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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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Identifying a mushroom (Switzerland)

Does anyone know this type of mushroom? It grew during the last week in large numbers in one of my pots on the balcony, location Zurich, Switzerland. A smaller part of the soil is from the wood in the ...
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Can you please identify this beetle? (Rajasthan)

I thought that it was dangerous and kept it under a polythene at my home, in Rajasthan. Is this insect harmful, rare or common? If the pic is not clear, I would like to mention that it is green, six-...
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Identification of Bird feather, probably from a predatory bird

Found in Berlin,Germany Area of Charlottenburg I want to know the species of this bird, someone please tell me. Approximate size 19 cm
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what is the classification of this stream insect?

This insect I found from Southers region of Bangladesh. Its limbs are larger than its body.and the picture shows its dorsal part.
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Succulent Plant identification

Can anyone identify this succulent plant? Location: Tamil Nadu,India
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What is this whitish jelly incrustation on a plastic tube?

I found this plastic tube hanging in the seawater from a pier in the haven of Taranto, Ionian sea, southern Italy. I'm wondering what is the whitish jelly in the lowest part of the photo next to the ...
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Insect ID Montreal, Qc Canada

I found this bug in my kitchen, in front of my oven. It has wings and moves quite slowly on the ground. I can provide additional pictures if required. Can somebody tell me what it is? I have found ...
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Help in identifying an unknown Golden Worm/Larvae

Can anyone help me to recognize this type of species? Is it a clustered worms or clustered larvae? Location is in Bali, Indonesia. Recently this species is goes viral, but people here always link this ...
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ID please.Small insect from Brazil

Photographed in south east Brazil in the Atlantic rainforest during October 2017
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What is this bug I found at my house?

I found it on my door. I live in Southeast Texas. What is it?
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Hoverfly Identification Wing Resting Position

I've found an interesting insect which I believe to be a hoverfly: length: approximately 1/2 inch. However when compared to the Wikipedia poster on Syrphidae or the InsectIdentification.org Hoverfly ...
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What species of tree is this?

We have this cute little tree in our front yard (Denver CO): Unfortunately we have to get our water main replaced and this tree lies right in the path of destruction. Anybody know what species it is? ...
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Can someone identify this spider?

Saw this on the street in the UK. To my eyes it looked and moved distinctly tarantula-y (although I don't have any firsthand experience with them) which I'm pretty sure we don't have any of natively. ...
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Stink bug identification

This is a stink bug that I found in Indiranagar, Bangalore. It was dead at that time and had become stiff, so the following are the best pictures I could get. It is 2cms in length. I tried searching ...
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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 is the main difference between “Terminalia ivorensis” and “Bucida buceras”?

Google images yields photos of similar trees, but they have separate Wikipedia article. I want to know the major difference allowing to identify which is "Terminalia ivorensis" and "Bucida buceras".
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What is this critter

I found this "thing" crawling across my drive way. Never seen anything like it and no one I know can identify it. Was about 4 to 5 inches long and 1/4 wide. It move some what like a worm in that ...
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Identifying the Pheasants

I took a few photos at the Aviary of Hong Kong Park. The photos included some pheasants, and the below shows 4 of them. What species are they? I am not sure if 1, 2, 4 are actually the same species or ...
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Any idea what this fish is?

Bought this Fish at the pet shop today. Forgot it's name. That pink fish
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What species of moth is this?

Please help identify this species found at home. I think it's a moth. Size is about 1 cm. Is it harmful if found at home? Location: urban home in Hong Kong Click photo for full-size picture
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What is this compound-leaf tree in Southern India?

I am staying in South India. I didn't find any flowers to this tree; just leaves. Just seeing the leaf, I am guessing Arabian Jasmine, but my tree doesn't have flowers or seed buds like Arabian ...
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Does anyone know what this living creature is?

There are two different things I am trying to identify. I live in Lexington, Kentucky. The first one I started seeing was a small white larvae looking worm thing. They would very in size but never ...
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How to distinguish processionary from other caterpillars

Processionary caterpillars have a vast and harmful presence in southern Europe. In northern Italy, in parks and gardens, I often see caterpillar nests in trees, but I do not know how to tell if they ...
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Can any one help id this bug or at least tell me if it could be biting my kids

We live on the gold coast in australia. We started looking into what these bugs were after my son became covered in severe bites. Hes always reacted a little bit to bites but this was intense. The ...
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What is the name of this green plant with fat leaves with green color fruits?

Location: South India,Metropolitan Year: 2017 It look like Almond tree, but small doubt not sure.
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Cocoon like bug on exterior walls south florida

Can anyone tell me what this is? One side of my house has 30 to 40 of them. when I try to pick them off they leave either brown spots or fibers from the cocoon. Is there anyway to deter them?
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Is this a dust mite?

