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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Is this a roach or a beetle?

I'm pretty sure it's a beetle due to the lines on it's back/rear but I'm not positive and if I'm wrong I need to take action quickly. Thanks in advance :)
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What is this tiny, transparent creature found in my home?

Found these in my bathroom, everything was literally crawling with them - there were thousands of those on walls, sink, bathtub... I have all surfaces were sprayed with chlorine spray and with bug ...
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What type of snake is this?

We came across this snake when were on a hike in a typical dense forest in the Philippines. . Been wondering if this snake is venomous or not.
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What is this soft cased worm-like creature?

Found this creature in the bathroom Features which ought to help for identification: Size = 1 cm Soft casing Can emerge from either end of its case and thus reverse the direction it crawls. Many ...
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What is this spiky fruit/cone?

I am trying to identify an unusual cone or fruit found today on Tayside in Scotland. Here is an image. Can you help?
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Larva of Halyomorpha halys?

I just found these small insects on a Saponaria. After search, it could be Halyomorpha halys, but I am really not sure. Can anyone confirm? If so, should I kill them as they are considered as ...
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What species of wasp is this? And how to get rid of them?

Yesterday while moving a chair in my garden I got stung by a group of wasps. During the night I went hunting for their nests and managed to neutralize 3 of them: one was in the chair's legs, about the ...
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What is the identity of this flower found in Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay, California, USA?

Please help identify this flower I saw in Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay, California. It was smelling soooo good, you can feel from distance. I want to buy and plant in my garden. Thank you,
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Can anyone identify this bug I keep finding on my window sill? [duplicate]

These bugs are very small, but can vary from brown as seen in the picture to almost a white-ish/translucent appearance. I reckon they are 1mm in size.
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What is this little owl-like bird?

I was walking outside (location: Netherlands) and just saw this little bird: Unfortunately I had to take a long range picture with my cell phone so the quality is quite bad, however I hope still ...
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What kind of spider is this? First time I have ever seen one

This was taken 07/06/19 in Cape Breton, NS, Canada. I would say that it is about an inch (2.5 cm) in length and seemed to be pretty uniformly grey. The belly was the same colour as the legs, it had a ...
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House sparrow or something else?

These little flying fellows seemed to have made themselves a small nest in the crevices of the roof of my house (I live in Poland). I don't know if this makes a difference, but I do live near a small ...
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Never caught this fish before

After catching a bunch of mangrove snapper using live shrimp, my son caught this fish in about a foot of brackish saltwater water off a dock near a rock wall in Vero Beach at around 10:00 AM on July ...
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Insect identification, UK, 07-19

Can anyone identify this insect found in the North East of the United Kingdom, July 2019. About 3-4cm long. Could this be a wood wasp? Thanks.
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Unknown Lamiaceae plant identification

A while ago I received a pack of seeds described as Pycnanthemum Pilosum / Mountain mint. The seeds are small (below 1 millimeter) and brown: Plants grown out of these seeds are around 40 centimeters ...
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Is this spider venomous?

I found this spider in bathroom. Just wanted to know more about it. Location : India(South India,Hyderabad) Temperature : 30°C Humidity : 74%
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Species identification. Is this a leech?

The pictured creature, shown at the bottom of a glass, was attached to a friend’s child after he was swimming in the Ottawa River today. It stretches out to roughly an inch in length but in this “...
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Bug Identification: Tiny Bugs in Fairport NY

We have been finding a ton of these tiny bugs (pin head size or smaller) outside on our patios, outdoor tables, on the grill, etc. What are they and how do we get rid of them?
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Bug Identification: Tiny Bugs

I have seen these on my hands recently and I am wondering what they are. Urban Setting. South Central Pennsylvania.
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What kind of weird little insect is this?

What kind of insect is this? I found it in my work room. I live in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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Bug larvae identification

anybody know what this might be, found in my bed. Pennsylvania, USA . Thanks
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What kind of bird is this?

Found in southwest Michigan. It appears to have fallen from a nest.
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Can someone identify this plant I saw in NYC (might not be native idk)

I've never seen a plant with these type of leaves before and was wondering if anyone recognized/can figure out the species.
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Identify round, green, flying insect with spikes in South Carolina (USA)

The tables have turned -- I need some help IDing an insect: I've been unable to identify an insect that I came across about 6 years ago in South Carolina (USA). We were doing a vegetation survey in ...
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What bug is this

Found in Mojave county Az. It was in my home. I have a cat. Real small about 1/8 inch
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Is that a sundew?

I have bought the seeds for a sundew/drosera (growbro.nl) but I have pretty serious doubt if that is really the plant I wanted :-) If not, what kind of plant is that I have grown?
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is this a brown recluse spider?

What kind of spider is this? SE Michigan, light brown color, second picture less focused but w tape measure for scale. Thank you!
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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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