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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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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What kind of animals are these little creatures?

I have 3 tanks. 1 with my fishes and 2 other are technical. The smallest one is 0.5l and I'm using it as trash bin where I put dead plants and algae from main aquarium and it has sand from the see at ...
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What is this tiny bug [duplicate]

I have seen these on my floor several times now that spring has arrived and temps have started to go up. It is silvery in color, appears to have a hard and segmented shell, it kind of reminds me of a ...
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To which ungulate species does this tooth remainder belong?

Found on the beach in Çanakkale, Turkey. I have found a lot of these, but this is the first one that has parts like long teeth. My other findings have sometimes 4, sometimes 6 tubes. Very solid, ...
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What is this bug living on the plaster in my home?

It's a small larva looking creature that pops out of a volcanoe-esque hole in the bathroom. SE United States.
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Beetle (?) on Acacia (Senegalia) greggii?

I was working on my botany skills and took a photo of Acacia (Senegalia) greggii. When I reviewed the photos, I saw a beetle (I think it's a bettle) that I had not noticed in the field. I'd say its ...
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Can anyone tell me what species this baby bird this is?

Can anyone tell me what species this baby bird this is? He or she is less than two weeks old. Fell out of nest. He is doing well. I live in Sacramento Ca, Thank you.
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Is this some form of cabbage?

I would appreciate if someone could identify this plant. It's tall, but not very difficult to pull from the ground, and it has yellow flowers in large groups. I was told it's not mustard. Is it wild ...
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Can you please identify this mosquito-like insect?

I've seen these insects before (here in Cambridge, UK) and thought that they were probably mosquitoes, but they don't make the annoying noise that mosquitoes do (they fly similarly, but silently): I ...
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What is this snake in South Florida, USA

I observed this snake for about 10 minutes. It was slithering back and forth in about 50x20 yard (50x20 meter) area. Just kept going back and forth (then I left). There was a similar snake at the same ...
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Probably a moth larvae but better to confirm [duplicate]

What I know, It reacts to light the red seems to be blood but can't say for sure 1 to 10 mm it has a casing of something soft fabric possibly it grabs to walls
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What is this insect? 6 legs and red body

I'm in Brazil, southeast region, urban area. I've found these 6 legged insects with red bodies and black heads. They have long antennae (about as long as their limbs) and they walk around like ants, ...
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What are these needle-like plants growing in the ground?

I was outside and noticed some strange, needle-like plants growing on the ground. I managed to search for "needlegrass" but couldn't find it. Here is the photo taken on April 20, 2021 in ...
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Is this also a carpenter ant?

I live in Dayton, Ohio. I've found large-ish ants in my kitchen, and I'm wondering if they're carpenter ants. I realize there's been a few questions about carpenter ant identification, but in my ...
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What is this plant with yellow large fruit?

Found this in a garden in San Francisco. Can't decide if it's pomelo, capri lemon or something else, ideas?
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Species Identification and Care

We've had this plant for a while as one of two. And both have grown incredibly over the last year. We actually know very little about these beyond watering when they look a little sad and would like ...
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What disease / parasite / fungi has affected the mango in the picture?

The mango is found to have some kind of fungi / worm on it's surface . This has affected a huge number of mangoes in the same tree . It can be described as white and fibrous / weblike structure near ...
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What is this red little cocoon like creature here?

I found this bug here outdoor on the wall of my backyard. I’m in California. Red and looks like a cocoon, notice some tiny dots on its back. About 1cm. Does anyone know what kind of insect is this? ...
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Identify black insect on Granadilla plant in South Africa

Planted a granadilla tree 3 weeks ago and these guys appeared on the new growth. Never seen them before.
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Is this insect harmful in any way

What insect is this? Is this harmful in any way. This picture was taken in Bangladesh.
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What is this very small black bug? [duplicate]

I saw a very tiny black bug crawling over my computer screen the other day. Having recently acquired a "fingertip microscope" for smartphone, I started investigating. On a white paper it ...
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What made this pile of tiny poops at the base of an old oak? Eastern Long Island, NY

I ran across three trees (all with cavities) that had mounds of these small droppings at their base. These were approximately 50-100 meters from the shore of a salt marsh on the east end of long ...
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Identify a large wasp (?) from southern Poland

This insect has appeared "out of nowhere" in one of my rooms. Can you help me identify it? Details: location: Katowice, Upper Silesia, southern Poland, eastern Europe (46.42 N, 17.78 E), ...
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Identifying an insect in Cambridge UK

I have come across an insect in Cambridge UK that I could not identify. I tried to find this in various catalogues of local insects without success. The insect was about 1-2cm in length and didn't ...
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Trying to identify a plant with pain-killing properties from northern Vietnam

My mother-in-law uses this plant to alleviate her pain caused by a severe case of spondylitis. This is a plant used in traditional medicine in her village near Hanoi, Vietnam. She doesn't know the ...
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Can anyone identify this spider? (greater Poland region)

