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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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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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 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 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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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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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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What type of wildflower is this?

I live in Utah and I'm wanting to plant some Utah native plants in my backyard. There is this wildflower everywhere in the mountains of Utah and I really want to know the name. It looks like some sort ...
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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.
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What is this frog I found

What type of frog or toad is this? I found him in my backyard in southern Alabama and he is clearly very small. I’m not sure what species it is, it’s mostly brown but has small spots on the top of his ...
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What kind of spider is this? (Photo included)

We found this guy on the ceiling inside today. We live by Lake Erie in Ohio so we see a lot of large spiders, but this one looks different than most we encounter. It's was about the size of a quarter (...
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What type of bird skull is this?

My aunt found this skull on the beach in Vancouver Canada. I believe it might be a type of bird, but I can’t place it. It is about 5 inches (~13 cm) long and 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) wide.
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Need help with insect identification

Saw this bug in my hallway tonight, crawling alongside the baseboard, it didn't seem like it could crawl up the wall despite trying to countless times. Google wasn't much help, although I saw a weevil ...
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Need help identifying this plant

I found this guy growing in my compost, but have no clue, what it could be. Any expert here who want to take a guess?
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Can anybody identify this flower for me?

One single flower on small 2 year old tree with alternate leaf arrangement
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Which mosquito species is this?

Today, when I just woke up and saw this. I need to identify the species of this mosquito. I don't think its dangerous like Female Anopheles. I'm afraid if it is a carrier of any dangerous diseases ...
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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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