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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Microorganism ID?

I found this microorganism in a wet moss sample. It was very active and moved around quite quickly, and it looked to be using cilia to move. It had no coloration. I got some pictures at 400x: Any ...
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Spider identification North-West Italy

I would like to know what kind of spider is the one I killed and if it is somehow dangerous. Location: city in North-West Italy. Dimensions: ~1.5 cm, with legs opened. Time of day: around midday, but ...
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Can you identify this caterpillar?

Hi on my walk home in may i found this larvae crawling on a small road between grass and fields. All the yellowish larvae i know are looking totally differend than this. The origin of this picture is ...
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Which member of the Hemiptera family could this bug belong to?

Today I found this little bugger on the outside stucco near Vienna (AUT). Though I'm a big fan of bugs in general, certain members of the Pentatomidae, or their super-family the Pentatomoidea, ...
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Mushroom Identification: Brown gilled mushroom in Ohio lawn near rotting stump roots

Even though I ID a lot on this site, I'm rather unqualified to ID mushrooms (even with the help of sites like urbanmushrooms.com). Can anyone help me ID this mushroom species? Attributes: ...
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ID microbe found in moss sample (USA)

I found this microbe after putting a wet moss sample under my microscope. It latched on to a piece of moss and scanned the area around it for prey, and when it didn't find any, it slowly swam away. It'...
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Identify bush with white puff and 3 petal flowers, is it poisonous?

Is this one of the poisonous bushes I should worry about? Tiny white puff of flowers along with 3 petal flower. What is it?
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What ant species is this?

I found several queens of this species in Missouri, they all have glossy black coloring, with silvery abdomen hairs. The queens are around 0.75 inches long. This image is not mine, but similar to what ...
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Tiny Green beetle

I have some tiny, bright-green beetles on Granny Bonnet seed heads in Cornwall, UK. The insects have black heads and 3 black/yellow stripes across the back. They are ladybird shaped but much smaller. ...
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Which hornet-like insect is this?

This insect flew through my open 10th floor window, around midnight. Its flying pretty fast for insects, and bumping into the ceiling a lot. Location: southern Germany. For me it looks almost like a ...
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What species left these underwater eggs?

While inspecting some plants planted about 1.5 ft underwater in my pond, I noticed what appeared to be eggs on many of the plants. Note that the eggs are the white, oblong, opaque things. The clear ...
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What is this bird similar to a seagull but with a forked swift-like tail?

I observed these birds in Saint Petersburg, Russia this June, mainly in the evening when the sun was setting. They are similar to seagulls and often fly (presumably hunting) at the same location as ...
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Could you identify the species of this animal attaching to a fish in the Aegean Sea?

While wading within a few meters from the shoreline today, I observed and was observed by a number of curious fish. One of them had a blackish attachment, which was reminiscent of a small aquarium ...
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Fairy little bug

Can someone please enlighten me what kind of a creature is this sweet little friend?
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Can anyone identify this Australian tree?

This tree is found in the Wrights Hill area on the New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory border. Bark at breast height is curled and dense, becoming less dense at height.
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bird that might be a young one that didn't fledge happily

Can anyone identify this bird - located in Massachusetts
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What's this bug that is pretending to be an ant?

I found a bug with a yellow banding in the South of France. At first I thought it was an ant, and then it appeared to be a related to a cricket. What type of bug is it?
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Help identifying snake? (Southern California)

I just got home after a brief, surprise thunderstorm ... to find a pretty good size snake lounging in the breezeway at the garage side door. (Presumably, it was seeking shelter from the rain?) Could ...
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What species of viper is this?

I think that the snake in the pictures here below is a viper. I found it on a hiking trail on a mountain in Bulgaria. Height was about 2000 meters and the weather wasn't warm as you might expect in a ...
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Need help identifying spider

I have been trying to identity this spider and have found nothing similar. This is the second I have found, this being the smaller at about 2cm. I want to know what kind of spider this is and if it is ...
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What Snake is this? (Found at my door in Raebareli, North India)

Found this snake at my door in Raebareli, North India. We of course allowed it to go away peacefully. Could someone please identify it for me?
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Bird identification - hawk

These fledglings are learning to fly in Salt Lake City, UT. What species are they?
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What kind of insect cocoon is in the image below?

I found this cocoon under a leaf in my garden. It was light green when I found it, but it has turned to this colour after a while. I want to know what kind of insect's cocoon it is. I live in South-...
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What bird / animal has this call?

USA MA NE I have a bird / animal coming to the trees in the backyard making this call (see link to audio file), which does not really sound like a bird - it's fairly low frequency. I have not seen it. ...
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Help identify green insect with long antennae?

