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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 beautiful pink flower plant seen at Bodnant Gardens?

Seen at Bodnant Gardens, North Wales UK.
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Identification of Anoles

Can anyone help me identify these anole species? All photos taken on St. Thomas, USVI, in close proximity to one another. (click to zoom in) Each photo is a different individual, but the overall ...
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What is the species name of this plant?

Rubbing the leaves between your fingers feel strong, pleasant aroma of citrus. The leaves are not fuzzy and are about 2 cm long. In Germany.
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What scorpion is this and is it lethal?

Found indoors in Florianopolis, Brazil. Is able to hang from a web like something inside the jar.
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What are the identifying characteristics of a Jellyfish?

I was walking down the beach today (Wollongong Australia, near Sydney) and saw this Jellyfish washed up on the beach. Then I saw another. I wanted to work out what type it was but didn't know ...
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What is this 5"-across spider found in my bedroom in France?

As the subject-line says, what is s/he? I've removed more spiders than I remember over the years, but one that almost fills a pint-glass was approached with some trepidation!
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Identifying a weird Texas tree

I recently saw this tree in Texas, with many bees on it. I think it attracts bees. However it didn't have any specific smell, so I don't know why there were so many bees (they were bee for sure). I ...
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What type of fish is this and why is it so big?

This is a screenshot from a youtube video that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdJNPYkIE0
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What is the name of this whorled-leaf tree in India?

Location: South India Month: June Season: Rainy Branch Distribution: Leaf of the tree:
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Bug identification: how to identify this bug?

I found this cast/shed skin from molting in my house: The house is in the countryside by the beach in Portugal with a temperate and humid climate and mostly pine trees and eucalyptus. Humidity is 84% ...
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Is this a form of *LaetIporous sulfurous*? Tree is in north central Virginia

I found this while walking our dogs. Is this "chicken of the woods"?
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What is this? I found it in tofino, Vancouver island

I'm wondering what this sea creature is that I found washed up on McKenzie beach in Tofino, Vancouver Island? It wasn't dried up or anything. I've seen hundreds before but I cant find anywhere on the ...
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Recognise this thing found in beach?

Kindly help me identify this thing found in beach Chennai, India . Size would be just 1.5 cm in diameter..across maximum size. It's shelled and has something inside it. It make a small noise when it ...
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Caterpillar on milkweed not monarch

**Southern California, US and less than 1cm **host plant milkweed ]1]1 help identify this caterpillar.%60%60" rel="nofollow noreferrer">%60%60" alt="enter image description here">
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What is the name of this little plant?

It was found in Malaysia in my school compound.
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Can anyone identify this spider

This is in Wroclaw, Poland. I'll be here a few months and I've noticed that they come in large groups in the evening. They are everywhere outside, but I haven't seen any inside. They seem to live in ...
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What kind of skull is this-I found it on the beach in Cape May

I am hoping someone can help identify this skull! We found it on the beach in Cape May. The skull size is about 4 inch in length. Thank you.
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Is this aquatic plant duckweed or something else?

This plant has been growing in my pond for quite a time now. It multiplies in large numbers rapidly. Some told me it is duckweed or is it something else?
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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 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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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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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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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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Insect with Mohawk-style back in Mexico City

About 5mm long. Any idea what it is?
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What's the name of this spider?

Recently, I was taking a walk down by a riverbank and saw this spider: Here's all the info I think would be useful Where? Missoula Montana, United States of America. Specifically, Greenough Park, on ...
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Can you identify this bug

This was found in my home in Mojave county Arizona. It was about 1/8 inch long. I have a cat. Hoping not a flea.
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Can you identify this mold? (Aspergillus?)

I took some macro pictures (see below) of some black mold growing on wet straw. I noticed this creature that I think to be Aspergillus niger, but looks bigger than the one depicted in many pictures (...
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Can you help me identifying an insect I saw?

I'm a student of biology and yesterday we went to the fields to collect some plants for our herbariums. Suddenly one student of our group said that he saw a very strange bug that he thought that was ...
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what is this bug ? i found it on bed 2 times

What is this 1mm long bug I found on my bed in Egypt? Here is its back photo
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What kind of spider is this? hoping its not poisonious

Found outdoors, after it was killed we found little tiny baby spiders on our ceilings throughout our house. really wanting to know if this spider is venomous or not as we have a baby of our own in the ...
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Is this an imprint of a fossil?

I found this stone in the arizona desert. Sort of far from humans on the side of a Butte
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Identify this frog from Bangladesh

Description: About 5-6 in long Time: March,2019 (summer) Location: (Alutila Cave) Khagrachari, Bangladesh
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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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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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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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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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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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What are these insects

I am conducting research and these insects were found on my biological sample (sections of pig's femora placed in an artificial water setting). My location: Mississauga, ON What species of insects ...
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Snake with red eyes and black skin found in a plant pot

It was found dead/stiff in an empty plant pot in a kitchen. Could it be a young Höllenotter (a melanistic vipera berus, photo in Wikimedia Commons)? Is the reddish/brownish part an injury? And ...
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What is this insect flying in my Los Angeles bathroom?

We live in the Los Angeles area. This insect has been very common in our bathrooms recently: They're about 1/4" long, and can often be found resting on our towels. In the months leading up to ...
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Help me identifiy this insect

I found this insect in Pune/India. It looked like a fly, and it was running over a leaf. Size is about 2mm-3mm. Is it juvenile of some fly species or is it not even a fly?
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What is this trilobite-like creature?

This was found under a rock in a freshwater creek in Maryland. Stayed like this for while, then stretched out long, then contracted, and then JUMPED off the rock back into the water. Looks like a ...
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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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UK insect identification

15-20mm long. Brown legs, head, casing/wings (no flight witnessed). Black body with protruding back part. Long antennae. Very fast running speed. Seemingly keenly aware of surroundings. Is this some ...
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Can anyone identify this insect larvae please?

I found thus tiny creature in my shower its about 19mm in length with a see through body and moves much like a caterpillar.
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Larva attacking frog ? Guide about this

The above picture was taken in western forest of India where a larva attached itself to a frog neck. What is it and how it will effect the frog?
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Worm in water identification help

I live in Auckland New Zealand. I have been growing Chia seeds in bowls with just water. I noticed after a couple of weeks, these white / transparent worms appeared in the bowl. It seemed that they ...
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Please help to identify this shrub

Please help to identify this shrub in Hong Kong: - dark green fruit with white spot - fruits cluster at top of stem - upright growing of green leaves The shrub was from Hong Kong MacLehose Country ...
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I am trying to identify this little “bug”

I am trying to identify a bug. I find this little guy in Paris, at the rooftop near plants, in the streets without plants. I let one on my t-shirt, and it was trying to unpick it. I took a picture : ...
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Lizard Identification

What is this lizard? Seen in Hollywood, Florida, on a golf course. It may have been an escaped pet and was approximately 17" long.