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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 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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What insect would make a hole and lay eggs in it

Does anyone here have an idea what insect would make a 1-2mm hole in a grape vine cane, and lay small white/clear eggs? Holes in cane:
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What is this strange flower which I found on an upheaval in Rhodes (Greece) in July?

It looks like it carries berries instead of blossoms. Is it actually a flower or rather a baby tree? I found it in a Google image search (see here: https://goo.gl/images/vfBDSP), but there was no ...
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What species of mushroom is this?

Growing up in Oregon I don't remember ever seeing these. There are different mushrooms growing all over my backyard right now, but these look way different than all the others and there was only a ...
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What jellyfish is this?

I saw this jellyfish at Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia. I have searched jellyfish images but there is nothing similar. It is round with a diameter of approximately 80cm and the blue part looks ...
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Acid splashing beetle | Germany | Middle Europe

I found a beetle trapped in the bottom of a staircase. When I tried to put it on a paper, it turned and splashed something like acid in my face. I saw drops on my glasses and it begun to burn on my ...
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What species is this gray bee?

Is this a bee at all, is it just an albino Apis mellifera? It is roughly the same size as regular honey bees, and was pollinating lavenders along with many of the latter. There was a couple of these ...
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Garden plant in south of France

When visiting the south of France (around St Tropez) I had a plant in the garden which I initially mistook for mint but the aroma of the leaves (when rubbed) was distinctly different (I cannot put a ...
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Anyone know what emerged from these cocoons?

Found a little universe in the back of a ceramic decoration I put up outside in summer...the concave back was full of grainy soil and several exited cucoons...anyone know what critter this is/was?!
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Trying to identify the species to which this vertebrae belongs

Found vertebrae in the "graveyard of the Atlantic" (on account of the 5,000+ shipwrecks since the 1520's) off Frisco/Hatteras, North Carolina. Tried searching online but not finding any perfect ...
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What kind of bug is this one?

We are trying to figure out what kind of love this is? It appears to have larvae on its back it is not dust and debris.
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What is the name of this brown fly?

They started mating each other and there are lots of them in our hous. I saw them attached together from their bottom. They have 6 legs and 2 antennae. They have brown wings. i live in iran, tehran. ...
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What kind of mushroom is this, and is it edible?

I found these growing on the side of some trees (mostly birch) in my local forest in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was wondering if you could help me with identifying them. I think they smell of aniseed ...
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Identify this bug

So we found this bug and it wasn't in our software for a change. Any help identifying it is appreciated. The bug was found in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Three of the pictures are over 2MB, (and 2 of ...
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Mushroom Identification

I live in central Ohio and found these mushrooms growing on our 10 acre property. What is it and are they edible?
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Friendly Spider found at home, London

What kind of spider is this? It was very friendly and shy, we spotted it inside our house and we carefully took it to the forest. Hope it will be a nice environment for this kind of spider... One of ...
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What bee do I have nesting in my front yard

Can someone help identify this bee? Its living in a hole between a boulder and a retaining wall. Our tree that is above it is now bleeding sap so I'm worried about the tree. Pest control wont come ...
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Can Anyone Tell Me , Which Insect or I think Moth Is This

Region : Asia ( India ) , Size is about : 4 cm . Since yesterday this Insect is in the same place . I don't know any other info , I was just curious to know about this Insect.
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Looking to identify this species

I found a rather strange invertebrate...something... outside my home this evening, and I have no idea what it might be. It looks kind of like a small brown lobster, without the claws. I think it has 8 ...
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What are these bugs ?

There are a lot of these little bugs in my backyard. The floor, walls, the bbq island. Are they hurtful to my dogs ? What are these ?
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Is this a moth? How might these wings unfold?

I'm having trouble understanding how these wings might work. Are they somehow folded or bent by 90 degrees so that part of the wing is vertical and part is horizontal to be more compact? If so, how ...
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Butterfly/Moth identification: Puppa is half green, half brown, and 1,5cm long, found in Upper Austria

Question: What butterfly is going to evolve out of the puppa illustrated in the attached picture? Characteristics: Puppa is half green, half brown, and 1,5cm long Further details: I don't know if ...
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Help! What kind of bug is this?

Please help identify this little bug and how I make them go away.
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what's the species identification of that camponotus queen

City: Antalya, Turkey Date: July 27 night Specific location: I found it in the middle of the city
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What Genus Is This Ant Queen?

I believe she is either Lasius or Formica, but I am an amateur so thanks for any help. This queen is completely black and gray, with a gaster that kind of looks like the stone Tiger Eye but gray. ...
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Is this a bed bug nymph?

hello , I want to know if this is a bed bug nymph or it's just an another insect? I got an issue with bed bugs few days ago in a hotel during a travel to Prague. Once home (in Germany), I washed all ...
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Can someone identify this Brazilian flower?