This was found in south Texas, USA. It size was around 3 centimetres without considering the antennas or legs.
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Bug Identification - Is this a bed bug?

What kind of bug is this? Side of a penny for size. Found on basement floor in a bedroom. Pleaase tell me this isn't a bed bug
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Evergreen ornamental shrub identification

These images were taken in the middle of April in central Poland. Plants are between 0.5 and a meter tall, and around a meter in diameter.
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What kind of spider is this? From New Zealand

Found this spider in my bin, sorry for poor quality photo, has a massive red bum, haven't seen one like it, can anyone identify it?, around the size of my finger or thumbnail. I am from New Zealand
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What kind of bug is this on my curtain?

These bugs are frequently found hanging on a curtain next to my window.
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Found a bug looks like a true bug but it has a mowhak

It looks strange found it today what is it?
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What arthropod with a distinctive yellow and black colored body is this?

I found this outside my window, today morning, on a clothes peg; I live on the eighteenth floor, so it probably is a good flyer. I have noticed that the antennae are almost as long as its body and ...
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Is this a bed bug that i found on my pillow? [duplicate]

Found this last night on my pillow. Is this a bed bug? I put it on a papertowel to take the pic. Its about 3mm in length. I tried to zoom in the best that I could.
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larvae in my balcony

yesterday I found lots of larvae on my balcony floor. I couldn't find out where they came from. I put some in a jar to search for them and today they started turning into pupae. Can anyone tell me ...
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What type of spider is this please?

Can anyone identify this spider please. Found in Herefordshire UK
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I found this bug on my washer please help identify it

The bug was a light brown It had like 4 legs and two antennas
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Flying Insect Identification

What insect is this? Found in the UK, approximately 10mm-15mm in length.
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What is this black worm-like creature with a yellow underbelly

This was found in the Malay Peninsula around noon. Unfortunately it was doused in hot water by my grandmother. Image below is after having been killed by hot water. It is about 1.5cm-ish long. It was ...
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Trying to identify a Spider found in rural Missouri, USA

I am trying to identify this spider found indoors in a rural area near Kansas City, Missouri. I cannot recall seeing one like it in my 14 years of living here but I have now found 3 inside in the past ...
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Is this a local insect?

The monster below got into my house today (west of Paris, France). It is about 3 cm (1.2 inches) long. I have no idea if this is a local insect that I would then let free, or some invasive species I ...
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Asking for identification of biting insect [duplicate]

Inaturalist says it's a thrip, but my photo isn't very clear and inaturalist tries its hardest, but it can't positively identify everything, and I want to make sure it's not a flea or something else. ...
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Identify species of snake in India

image Is this snake poisonous, found wrapped around a tree in middle of hot summer of 40 degrees celcius, in himachal, Northern INDIA, Himalayan foothills?
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Is this a hornet?

I live on the 2nd floor of an old apartment building in Vancouver BC (Canada). A couple of years ago we had an issue with a hornets nest that was difficult to remove because of its location. They ...
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Tiny orange yellow bug in raspberries? What is it?

There's a tiny orange yellow bug in raspberries: What is it? The fruit was sitting in the fridge for 3 days
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Identify orange-brown, teardrop-shaped insect in central Europe that was found indoors

TL;DR Can someone identify the species of the insect in below picture? Editing of the wording of this question (if possible) to make it easier to find by using search engines is welcome. I caught this ...
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Which fly is this?

This picture was taken in the Brazilian Amazon, upper Negro River, at daytime. The fly, about 1 cm long (maybe a little more) was flying next to us, as if to drink sweat. It finally landed on my ...
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What is this insect wing, based on its vein pattern?

I've heard that it's possible to identify insect species uniquely based only on the vein patterns of their wings. Is this true? If so, what is this? The image is taken from an unsolved Internet ...
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What are those berry-like plants in this photo?

I found this photo on a Flickr gallery and I have no idea what this plant is. Is it supposedly a type of berry or something?
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Identification of an animal building

I live in south-west Germany and today while mowing the lawn I discovered a strange structure. It looks like a molehill on which additional branches were placed. This kind of branches are easy to find ...
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Unknown pentatomid from India

I found this bug last year in August in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. The scale at the bottom of the picture is in mm and the size of the bug seem to be about 1.5 cm. It looks a bit like Halyomorpha ...
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Please identify this bone found on the beach

I've found it on the beach in Çanakkale, Turkey. Width 7.5 cm, height 5 cm. Inner hole dimensions are 2.5 cm x 3 cm.

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