I dropped my phone onto the carpet and picked it up and saw this tiny mite crawling around on the screen. It is too small to be a bed bug, but perhaps too big to be a dust mite (and doesn't look like ...
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Species Identification: Small white maggot/larvae, Missouri USA

I'll try to give as much information as I can, because I don't know which information will be more important. We woke up this morning to these little white worm/larvae in the house. We are located in ...
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Droppings of mystery: What are they

I have noticed the droppings below, quite visible on snow, next to an inner-town building situated next to this place in Luxembourg, central Europe. There are quite a few, but I have not noticed them ...
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What the name of this fish?

Well saw this on a fish group on facebook. Noone can give a decent answer so I came to you guys hoping you can help us? The one who posted lives in the Philippines and he said he caught it in the ...
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Identify Bronze Coloured Beetle

Spotted this beetle on Morfa Nefyn, a beach in North Wales, UK. The beach is a mixture of sand and stone, with large sandy cliff faces and rocky outcrops. The beetle was about 3 to 5 mm or so long, ...
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Insect identification: Fly with eye strip

Location details: Country - India, State - Tamil Nadu, District- Chennai. Found this fly in my backyard keen to know its exact name. Thanks for the help
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What is this grainy surface on my two-week-old sourdough starter?

I'm baking bread at home as a hobby, using sourdough. After skipping one baking day, I haven't used my sourdough starter for two weeks. When opening the jar in which I keep it, I saw the surface had ...
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Why this fish is accompanying stingray?

During snorkelling a couple of months ago on Canary Islands I've been watching stingrays which I think are "Roughtail stingrays". Often this fish (on pic) was accompanying those stingrays. So what ...
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Found this spider in my garden

I found this guy in my backyard. I have no clue what he is, though I'm assuming a jumping spider, after doing a little bit of searching. For context, I live in Southern California, close to being ...
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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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Can anyone please identify this?

We saw this leech like worm in Kerala, India. Can anyone identify it for us? I saw it today, 10th September. It's about 6 to 7 centimeters long. It was very still, didn't move while we went close and ...
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unknown bird in Long Lake Michigan…chocolate brown head and neck, charcoal body and tail, ivory wings, top and bottom

light chocolate head and neck w/ charcoal body and tail. the wings are ivory white, top and bottom from the body outwards. the colors are clear.....not mixed with other colors. no stripes or spots, ...
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Which species of bee or wasp are in this photo?

Please tell me what do you think :) The photo is from Santander, Colombia. I didn’t take any closeups photos 😞, but these were little bees, like 5 x 1 mm. The tube didn’t seem man-made, it was ...
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Rubbery Orange and Fuzzy Mould From Bread

So I share a house, and my other housemates are currently away. One of them had some "plain" bread (a popular type in Scotland), complained a piece had mould on it, and so I had assumed they'd thrown ...
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Is this a bedbug? (with picture)

I had some potentially infested clothing (and shoes) in a bathtub, and just after I bagged them to wash, I spotted this little fellow running away. I put it in a plastic food container and snapped a ...
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Identify round, green, flying insect with spikes in South Carolina (USA)

The tables have turned -- I need some help IDing an insect: I've been unable to identify an insect that I came across about 6 years ago in South Carolina (USA). We were doing a vegetation survey in ...
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Species identification please - Bug is a plague for Italian Stone Pines (Pinus Pinea)

They hangout on the top of Pinus pinea and spray a sticky substance all over the place. Size is about 2mm (head and abdomen) may be 4mm including antennae and legs. Could you please help me identify ...
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What does this skull belong to?

I was cleaning out my pool with a leaf scoop the other day and found a small object, which I assume to be a sort of skull or cartilaginous structure of something that had died. I live in Sydney, ...
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What type of moth is this?

What type of moth is this that was on my wall in Spain
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Can any one ID my tortoise?

I have got a pet tortoise and I was wondering if any one could identify it. I think it's a male around 2 years old. I'm not quite sure, it is quite small, very shy and goes very fast. He likes ...
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What species of frog is this?

I was walking around outside my house when I found this little guy clinging to the outer wall of my house. The house in question is located in Indiana, United States. What is interesting to note is ...
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Leaf-curling type spider southeastern US

I have a spider in my backyard in Mobile, AL. It seems to have sewn itself up inside of a living water oak leaf. I tried googling it but only came up with this Austrailian spider that does a similar ...
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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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Spine found on the beach

Can someone please tell me which animal does this spine belong to? I found it today on the beach..