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 is this agglomeration of pink cells I found attached to a stone?

Photo taken in a garden in Singapore. The organism is attached to a stone, close to water. Many of these were there. Size approx 3cm. The shell of this eggs is very soft. When touched, a pink ...
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Identification of Black-Grey Striped Spider (India ,Kolkata)?

I found it on my rooftop . Location : India , Kolkata Season : Summer Morphology : Hairy Legs , with black and grey striped body . Length- 4cm -5cm with legspan Width - 2cm-3cm I couldnt get better ...
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What is this plant's scientific name?

This is the picture of a tree in my college's botanical garden. First I thought it to be a banana tree for its leaves but then seeing its lower part, I don't think it is a banana tree. So what is it'...
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What is this white, winged insect?

I saw this insect crawling on a wall in the UK (Birmingham) today (March 28th). It's about 5mm long. I assumed it was a white fly, but having looked at other images of white files on google, I don't ...
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what is the name of this fish?

]2 fishes are of length 2 to 3 inches.
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What plant have I collected?

I have collected this plant from the soil in a park in Belgium. I thought it was a child of a plant which was growing nearby but when the leaves started to grow I realised it is a different plant. ...
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What kind of lichen is it (no. 2)?

I think i found very interesting lichen. I discoved it at 1.15 PM CET in Prague nature conservation area called Divoka Sarka. I took this picture on the place of my discovery. One piece of this ...
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Is this Indian snake venomous?

I found this snake near a small garden. Location: India (Hyderabad, south India) Temperature: 38 oC Humidity: 28% Time: 2 hours past noon (2PM). Similar snake was found in drainage of our ...
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What is this bug

This insect flew into my house in Singapore while it was raining. Size is around 1.5 inches. What is this?
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What type of insect or bee is this?

First time with Mason Bees here in Tacoma WA. We had three come out of their cocoons today. One female is working in a tube. But we had one insect who flew up to near the bee house, shook off their ...
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Identifying a mysterious bird in the writings of Hebrew prophet Jeremiah

In Jeremiah 17:11, the verse states: קֹרֵ֤א דָגַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יָלָ֔ד עֹ֥שֶׂה עֹ֖שֶׁר וְלֹ֣א בְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט בַּחֲצִ֤י ימו [יָמָיו֙] יַעַזְבֶ֔נּוּ וּבְאַחֲרִית֖וֹ יִהְיֶ֥ה נָבָֽל׃ Like a 'korei' ...
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What kind of Caiman is this and what is on it's nose?

I was able to snap a good picture in the Manù Parque Nacional in Peru. When I reviewed the pictures in more details I noticed something on it's nose, that resemble insects. What are those? Is it a ...
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Spider Identification (UK)

I found this spider (~10 mm body length) indoors on a wall (South-East England) and I was wondering what species it was. My first guess is false black widow, but I can't be sure. I'd be grateful if ...
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Red and yellow insect found in kitchen in Conrad, Montana (USA)

Beetle found in our kitchen in Conrad, Montana (USA) on 3/13/19:
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What are these tiny creatures swimming around my aquarium?

I was checking out my aquarium today, and decided to scoop out a water sample and take a look at it more closely. What I discovered were numerous, very, very tiny white worms (?) swimming around in ...
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Is it possible to identify this microscopic particle?

So I was playing amateur scientist with my 11 year old. This photograph is from rainwater in a bird-feeding bowl in south England, at 300x. It looks biological, but I have no idea what this is. Is ...
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What sort of fish is this?

Just saw a meme online with this fish on it. Is this a real fish? Can some aquatic expert identify this for us?
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What species is this fly?

I am looking for an ID of this fly at genus or preferably species level. Location: The Netherlands. Size: approx. 7-8mm Habitat: indoors, attic. Timing: usually appears late winter, early spring
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Small mammal identification

Small skull found in Alberta, Canada. Do not know the region. Skull is about 17 mm in length. Trying to identify the species, narrowed it down to most like a species of vole but can't figure out which ...
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10 inch spider near Mexico City

Four years ago I found a spider so big that I'll never forget. Unfortunately I don't have a picture but I guess there isn't a lot of big spiders in Mexico. So here are some things I remember: It wasn'...
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What species is this cocoon?

I found this cocoon outside my house and I want to know what insect might be inside it and it’s species. Please help! I found it a day ago when it was a worm, now its a cocoon, it’s like outside the ...
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What is the name of this moth and why does it have an extra wing?

Moth of length 15mm. Seen in Kerala, India on March 2019. Third Unusual wing part visible. Without mobile flash the colour of moth visible is completely black.
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Help identify this vertabrae found on Costa Rica beach

I was walking down tamarindo beach in Costa Rica today and came upon a really LARGE section of vertabrae.. I matched it against a crocodile a shark , whales, a horse, a cow, a snake even ... any ideas ...
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Can anyone identify this creature that looks like a stick?

This thing was on me. I thought was a stick until it moved. It had a black worm like thing come out one end and stood up and thats how it moved. It would stick to fabric also. In Louisiana
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What is this Peacock-like creature?

