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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Identify arthropod with many legs in Mumbai

Can someone please identify this ~5 cm long arthropod? I've been finding one of these every 2-3 days inside my apartment ever since rainy season started here in Mumbai (June). The bulb portion is its ...
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What are these black masses floating on my pool?

I've been cleaning them for some time. At first I thought it was some kind of synthetic material, but when I took one with my fingers it disintegrated into filaments. I placed another under my usb ...
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What specie of flying insect is this? [duplicate]

The insect pictured below just flown into my room. I live in Central Europe (Poland), it is about evening now. The thing is about 1,5 cm in length (not sure about this, I was too focused on driving it ...
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Unidentified insect seen in southern UK, near North Downs

This creature was seen in southern UK, near North Downs, just this weekend. https://youtu.be/5VJYOrMJXaQ
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What is this creepy little thing that I found sticking on my bathroom wall?

I found this creepy looking thing hanging on my bathroom wall. This is actually the 2nd time I have seen it. The first one I saw looked kind of dried up already stuck in between the walls. But this ...
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Can anyone identify this spider for me, please?

I live in Northern Indiana and I’ve seen 3 of these spiders in my house before, all different ones. When I first saw it, it scared me since it’s a pretty big spider in my opinion from what I usually ...
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identification request - medium size fly invasion

I have two invasions going on! the one here: identification request - tiny flies invasion and this one: We are in Berlin, Germany. This fly is 2.5mm long vs 1mm wide, and seems to like the dark and ...
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identification request - tiny flies invasion

Since they are tiny, this is the best photo I can do: We are in Berlin, Germany. It has become very hot outside and the flies have invaded us for the last couple days. The insect is about 1mm long, 0....
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ID request - larvae on potato plants

Several of these were on my potato plants in Washington state, USA. This one about 7mm in length, some were a bit larger. They were moving in an inchworm-like fashion, but only by touch - I don't ...
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What kind of snakes are in this photo?

What is the name of these snakes? I saw them in the street and I don't know if they are dangerous for people? Photo is taken near to Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Plant identification (indoor succulent)

A relative brought back a plant cutting from a trip to Erythrea. The plant was in a garden, so I do not know whether it is native to that area. What I do know is that is lives happily outdoors, both ...
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What is this Kenyan insect?

This insect was seen in Nairobi, Kenya. Underside is striped black and white. What is it?
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What is this insect in Southern Colorado?

We have found this insect in a bit of a swarm on a concrete pad and on some insulation next to and around our greenhouse in which we have tomato plants. The insect is about 2mm wide at its widest, ...
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What is this insect? (Location: Bangkok, Thailand; found on a rambutan; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide; color: black)

What is this insect? (Location: Bangkok, Thailand; found on a rambutan; size: 8 mm long, 4 mm wide; color: black) On the rambutan: Videos: https://youtu.be/WwB0B_PdOT8 https://youtu.be/0DZ8nXcJIkI
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I would like help Identifying this insect

We found this in our house after coming in from outside but we are unsure if it came in on one of us (riding our coat) or was in our house before. We live in Massachusetts if that helps. We would like ...
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What large “package” is carried by this large spider underneath itself?

One night in early May in northern Taiwan a strange looking spider carrying a large white "package" underneath itself ran in front of me and stopped, so I photographed it. The package is roughly the ...
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Identify this insect with a big “face” pattern on its brown fuzzy wings

Hiking in low mountains in northern Taiwan in early May I noticed that something seemed to be looking at me from the ground, and it turned out to be the pattern on an insect's wings. The wings are ...
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Which animal dug this 5 cm diameter hole deep into mud and build a large mound around it?

I noticed the large structure below today at the edge of a very small pond in northern Taiwan lowlands. It is June and it has rained a bit the past few days, and this 15 cm mud dome with a 5 cm ...
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What species of spider is this? Could anyone help

This image was taken in assam, India. The size was around 1cm. Could anyone help identify?
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What is this moth?

I found this moth sitting on a flower of mine in northwestern Indiana. Anyone know what species this is?
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What plant is this? I can't identify

Please help me identify this plant. This was shot in the assam-meghalaya region of india.
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What are these maggots, and how to get rid of them?

These maggots are just over 1cm long. They appeared suddenly, in great numbers, and in many rooms all over the apartment (central Israel). What are they? Is there a less heavy-handed way to get rid ...
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Identity of strange bird with fish net tangled around one foot

This bird was photographed at a small beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What kind of (ocean?) bird is this??
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Insect with long neck—what is it?

I found this insect in Fish Haven, Idaho (right next to Bear Lake) in June and think it’s absolutely fascinating: If you can’t tell from the picture, it’s a few centimeters in length—very thin with a ...
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Bed bugs or something else?

me and my partner had itchy patches that looked like bites so we were scared we might have bed bugs and we found a bunch of these creatures behind the bed in between the frame and a concrete wall as ...
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Can you identify these ants?

