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 the name of this South India plant?

Location: South India. Month: June. Branches of the tree: Lower part of the Plant: Plant's leaf: Whole plant:
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Is this a young Ash Bud Moth (Prays fraxinella) caterpillar?

I am building up a my knowledge of organisms that live on trees (not necessarily as pests, but in the respect of the biodiversity that depend on different tree species) and their interactions. Living ...
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Is this pollen?

The small round "pockets/buns" in the image. I am almost sure it is, but maybe someone knows more. Sample comes from (50.156992, 12.532546) (Google coordinates). It is a re-cultivated tailing in the ...
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Can someone identify this tree?

It appears to be a kind of fig tree (perhaps similar to the fiddle leaf fig tree but without the fiddle?), although the leaf shape doesn't match. It didn't seem very appealing to eat (!), it was ...
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Aloe species identification

I am trying to find out which species these are. Someone claimed they were Aloe Vera, but I am skeptical as I have never seen Aloe Vera with that kind of growth. These look more like Aloe Juvenna to ...
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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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Help to identify larva found in sink?

I need some help in identifying this critter. It was found in southeast Georgia in a home I am renovating. There were several around the sink and toilet bowl. Approximately 5 millimeters 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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Identify this excreta!

A picture is worth a thousand words! It's about 1.3cm (1/2") long. We rented a basement and I found this on a machine that was moved in a bit earlier. I would like to know if there are any mice, ...
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Species Identification : What insect is this?

I noticed this insect in the end of last December on the window of my room in Pune, India. There are at least 15 such insects on this window and 12 on another. None of these have moved even a ...
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Non-Salticidae with °oo° Eye Arrangements

Since childhood, I've always thought of the °oo° pattern of four frontmost eyes as iconic for spiders (note: the pattern does not account for any additional eyes or lack thereof further to the sides ...
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Help me identify these creatures found in sink

The conical flask was kept in a sink for about 3 or 4 week, was waterfilled, and I have no idea if they grown after the flask was waterfilled or before the flask was waterfilled. We do not work with ...
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Identification of larva on cat fur

I found this larva (assuming it is a larva) when my cat jumped off my bed, I'm assuming she just picked it up outside. However, I'm not quite sure what it is or if it should be a concern she had it on ...
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What is this small black insect with an orange stripe?

Sorry for the poor quality of the second image, but a slightly different perspective may be useful. This was taken in South Africa, Western Cape during the day. They're fairly small, maybe around 5mm ...
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What is the name of this flower (on a tree)?

Here is a photo of a big red flower-like structure on a tree on Lama Island, close to Hong Kong. Does anyone know the name of the tree and what the black "berries" are attached to the "flower"?
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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 thermophilic prokaryote is present in hot compost that creates white mould like threads?

A method known as the "hot composting" method aims to create the right ratio of carbon rich and nitrogen rich materials in the pile in order to encourage thermophilic organisms to thrive in order to ...
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Mushroom Identification: White mushroom growing on tree (South America)

Near the place I live in I noticed a little white mushroom growing on a tree trunk (a dead palm tree). I was curious to identify it, but from the little I learned so far white mushrooms are the worst ...
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Can someone help me identify this larva?

I found this creature in my toilet bowl and very curious as to what it is. The main reason is I want to make sure this wasn't a parasite living in me. Everything I've researched tells me this is some ...
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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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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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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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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 fungus growing on tree stumps?

Location: Austria, Vienna, Ottakring Forest Time: 2019, Feb 2, 16:02 local time Size: From below; lamellar structure: Some more angles: I found many tree stumps nearby covered by moss, but only ...
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Identify mystery insect found in Boston, USA

This insect is approximately 2.5mm. It was recently observed in a Boston USA shower. Do you know what type of insect this is?
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Berries ID - Can someone help us identify this plant?

Found it in the hilly areas of Meghalaya - a state of India. Not sure if is edible or not, we haven't tried it but it gives a beautiful blue color when used for dying. The seeds are big and there ...
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(Aquatic gastropod) Physae identification

I need help to identify a physa. What are the identification keys to make the difference between: physa fontinalis, physa marmorata , physa acuta (syn. Physella acuta) The difference ...
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Can Anyone Identify this Tissue?

