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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Does anyone know what kind of caterpillar this is?

I was out hiking, and was walking along the side of a road, and saw this little guy on some gravel. Hes a light blue/grey color, hairy, spotted with red,and looks like he has horns and a tail. I've ...
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Butterfly identification: Dorset England, July.

Can you please identify this butterfly. It was seen in Dorset England 9th July. I think it is a female Silver Studded Blue.
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Is this Heracleum sosnowskyi?

There's a relatively big scare in local news about the Heracleum sosnowskyi plant, considering how dangerous it can be. I was strolling through the park when I noticed these plants - the ones I ...
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Looking for a dichotomous key to identify primates

I'm looking for a dichotomous key to identify primates by physical and possibly geographical traits. Any format is fine (print, web, mobile app, etc.). Other than classroom activities and genetic ...
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Flower identification: Moscow, Russia

I found this plant near the MSU, Moscow, Russia. Could someone help me to identify it?
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Which plant is this?

I'm curious what plant this is! I found it at 37°52'23.2"N 122°16'55.3"W (north of Oakland, California, USA).
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Identification of black growth on onion skin

I have encountered this black-colored growth on onion skins a lot. It seems to develop over the course of weeks and I have rarely, if ever, encountered the material on fresh ones. If I peel the onion ...
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Species Identification: Spider

I usually would search for myself, but I need to be super sure about the identification because I need to know if I need to get an exterminator in here or not. (I think it might be a giant house ...
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Can someone identify this stinging plant?

I have no idea where this plant came from, or what it is. What I do know is its leaves are covered in little hairs, there's little thorns growing all over it, and just by rubbing its leaf it burns you ...
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What flowering green plant is this?

I got this green plant as a gift many years ago, but I have never seen it flower before. It has a strong, pleasant scent and cool flowers so I'd really would like to know what it is.
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Are these termites?

These are outside a window in Phoenix, Arizona. I looked on the internet for pictures and these guys looked very similar to winged termites.
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Can anyone Id this flower?

Small pink flower, started out as tiny buds, leaves look almost like Maple leaves..
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What is the name of this tree? [duplicate]

I noticed this plant growing on the Azores islands. It has a surprisingly perfect distribution of branches, which gives it the appearance of a fake decorative plant. Does anybody know what type of ...
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What are these tiny dark red insects?

I found these creatures stuck to a leaf on my tomato plant in the greenhouse/glasshouse, in early June, in south Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. They are each about 1-2mm in size. They didn't move ...
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Help identify this worm-like thing

Many instances of this worm-like creature were found in a water system for a mountain cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the US, in late June / early July. The water system collects water from ...
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Beetle with long, slender iridescent green body and orange legs

I recently saw this beetle while on a trip in central Texas, USA (in a rural area just before sundown). The body was about 2-3 inches long (compare to nearby chair leg and floorboards) and had a long ...
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What is the name of this bird?

Does anyone know the name of the bird in the pictures? It was found in the south of Spain in the month of June. (it is certainly neither a house sparrow nor a swallow nor a robin). Thanks for the help!...
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Is this a crayfish hole? or wasp nest?

I'm suspicious that it might be crayfish, which I'd think was insane (I still kind of do), if I hadn't found a dead one around my house earlier this summer. Is that definitely what it is, or do I ...
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What is the scientific name of this evergreen plant?

This plant is found in India. It is an evergreen plant. Would love to know the scientific name.
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Identify bee in photo (found in Utah, USA)

A friend took this photo of a bee in his back yard in central Utah (© Jon Mott, CC-BY 3.0). I have no formal training in systematics or entomology, so to me everything looks like the bees' poster ...
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Toronto spider identification

I found it in Toronto, Ontario, during early June, 2015. When prodded it seemed to jump around, or at least to move very fast. I can also post a short video of it if needed.
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Animal identification (larva)

I found a tiny, white animal in my mouth on the morning of June 28, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario. Luckily I don't seem to have hurt it. I was eating some sunflower and pumpkin seeds at the time. I ...
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What is this small black bug found in Turkey?

What species is this? It was found in Turkey. It was dead, I did not kill it.
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Identify this caterpillar

Could anyone try to help identify this caterpillar, there are loads of them all over my garden and I've got three of them in a makeshift caterpillar house. I've had them for about a week and they've ...
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Plant identification in Turkey

What species is this ? It is a stinky, hairy plant. I have found it nearby a river. It had reached a height of 1 meter. Bloomed three weeks ago. Found in Turkey.
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Can anyone help me identify this plant?