I think they could be carpenter ants, but not sure.
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What is the name of this spider I found in The Netherlands?

This spider is smaller than 1 mm and fast. The spider has tiny hairs on orange coloured legs. The backside of the spider is dark-brownish and has a small red stripe in the middle. I have taken ...
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ID: Serated-leafed seedling

A seedling has popped up in one of my planters (acid soil; Toronto, Ontario). What is it? June 4, 2020: June 20, 2020:
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What's this parasite?

Any microbiologists or parasitologists recognize this? It's from my pet bearded dragon in the eastern US and the vet's never seen it before.
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How can I obtain a uniform bacterial sample?

I'm currently doing a research project wherein I will be testing the antibiotic resistance of a bacterial sample. Due to a risk of contamination during transport, I'm not allowed to request a uniform ...
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What is this snail? (Location: Bangkok, Thailan; size: 3 cm long, 5 mm wide; color: mostly black)

What is this snail? (Location: Bangkok, Thailan; size: 3 cm long, 5 mm wide; color: mostly black) Video: https://youtu.be/vxig5QOSoss
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What is the name of this insect? Is it venomous or possess any threat to human life if someone gets stung?

I found it in Northern part of India, on a mango tree. When I intended to move it away from home, it seems to bite like a snake with front part lifting like a king cobra. This insect is 6-7 inches ...
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Is this may-flowering grass an Echinochloa (barnyard grass)?

There's a grass growing in my thyme pot on my balcony, that's currently flowering (end of May, Paris region, France, southern exposure, windy conditions), and I'm wondering what species it is: Here ...
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Which beetle is this?

I'm curious to find out what kind of beetle this is. Google lens search suggested a type of longhorn beetle, but I am not convinced. The photo is taken in Karnataka, in India Thanks!!
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What insect is this? Looks like a spider but with six legs and long antennae

I've been spotting some of these insects in my house lately, they look like spiders but it seems like they have six legs and antennae instead of eight legs. Can someone tell me what insect is this? Is ...
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Identify this insect seen in a rural area in North India

During my stay at a village in Haryana, India, I noticed many of these grey-brown insects in my room. They spend most of their time crawling but occasionally fly too (for short distances—one metre to ...
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What is this insect seen in Northern Italy?

I am from Northern Italy, close to the border with Slovenia. I saw this thing today on the window, and was sure it was a piece of a dry rosmarine branch carried there by the wind - until it started ...
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What species is this marine invertebrate sighted 2m below the surface near Halifax, NS?

This image was taken at ~2m depth, with a small ROV in Halifax, NS in May. We're in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and as far as I know, don't have gooseneck barnacles. Considering that it may be a ...
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Identity little brown lady bugs taking shelter in my home

Can someone please identify this little creature for me. They are appearing more frequently in my room. What are they doing here? Could it be those basic needs and requirements? The size is about 2 ...
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Can Ixodes ricinus eggs survive in home?

Recently I returned from the countryside with my dog and found in my house three engorged ticks. I indentified them as Ixodes ricinus (maybe incorrectly, but I live in Poland and it's the most popular ...
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strange creature

We live on the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, Texas. There was a big thunderstorm that dumped several inches of rain at our home. We live about a quarter of a mile from the bay. My daughter found it ...
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what kind of lizard is this

Found on ground by house in residential neighborhood in Fort Pierce FL. looks mature maybe 17".
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What’s the name of this insect that looks like a leaf? I found it in Taiwan

Found it in a tea plantation. It can jump.
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Have I identified this species correctly? Weird ocean blob

I often comb the beaches in Santa Cruz (central California coast) for weird stuff that washes ashore. The waves have been a lot stronger than usual the last few days, and the today the beach was ...
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Identification and odd leaf anomaly

We're in the process of welcoming sheep, thus setting up the fences, now inside on of the areas, there is a small tree. Never seen leafs like this before. I suspect this to be some sort of anomaly/...
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What is this soil digging insect?

It is in Texas(Month: May). Are these flying ants?termites? or Cicada Killers?
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What is this bug found in a garden in Utah?

Apologies for the poor quality of the photo. I found this bug in a garden in Utah. The body was flattish, with teal markings (lighter than it looks in the photo) with an interesting pattern of three ...
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What is this insect? And does it eat aphids on plants?

I found this insect that looks like a praying mantis on my plant which was infested with aphids. I sprayed neem oil and most aphids died, even one of these praying mantises did. But here in this ...
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Can Larvae of Wasp Moth feed on leaves other than oleander?

So I found a wasp moth in my garden, for some reason it was not flying away. I kept it in a well ventilated jar and left it in a safe place. I came back after few hours and saw it laid lot of eggs on ...
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Help identifying this bird skull

The skull is 4 to 6 inches long and still has tendons attached. I found this on a beach in central California, which leads me to think it's probably from a seabird. I believe this is from a smaller ...

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