I am hoping someone can identify the image below My wife felt a bug bite her and found this in her hair now she's worried that it was a tick. the photo is at 40X under microscope. I'm guessing it's ...
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Fungi growing in pH 1 FeCl₃ solution

I have a FeCl3 tank that I use to dip spruce wood in. After 2–3 weeks a fungus appears in the tank and it keeps growing with time. The fungus has a white colour and is spread throughout the ...
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What is the big plant with white flowers on the photo?

What is the 3m tall plant with white flower? It is from Central Europe and there is a creek near to it. I have a guess, but I want to know for sure... Is the small one the same species? More high ...
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Is this a leafhopper? (Italy)

I'm located in Bologna, Italy, in the city center. I found this insect on by bean plants, I think it's feeding on their leaves. What is it? The answer to this question suggests that it is a ...
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3cm Worm Found in a Glass of Tap Water - please help identify

3cm Stripy Worm Found in a Glass of Tap Water - please help identify. The worm was found in the beginning of July in a glass of tap water, in Ireland. It was about 3cm long, had a round shape and was ...
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Wasp using plant fibers in old carpenter bee hole (Indiana USA)

Location: Indiana, USA Every spring, carpenter bees make a few holes in our exposed porch wood. This year, we observed a woodpecker removing three 1+ cm white grubs from one of the holes after a ...
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Insect Identification Request - Is this a Satin Moth or something else?

Date: July 2, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Minneapolis MN Size: Approx. 1" from head to tail I saw this moth at work today. I wasn't sure if ...
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Golden Brown Flying beetle identification

Bug (probably a beetle) flew into my house tonight with golden body and black stripes. I live in pacific asia. .
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Identification of a bug, Anobium punctatum?

At first I feared that our old building was attacked by Anobium punctatum. But now, I'm not so sure. Each week we find 2-5 of them around our apartment. What are they? and should we worry? The bugs ...
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What mushroom species is this?

Found in garden ,Brisbane Australia at base of trees and amongst plants in open ground
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Which blood craving bug is this?

While sleeping in a Tajik homestay these guys have been feasting on my blood and left (they didn't bother to hang around in my skin). The bite marks are pretty nasty, this one is 5 days old. Locals ...
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Identify this larvae that lives on a musrhoom?

I was in the forest near the Rhone river in France and I uncovered some mildewy wood bracket fughi (Ganoderma) on a fallen willow tree. It was a scene from a sci-fi film. some arthropod larvae of 2-...
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Can someone identify this plant

Growing in a garden in the philippines Photo from above notice the unusual leaves Photo showing bloom... In peak bloom... Photo showing pod that plant produced at the same time blooms appeared
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Is this a texas sage?

So for a project in one of my classes we must identify two monocots and two dicots growing at our school. We've managed to identify all but one: So more information: My school is in southern nevada ...
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What spider is this? Found in Hawaii

I found this spider at the edge of a park in Hawaii. ~1cm in length. The area I found it was very dry and had thick tall grasses just a few feet away.
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Identification of Unknown Insects found in landfill (tiny, full of hair on body)

Could someone help me to identify the following insect with full hair on body? They are very small, so I use macro lens to capture them. I have tried to capture them as clearly as possible. They were ...
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Identify this tree from Nepal

This is a picture of a tree in Nepal. Can somebody identify it?
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Identification of Unknown Insects found in landfill (spider like)

Could someone help me to identify the following spider-like insects? They are very small, so I used a macro lens to capture them. I have tried to capture them as clearly as possible. They are about ...
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Please help ID this plant

Can anyone please identify this plant and confirm if the species is Synsepalum dulcificum (Miracle fruit)? Pics were taken near my house in Bangalore. Because the miracle fruit plant is not native to ...
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What animal does this skeleton belong to?

I was exploring around the outskirts of a local lake this afternoon (central Kentucky, USA), and came across the following skeleton: The length of the remains is somewhere between 9-12". Can someone ...
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What kind of bird did I hear at three AM in Germany

I woke up at three AM from some sort of industrial noise outside. In addition to the noise I heard some creaking like from a stuck door. After the initial noise had ended, something that sounded like ...
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What plant is this? Edible, tastes like cress

My girlfriend got this at a Turkish supermarket in Berlin. It tastes like garden cress or a bit like radish. I looked up cress varieties but couldn't find this particular leaf shape.
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Can someone please identify this plant?

Photo taken April 27 in Savannah Georgia

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