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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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 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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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