in the picture was about .75 inches tall by maybe a quarter inch wide. This was taken yesterday in a ...
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Algae or Lichen identification. Coastal BC, Canada

I have tried all books and internet resources I know of, but I still have no idea what this might be — a lichen or something else. At first glimpse, I thought it was something man-made and unnatural, ...
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Identifying a shrub with unusual “many shoots” growth behavior

While recently hiking in the southern mountains of New Hampshire, we came across a plant, and some of them were exhibiting what we interpreted to be a disease, or least unusual growth. On some of the ...
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Why is there a weevil on top of a beetle?

A click beetle was walking around and there is a weevil on top of it. Any idea why? I would also like to know the exact species of these insects. ! Time: 18:50, place: Netherlands / Noord-Hollands ...
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What is this seaside thing?

I found this on the sand and I do not know what is it? I thought it is sea devil, however I checked google and it is not. Can someone tell me what is it(its name )
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What kind of bug is in this photo

Wondering what kind of bug this is found outside
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Help identifying a weird creature

Okay, so there is this weird creature, which has been crawling around our house. I can hear it moving around, and it's especially active in the dark. I've however been able to take a picture of it. If ...
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What’s the name of this tree?

I’m trying to find information about this tree that I didn’t plant. Looking for information in terms of pruning, etc. It had white flowers on it this spring, but is now flower less and has very few ...
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What type of maggots are these?

After leaving some hot dogs out in the sun at a pool party, we brought them inside and refrigerated them. I took them out today without thinking and microwaved them. When I put them on my plate, I ...