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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Kansas Insect (Black Bee/Wasp?) Identification

I live in Kansas (Pottawatomie County), and I found a bee-like insect in my bedroom. The creature looked like this: The insect about 5 cm long in size (as you can compare it with the window blind), ...
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I found this tiny transparent creature in my aquarium - what is it?

Please help me identify this 1-2 mm nearly transparent animal which I found in my salt water aquarium.
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What is this water animal in my swimming pool?

I have had a swimming pool (which is salt) for few months. 2 weeks ago I saw this: I made a quick gif of a video: Today, I found 4 more of this animal: All of them that are living I found in the ...
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What is this small brown arthropod? [duplicate]

Does anyone have an idea what this arthropod is? I first found one in the bath but have since noticed them on the walls, ceiling and on linen around the house. They are 1mm long, look brown in colour ...
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Identification of huge larva in South Tyrol

On a sunny autumn day (19.09.2021) i saw a huge green larva crossing the street facing a wineyard. The picture was taken near Bozen, South Tyrol (22 °C that day). It is at least 14 cm long and 2 cm ...
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Do you know what kind of bug this is?

I have tried to find a similar picture online, but can’t seem to find any. Does anyone know what kind of bug this is? It has been on a penstemon plant for about 3 days. I am located just outside of ...
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Can someone identify this male Zygaenidae (subfamily Procridinae)?

Photo taken in 2018, Near Berlinchen, Germany. The immediate vincinity is Calluna on sands. The area has a an interesting vegetation with heather and broom, species-rich grasslands on poor and ...
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What animal is this? Caution, GRAPHIC!

One of my friends stumbled upon this half part of an animal. It seems lizard-like...I don't think I've ever seen a lizard that large, though. We live in Greece. Can you figure it out? Close-up and a ...
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What insect is featured in this picture?

At the end of the summer, we've been finding these insects in our apartment complex in Baltimore, MD. What are they and do they bite? The length is about the size of a US nickel (We've had mysterious ...
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Identifying insect in Sri Lanka

I saw this one in our garden in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It seemed to be hiding from the harsh sunlight that was there. I have never seen this bug before. Anyone know what bug this could be?
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Identify bug found eating wood table

This bug came out of a hole in a wood table. I'm in south-west France but since we bought that table one year ago, it was most probably in the table when we bought it so it could be from anywhere. I'd ...
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What type of animal is this? [duplicate]

There was a leaking fire hydrant across a sidewalk. On the other side was a lake. The fire hydrant water was streaming across the sidewalk. I saw it swimming in the sidewalk away from the side of the ...
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What is the scientific name of this green insect/bug?

(Picture from Internet) I want to know the scientific name of this insect. They are very small in size and they do not like to stay at one place so taking pictures is hard. Following are some ...
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Is this a nymph of a Zelus renardii or Zelus luridus?

My mom found this insect on one of her plants, and she would like to know what it is and whether it is dangerous or harmful. I've done some research and I think it is a nymph of a Zelus renardii, but ...
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Damselflies: which exact species of Coenagrion

I recently took the following pictures of Coenagrion spp.(6th of June, in Versoix forest (small pond), Geneva area, Switzerland, Alt: ~450m). Picture detailed & cropped: For the identification, I ...
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What is this bug? Singapore

enter image description here Around 1 inch in length
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What is this very tiny insect that was in my bedsheets? [duplicate]

I found it in my bedsheets. I'm in Bordeaux, France. It is 3mm long and is the only one that I found. Should I be worried that there might be others? If so, what should I do?
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Help identifying a mite (?)

I live in Cambridge, UK, and found these mites (probably? not sure) in the attic. There are no bird nests at or around the dwelling, and no traces of rats or mice. There are plenty of those and not ...
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Identify a copper fuzzy moth

Photographed in 2003 in Panama. Not sure of size.
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Long strand of white eggs on balcony cat net - What insect do they belong to?

In the last few weeks we've noticed multiple strands of tiny white eggs appearing on our balcony cat net. It seems that they were always laid after rainfall (we had plenty in the last few days). Old ...
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Large caterpillar with prominent eye-spots and a Morse-code pattern

I would appreciate any help in identifying this caterpillar. Location: Goa, India. Tropical climate Currently rainy season. Seen in the morning Length: about 5cm, Diameter: about 1cm
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Identification of moth in Pandemis heparana trap

While monitoring Pandemis heparana in an apple orchard in South Tyrol (middle of August), I frequently observed huge moths accumulating within the trap. The trap itself is working with pheromones for ...
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Bug identification

Germany, cca 0.6mm, dead Bug, i haven't see before
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Is this a bed bug? Looks like a skeleton

Is this a bed bug? Germany, the size of specimen is 0.6 mm.
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What is this bug? (Northern Italy)

I found two of these going around my room, looks like they entered from the window. Size is about 8-10 mm. Colour a very light translucent brown. Any ideas of what it could be and if it's dangerous? ...
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What animal is this track from?

