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 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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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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Why does this plum/apricot hybrid look like brains?

Why does this plum/apricot hybrid look like brains? Notes: Here's a photo of what a normal fruit on the tree looks like. Location is Zone 5, east of Toronto. There are about 20 other fruits on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can anyone identify this tiny insect?

Very high magnification, size of a very small ant. Found in Menorca, spain
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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 anyone identify this small shrub? Has white flowers

Small shrub in adelaide south australia garden.
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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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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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Type of Tree With Somewhat Squarish Fruit

I live in the SF Bay Area and am trying to identify a tree on my street. It's the fruit that is confusing me -- does anyone know what this fruit is? It's not a rare tree -- there are at least several ...
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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 ...
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Worm Identification

Please identify the attached worm and larvae. Location: Payette, Idaho Approximate size: 1 mm Found in home.
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What species of worm is this? Found in underwear on Ecuador coast

My wife found this worm in her underwear this morning when she woke up. It wasnt attached to her or anything. About 4-5 inches long. Redish in color and slightly see through, meaning you could sort ...
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Species Identification

I found this in my hair this morning! Yucko! Please help me identify it. I have tried and tried to no avail.Thanks in advance.
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What species of butterfly/moth is this please?

What species is this please? It's really tiny. That's an oregano leaf. Location: United Kingdom
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Insect with Mohawk-style back in Mexico City

About 5mm long. Any idea what it is?
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What does this skull belong to?

I was cleaning out my pool with a leaf scoop the other day and found a small object, which I assume to be a sort of skull or cartilaginous structure of something that had died. I live in Sydney, ...
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What kind of shiny bronze beetle is this?

Lots of these on my rosemary bush About 7mm long
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What is this fruit

What is this fruit? Is it edible? Found it in my backyard, in the Lehigh valley, eastern PA. Here's the photo:
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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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What kind bottom feeder is this?

It’s about 2 1/2 inches long and had a little tail on the end. Also has short feelers that almost look like a moles.
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Aquatic Snail Identification

I can’t for the life of me find an identification of these snails. They’re thriving in brackish water, but may be freshwater naturally. They’re about .8cm long at their largest. I believe they have ...
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Mayfly identification - Oregon

Found in a web by a very small, slow moving stream. Douglas-fir forest in Gales Creek area, April 28.
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What's the name of this spider?

Recently, I was taking a walk down by a riverbank and saw this spider: Here's all the info I think would be useful Where? Missoula Montana, United States of America. Specifically, Greenough Park, on ...
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Identification of that red and black bug

Found in France countryside, few hours ago, on a bushlike plant in direct sun light. There is dozens of individuals, by groups of 5-ish, everywhere on the plant, along aphids, maybe sucking the plant'...
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What strain of Arthrospira (Spirulina) is this?

Can anyone help me to identify this strain of Arthrospira (Spirulina)
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Identify My Spider

I live in Littleton Colorado and caught this spider because I haven't seen it before. Any idea what it is?
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Can someone please tell me what lizards are these?

My cat keeps catching these lizards from a local park and insisted on me to keep them, so I did. But I do wonder what species/category do they fall into. I live in West Java, Indonesia, precisely in ...
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Help me ID snake

Could someone please tell me if this is a cotton mouth? Found 2 on my back porch, one got away. Location: Fayetteville, AR (USA) [Note: there are several ponds nearby]
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What kind of ribes is this?

I have a plant in my USDA zone 5 garden that appears to be in the ribes genus. Details: The location is east of Toronto (Ontario, Canada). The plant is currently flowering (today is May 18th, 2019)....
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What species is this little white bird?

This bird was found in my backyard in the north east of Italy. It's about 5cm long and can fly as high as 1.5m (so far).
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What is this black insect?

I found it in my computer but I don't know what it is
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What species of thermophilic prokaryote is present in hot compost that creates white mould like threads?

A method known as the "hot composting" method aims to create the right ratio of carbon rich and nitrogen rich materials in the pile in order to encourage thermophilic organisms to thrive in order to ...
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Help identifying this cocoon..?

Picture taken May 15th in Central Mexico, the cocoon is attached to a Rose bush leaf and is about 2cm long.
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What insect is this? Found in Russia

Found in Russia in the kitchen. Its about 15 mm long.
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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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What is this snake?

What kind of snake is this? It was sighted in Singapore (South-Eastern-Asia) and was ca. 40cm (~ 16 inches) long.
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Can you identify this bug

This was found in my home in Mojave county Arizona. It was about 1/8 inch long. I have a cat. Hoping not a flea.
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Can any one ID my tortoise?

I have got a pet tortoise and I was wondering if any one could identify it. I think it's a male around 2 years old. I'm not quite sure, it is quite small, very shy and goes very fast. He likes ...
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What is this tree growing in my town?

Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is? I took this picture today. It's in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Mushroom Identification: White mushroom growing on tree (South America)

Near the place I live in I noticed a little white mushroom growing on a tree trunk (a dead palm tree). I was curious to identify it, but from the little I learned so far white mushrooms are the worst ...
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What brazilian snake is this?

(1) Is it possible to identify the snake in the picture below? If (1) cannot be answered: (2) In view of the pattern of colors, is it possible the snake in the picture below be non-venomous? If so, ...