I have a Chamaerops humilis in my apartment and in there is these small plants growing. I live in Denmark, Europe and my palm tree has only been inside my apartment since i got it. Can anyone ...
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Plant identification

What plant species is this? Its stalk looks like a grapevine, but the leaves & flowers not. It bloomed this week (Mid-June). I have found it in Turkey, Amasya. If you want, I can add more shots ...
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What comes out of this bump in this vegetable?

I live in Denmark, Europe and I have in my garden this gigantic vegetable. It has a big bump on the top and i was wondering about what comes out of it?
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Is this species a variant of a red flour beetle?

Found this little guy crawling around the back garden - South Coast of the UK. The closest things I could find online (with an admittedly weak knowledge of where to look up these things, aside a ...
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Identify the plant

Can anyone tell me which plant or flower is this. I have found it in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
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What is this plant on the photos?

Found in Kustaankartano, Helsinki, Finland in June 2015. (for closeup view, copy image URL and open in new window and then zoom in)
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What dragonfly is this?

I photographed a dragonfly but can't really identify the species using http://www.libellen.tv/. Are there any other resources I could use? The pictures were taken in early June, around 11:00 next to ...
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What kind of beetle is this?

I live in Denmark, Europe and I found this insect wandering around in my garden the other day. It's some kind of beetle, but I don't know what kind it is or the species. The beetle could also fly and ...
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What is the scientific name of this plant?

I found this one on a hill here in Palestine. It's about 20 cm in height. Note that it does exist in this regions, but scantily.
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Flower identification (England, late May)

I took this photo near Stratford upon Avon by the side of a road. Can anyone identify this flower?
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What is the name of this flower? The photo was taken in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

This little flower was growing on dry ranchland in Kelowna, it flowered in April:
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Can someone identify this plant?

Can someone identify this plant? It was growing under my 2 year old's climbing wall / play house thing. I live in West Virginia, USA and it's currently June 3rd (if that helps from a climate ...
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What species does this moth belong to?

It was found a few days ago in the state of Virginia, on the east coast of the United States.
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What's the name of this caterpillar?

It was found in the state of Virginia, on the east coast of the United States.
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What's the name of this beetle?

I found him in a kitchen located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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What is this insect that has invaded my home in Texas?

After the recent floods in central Texas this past weekend I noticed my that bedroom has suddenly been infested with these small insects that have climbed in through the window. Previously, the hole ...
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Insect Identification - Black Cicada

I came across a black cicada in northwest Missouri last week (May 2015). I am only familiar with brown cicadas. What makes this black one different? Is it a different species, or do the brown cicadas ...
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Tree identification from dried branch

I found a very interesting branch last week, and have been trying to identify it but cannot seem to find the answer. If anyone has any suggestion, I would be grateful. I found it near the forest, ...
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What is this Tree?

What is this plant? Location: Bangalore, India
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Species ID: Buckyball-like fungus [duplicate]

Previous research A friend of mine shared a link of some beautiful fungi: https://i.stack.imgur.com/B81Pu.jpg. I was intrigued by the curious critter below -- it seems to have honed the power of ...
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What's the name of this flower?

I photographed this flower in Central Europe. I looked in online databases but can't really identify the actual flower, since there are so many that look quite similar. Can you help me? What's the ...
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Zoology - Help identify the kind of spider

Yesterday, I bought a banana tree (Musa Basjoo) from a local supermarket. Today, I noticed a hive of small spiders on the tree. I do not know where they came from, so I am curious to identify these ...
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What is this flying insect?

This insect was captured in Australia near Canberra. It has a very hard exoskeleton and is over an inch long. It seems to have 6 wings - 2 large pairs and one very small pair. I did not see a stinger -...
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Insect (I hope) identification

Look, let's get something straight. I am not the worlds biggest sissy when it comes to bugs, but I'm not David Attenborough either. Now that that's out of the way, down to business. Living in ...
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Identification of a larva

Last week-end I was working in my parent's garden and when I dig a bit the ground, I found few larvas I never seen before. My father told me there are there every time when he's doing the garden ...
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