Last week I noticed this odd track made of "squiggly triangle footprints" on the outside surface of a dirty skylight in my home in the northern Netherlands, and I found it odd that I can't ...
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Identification of a spider — South India

I found this spider jumping around in my garden , to describe it is blue and black . I noticed that it has strong front legs and a pointed posterior , it has blue designs on a black body . I live in ...
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Strange yellow flower in shrub Species ID

This is a perennial plant photo taken in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, but I have seen the same plant in Andhra Pradesh as well. It's not exactly woody like a tree, but pretty large shrub [taller than me]. ...
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Species ID of this giant brain-shaped mushroom? How do its spores escape, there's no "puff" for this puffball!

After several days of rain then a few warm sunny days in northern Taiwan in August, I came across this giant mushroom growing in an open field that's only occasionally mowed. This mushroom about 18 cm ...
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What are these little brown insects

We have these little insects in our house, they look brown and round to the naked eye, they seem to be somewhat attracted to light since we found a cluster of ~6 on the wall next to a light, otherwise ...
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Can anyone identify this fish?

I saw it in the sea very close to the beach in front of Starfish Hotel in St Lucia. It had some spines along its back and it seemingly had fins on each side that split open into 4. It used its front ...
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Please help identify the species of a possible butterfly

I took picture of this weird butterfly. It landed when I was drying my clothes. But it didn't even move when I try to shake it off. After I took a lot of pictures, I tried to shake it outside. It ...
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What is this super-fly?

This fly repeatedly buzzed in my girlfriend’s ear. Eventually got it from it being caught in her hair. I clapped it between my hands. It fell on the floor and twitched a bit as flies sometimes do. It ...
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I saw these strange bee in my garden, and they drag little insect and/or caterpillar to their nest

I saw these strange bee in my garden, and they drag little insect and/or caterpillar to their nest. What are they? When I catch them by gloves, their body is extremely hard. I notice since a few of my ...
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Identification of a plant

Please help me to identify this plant The plants can be found on italian balconies and I would like to buy one, but I do not know what I should look for. The habit of the plant is trailing.
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Help identifying this Queen Ant

Could someone please help us identify this queen ant ? We live in the North Island of New Zealand. So far our google image searches haven’t found a match. Any help would be appreciated.
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Pink and white flower species ID

I found these small plants growing after the rains in July .In Bhubaneswar , India. What species is it?
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Tiny deep red flower shrub species ID

I found this plant with maple like leaves blooming after rains this july.I am in Bhubaneswar,India.
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Flowering climber species ID in Odisha

I found this pink climber on a tree , in Bhubaneswar,India. It started blooming around july .
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Middle European Spider Identification

Yesterday I've encountered the pictured spider in my home in Austria, Europe. The colors are pretty accurate in the picture, the head was striped brown/beige and black, the legs were multicolored with ...
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Kansas Spider Identification

I live in Kansas (Pottawatomie County), and I found a spider crawling on a wall inside my bedroom: I'm inclined to keep the spider in my house, but I just want to double check to see if it is ...
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ID request - small green caterpillar

This was eating my mustard spinach (Brassica rapa subsp. nipposinica) plant in Washington state, USA; about 1cm in length.
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Can you please help me identifying these parasite (eggs?) on rose?

My aunt today saw the following objects on roses in her garden and asked what it is but nobody could tell her yet, but it seems to be some kind of parasite or some caterpillar eggs. As you can see, ...
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Is this some kind of crane fly?

I found this insect inside my house in Austria and it looked like some kind of wasp-moth to me. It is quite large with about 3 cm in lenght (excluding legs). I looked up various images of crane flies ...
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Can anyone identify this seed, pit, or nut?

I found this on the recessed top of the intake manifold of my car engine. It may have been there for weeks. It was likely brought there by a rat or squirrel who was unable to chew through the outer ...
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Which species is this in below picture? Can you please give me some details or reference link?

Can you name this species ? What are some characteristic ? Size: 2.5 inches to 3 inches Diameter: 1mm to 2 mm Can crawl like millipede but little slow. Always in red colour Get fold like in one of ...
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Help indentify this species of snake/worm

I stumbled upon this snake during my routine walking in the nature park near me. The location is southern India. Time if observation is 6 30 PM. The length was approximately 1 feet. I could see the ...
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What is the name of this black and white dove/pigeon?

July 19, 2021. My sister found this bird outside near our bird feeders. We’ve never seen one of this coloring or size before, and I’m not sure it’s native to where we live (Northern New Jersey). It ...
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Can you identify these tiny black insects please?

I'm afraid I don't know anything about them except that there are suddenly thousands of them invading my house since about a week ago, and I'd like to repel them. Found in Cambridge, UK. They are ...

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