The photo was taken in january 2004, at Parque Estadual do Rio Preto (Black River State Park), in the Cerrado (savanna-like) of northeastern-central Minas Gerais, Brazil. The plant was herbaceous/...
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Can someone identify this Lepidoptera larva?

That's from Brazilian Amazon, more specifically a small mountain (300 m high) called "Morro dos Seis Lagos" (six lakes hill), at São Gabriel da Cachoeira municipality, Amazonas state, located at 0.283 ...
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Can you recognize this grape?

This gorgeous and sweet grape I collected in central Italy. I would like to know the name of this variety to get more information about it. I tried to compare with some pictures in Google but I am no ...
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What kind of beetle is this (found on landing windowsill)?

found this beetle on my landing windowsill, would like to know what it is, very small, this was a zoomed picture on my phone.
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Large spider identification, Kentucky USA

What kind of spider is this I live in KY and it was found on my stairs.
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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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Insect identification, Bangalore

Can someone id this insect? Looks like a leafhopper. Found it in my institute in Bangalore.
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Please help me to identify this creature, is it harmful and possible solution of how to get rid of these in my house

Please help me to identify this creature, is it harmful and possible solution of how to get rid of these in my house. Please forgive me for bad image quality, some of these have white dot at the back(...
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What are these Bahrain insects living in a colony?

These insects are in the desert in Bahrain. About 500 in one place both adults and juveniles. Some dung beetle near by. Does anyone know a name? The adults seem to be protecting the young ?
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What exactly is this plant resembling Conyza?

This plant grows on my balcony in Vienna, Austria. It gained most of it’s current height (30-35cm) during the last 2 weeks. Before I didn’t notice it. It is covered with tiny white hairs. I ...
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What is this mushroom that only grows next to my tomato seedlings?

So far something like ten out of fifty seedlings (20%) have had this mushroom grow right next to a tomato seedling and nowhere else in the planters. The black gooey caps are between a peppercorn and a ...
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Mystery bug photographed in Brasil

Shot in Brasil. Anybody know what it is called!!?
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What is this cloud of red pond creatures?

Today I came across a pond in the Netherlands where I noticed a cloud, for lack of a better word, of small red creatures swirling around near the surface of the water, as can be seen in this video: ...
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Could you identify which species of ant is this queen?

could you identify which species of ant is this queen. I caught it in Bangalore, India. I caught it after a rain at around five to six. ]2
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What species of arthropod is in this picture?

I've found exactly one of these, dead, on my kitchen floor most mornings this past week. It looks like a large flea, is about 1 cm long (picture compares it to a British 10 pence coin, approx. 24.5 ...
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Bird identification by sound; midwestern US

This one's been bugging me for a couple of years. Location is southwest Michigan. Here are a couple of song samples (I couldn't separate it from the Titmouse... they're pretty chatty these days): ...
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Identifying a possible pathogen of a succulent plant (Haworthiopsis attenuata) presenting with small brown scales

I have a succulent (most likely Haworthiopsis attenuata) that is currently not looking so hot. I recently noticed a number of small brown scales growing on multiple leaves, that I think are some sort ...
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Identification of a bird on the beach of a small lake

Last December in France (lake of Divonne, Ain) I took a picture of this bird looking for some food on the beach of the lake. It looks like a specimen of the genus ...
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Is this a shell operculum? If yes, can I get more info on operculum

I came across this strange shell some years ago and my research concluded that it was an Operculum (gastropod)(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operculum_(gastropod)) and I am interested in knowing more ...
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Can different Chromobactierum strains have completley different colony morphology?

In the analysis of an unknown bacterial broth I observed a gram negative rod genus. Upon plating I observed small, dark purple and convex colonies; corresponding presumably to Chromobactierum. After ...
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need to identify species of this Leaf-footed bug?

I found this bug in Pune/India. I checked many species of leaf-footed bugs, but none of them is matching this one. It was about 3cm long. It was not showing any movement.
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Trying to identify this insect

Can anyone help me identify what kind of beetle this is? It's ~1/4" in size and was found on some air-dried hardwood lumber in the Pacific Northwest.
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Identify vegetable with stalks coming out of it

I know nothing more about this vegetable than the fact that it is safely edible, which a local vegetable vendor in South India told me. It's green (white inside) and has a strong smell resembling that ...
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Pest on fenugreek

I need help identifying this pest on a fenugreek leaf. It is very common Maharashtra and Karnataka (India), and probably other states as well. Some of the leaves in the fenugreek bunches bought in the ...