This is in Poland, in the Greater Poland area, found a few days ago by a garage in the city. I didn't have any coins on me to give a sense of scale, but the body is roughly 1.5cm long. It was dead ...
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Bumblebee (?) identification

These bumblebees live on my balcony, in ventilation holes in doors and windows. I'm trying to find the exact name of the species, but I can't find any that look exactly like this. Their top segment is ...
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Traceability of a mature tree to its original seed via DNA

Is it possible to trace a specific seed to a fully mature tree? For example, Can a seed be traced to the full-grown plant based on DNA? Would it be possible for me to catalog a seed DNA and then ...
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Please identify this syrphid (hoverfly)

Last summer I took these pictures of a member of the Syrphidae on my balcony (Switzerland, Geneva area, Alt. ~380m, June 2020 @19:14) Pictures: I hesitate between three species but it could also be ...
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Can someone identify this jellyfish?

Recently, I saw this video but I couldn't find out if it's CGI or if it's an actual jellyfish. If it's real, what explains its beautiful bioluminescence pattern? And could the output from the ROV ...
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Arthropod identification request (a spider with no legs?)

My mother sent me a picture of a creature she encountered and couldn't identify. It looks kind of a like a spider - a mostly black body, about 1cm in size, with white specks - except without any ...
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Garden weed identification

I'd like to identify this weed found in a garden in northern England at this time of year (March). It reproduces using underground roots rather than flowers - so if you dig it up and leave any behind ...
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What is this little (3mm) spotted insect in Northern Italy? [duplicate]

Every now and then I find one or two of these tiny bugs in my kitchen. They are about 3-4 mm long and seem to be very static on hard surfaces (furniture or walls). They rarely, if ever, more. The one ...
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Can anyone identify this bug, it's got six legs

Hi I live in the midwest (Wisconsin), these have recently started appearing all over my basement. Anyone know what they might be? They are about 2.5 mm long and they are quite active. I don't keep any ...
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Can you please identify these yellow dot parasites which grow on non-living surface?

Little yellow dot parasites have screwed me for years and I still don't know how to fight back as I don't know what they are. I just know that they are living beings because they grow in number. ...
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Is this flying bug swarm termites? Found in New York city, approx 7mm

Just saw a giant swarm of these fly out in between pavers and a door sill from a small crack in the ground here in New York City. There seemed to be hundreds of them swarming out very quickly. They ...
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Does anyone know what insect species this is?

The insect has an approximate length of 2.5 cm and It was found in Panama, Central America. It was living hidden between the leaves of a papaya tree (Carica papaya).
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Can anyone ID this fossilized bone

Is this a fossilized backbone? If so then from what? This "bone" is approximately four inches (10 cm) wide by two inches (5 cm) deep and two inches (5 cm) tall. The texture is rock-like. If ...
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What is this spider found in Brittany?

I found it in Brittany, in my kitchen. It was about 3cm in width and 5 in length. Is it dangerous ?
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How does this small brown crescent-headed land planarian(?) "look around" and sense its envirnoment?

This 2-3 cm long, thin brown worm with a wide "anchor" or hammer or crescent shaped head was seen in northern Taiwan slowly moving along a damp tile outdoor surface. It moved by contraction/...
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What made this, is it an egg sac?

Found this "egg ball" on a gate near a greenbelt north of Seattle, WA. From other posts here, it looks similar to snail eggs, but they do not have the webbing. Two days later I went back out ...
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Identification of 2 mm long brown bug

For a few weeks now I keep seeing these small bugs in my flat. I first noticed them in my bed when I was reading with the light on and had the window open during the current warm spell. Today I had ...
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Trying to identify a beetle seen in Ontario, Canada...and its babies, or parasites?

I'm trying to identify a beetle I took video of in July (around 2010) in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. Attached below is a still frame. I've done some googling and was thinking this was a ...
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What kind of salamander is this?

This guy was found in central Virginia, under a flower pot. He's about 3 inches long, because part of his tail is either missing or it's just short. He looked dried out, so of course I wet my hand, ...
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Species Identification: Liberian "kiss-meat" snail

Before my wife immigrated to the US from Liberia as a kid, she loved eating "kiss meat". It's a freshwater snail they collect from the swamp during the rainy season and eat as a delicacy, so ...
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Which Hawaii bird makes this call at night?

I'm on Big Island right now and keep hearing this bird starting at 6-7PM every night: https://voca.ro/18XEepbDmpCy. Which bird could it be?
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Can someone identify this tree in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico?

I just noticed this tree in Playa del Carmen in Yucatan. It was swarming with bats, the bat seem to be eating either the fruit or the flowers of the tree. Any idea what it is?
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Tree identification in the Caribbean

I live in Puerto Rico and I'm trying to identify this tree and if possible how to kill it since it is infested with termites. https://imgur.com/gallery/Xbmq0g8 Tree Closer view of flowers and leaves. ...
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Can you recognize this larvae that came from a human nose? (probable nasal myiasis?

Those larvae came at least four different times from the nose (inside - from the mucosal) of a 60 year old man from a tropical area in South America. He lives and works in a city with a tropical ...

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