In the below picture I believe bird in the foreground is a female. The one that opens the wings is the male.
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Which moth is this?

City name - Mohali (Chandigarh) Season - winter(after rain of western disturbance) Location - IISER Mohali hostel near tube light of mess Time - 21:49, 22 February 2019 Size - 1.5cm 2:
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Insect ID, Ecuador

Picture was taken in the Ecuadorian Amazon in January 2019, during the day, elevation about 300 meters. The size was not recorded but might be no bigger than a housefly judging from the photo. It ...
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can you tell me what kind of animal this is?

I found this skull over 2 years ago and i have been unable to find another like it or even come across someone who knows what it is. i live in south mississippi and the animal it came from looked like ...
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Any Ideas what this insect might be?

A year ago my family and I were in Tanzania on vacation. Upon returning to our home in Alaska my wife found a small stowaway in her luggage. Feeling sorry for the poor creature we put it in a ...
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Is this bedbug or book louse? [duplicate]

Hello everyone. I have been seeing tiny critters like this one in bed and I started to worryif they are bed bugs. Although they seem different in appearance as well as the fact that they don't seem to ...
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Is this a type of fruit fly?

I live in Taipei, and these flying insects are about 2-4 millimeters long (body length). They are very active when it's over roughly 24C indoors, and will fly, land and run around randomly on ...
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Is this a venomous (poisonous) spider?

Today I found a spider in my home that I have never seen before. I live in Karachi, Pakistan. I want to know which spider is this and if it is venomous and danger for me or my family ?? Is this ...
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Can you identify this insect?

I found this insect in my own courtyard in the city of Pamplona, Navarre, Spain; during mid-February. My courtyard is never directly exposed to sunlight and is always cold, poorly lit and humid. It ...
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Do you know which is this small flower in Asturias?

Was located in the Turón valley on Mieres, Asturias, Spain (https://goo.gl/maps/BMwyfWtiSdw). Found it at 900 meters of altitude. The plant is just about 8 cm high maybe. All the ones I've found were ...
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What bird is this (found at Alice Springs Desert Park in Australia)?

I was reviewing photographs of the animals we found on our trip to Australia during the past September and I cannot find what is the bird in the picture. It was found inside Alice Springs Desert Park, ...
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Can you name this plant that likes shade on Asturias?

This was located in the Turón valley on Mieres, Asturias, Spain. Usually, I find this plant in shadowy, not too illuminated spots, although I'm not sure if that's important or simply coincidence. This ...
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Fruit identification - What is this green long fruit?

I found this fruit in the South of France, but I have no Idea what it is. It's a green, hard fruit. I tried to cut it to see the inside (on the following pictures). It fell from a big tree, but I don'...
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Flying insects on olive tree

They may be responsible for why the leaves are drying out. Location is in West Europe. Their size may be 0.5 cm to 1 cm
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Spider found in bathroom can’t identify

Found this spider in my bathroom on the wall by the door. Near Houston, TX.
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Spine found on the beach

Can someone please tell me which animal does this spine belong to? I found it today on the beach..
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Can someone help me to identify what kind of pear is this?

I went to my local groceries supermarket (in Lima, Peru) and found this cheerful looking pear named locally as "pera canela". But I found it weird as the only variety which I'm aware of is Packham's ...
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Are These Oyster Crabs?

I found these crabs at the end of September, 2018. My family was vacationing on the coast of Lopez Island in the Pacific Ocean off of Washington State. I have been trying to figure out what they are ...
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What is this plant that spontaneously sprouted in my balcony?

I have a big pot on my balcony that has inhabited many kinds of plants over the years. One spring I got to unexpected sprouts from seeds the size of an apple or orange seed. One survived and grew to ...
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Does anybody knows name of this bird I found in my backyard in India?

I found this bird in my backyard in India. I checked several websites but wasn't able to identify it. Any help would be appreciated.
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What is this insect in winter?

I came across a bunch of these tiny ball-pen-sized insects that (to me) look like they belong to the beetle family. They are all dead but I do remember seeing it once flying in my apartment. They are ...
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Insect/cocoon ID?

Can anyone ID this? We’re in the Rocky Mountains, Western US. We found it stuck to the wall of our garage, a few feet up, hidden behind a snow sled. It seems to be covered, or surrounded, in what ...
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Is this a Loranthus Europaeus?

Location: Austria, Vienna Ottakringer Wald Date: Feb 8 I found something beneath a tree with epiphyta , which I thought to be Viscum album but is vividly yellow instead of white and I found no ...
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What is this furry, long-limbed, presumably tree-dwelling creature?

Can anyone identify the species below? I believe the picture was taken at the Museum Of Zoology in Cambridge so maybe someone cleverer than me could narrow it down using their collections search. Of ...
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particles in spirulina medium

Can any one suggest what are this particles in my spirulina growing medium? PH is between 10 and 11 and the medium is few months old. It turned green and stays green color even after I filter ...