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 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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Can anyone identify this species of spider?

These spiders are all over everything on my padio in New Hampshire. Can anyone help me identify what they are?
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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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What insect is this? Looks like a spider but with six legs and long antennae

I've been spotting some of these insects in my house lately, they look like spiders but it seems like they have six legs and antennae instead of eight legs. Can someone tell me what insect is this? Is ...
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Identify this insect seen in a rural area in North India

During my stay at a village in Haryana, India, I noticed many of these grey-brown insects in my room. They spend most of their time crawling but occasionally fly too (for short distances—one metre to ...
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What species is this marine invertebrate sighted 2m below the surface near Halifax, NS?

This image was taken at ~2m depth, with a small ROV in Halifax, NS in May. We're in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and as far as I know, don't have gooseneck barnacles. Considering that it may be a ...
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Identity little brown lady bugs taking shelter in my home

Can someone please identify this little creature for me. They are appearing more frequently in my room. What are they doing here? Could it be those basic needs and requirements? The size is about 2 ...
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Identification and odd leaf anomaly

We're in the process of welcoming sheep, thus setting up the fences, now inside on of the areas, there is a small tree. Never seen leafs like this before. I suspect this to be some sort of anomaly/...
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Can someone identify this bug?

I am looking for some help identifying this bug. I am in southern New Mexico, US. There are a handful of these on the inside and outside of all the window panes on one side of my house. They are about ...
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Please help me identify this caterpillar species (Sabah, Malaysia)

I kinda having trouble searching the internet to find this caterpillar name. Does anybody know what kind of species they are?
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What spider is this

Live in London I have this in my backyard. Want to know what kind is it...Also does it bite?
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Tiny worms found inside my house

I noticed spider cob hanging of my light bulb. That spider web was full of moving creatures. I quickly removed them and threw in the big. Wanted to find out what could that possibly be. I opened up ...
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How to Identify Astragalus Species

I have several photos of a plant I believe to be in the genus Astragalus. I would like to determine the particular species in my area, the foot hills of San Diego County. Do I need a microscope to ...
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Help me identify Grasshopper

I found this Grasshopper in Goa/India. It was about 2cm long. I suspect it is from Cataloipus genus or Gomphocerinae subfamily. Am i correct or it also seems to be juvenile from some other species?
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Unidentified Spider

Apologies for the rubbish quality of the image, but I found this spider while in the shower. I’m not exactly sure what species it is and wonder if someone can help me out. I live in southeast ...
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Insect Identification (badly damaged corpse)

The photo is of the insect in question in a strainer. The body of the insect is just over half an inch long. I see a separated wing cover and leg in the photo as well. My location is New Hampshire, ...
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Is there a conformal transformation that maps the skull of Panthera tigris to the one of Panthera leo?

While visiting the Museum of Natural History in Rouen a few months ago, I was stunned by the similarity between the skulls of Panthera tigris and Panthera Leo: the overall shapes were very similar and ...
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What kind of mushroom is this? Found in SF

We found this on a trail in San Francisco. Could someone please tell me what kind of mushroom this is?
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Small Black Fly Identification

Could anyone help to identify the following small black fly please? Here is some relevant information which may help: Location: London, UK Length: ~5mm They are slow to react and drift lazily & ...
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Identify an animal (Japan, urban area)

I met this animal yesterday while walking along a small river in Yokohama, Japan. It came out of the bushes some 5 meters away from me, but while I was launching the camera app on my smartphone, it ...
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Help id mushroom found in West Midlands, Egland

I found this mushroom yesterday. It looks like an oyster but it grows in some poorly kept lawn. I am sure there was no tree there in the past. This spot was landscaped a couple of years ago after ...
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Scorpion in Ohrid, Macedonia, 5cm long

Hi, can u please help to identify what kind of scorpion is this? A friend of mine found it at home, in urban area in Ohrid, Macedonia. It is aroun 5 cm long. Thank you.
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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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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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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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What about this bat?

This happened in LaGrange GA. We heard some crawling around behind one of the faux-wood shutters on our front porch. So I eased it back and saw this: If you can't make out the scale, the furry part ...
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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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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..
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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 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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What is my pet tortoise' species?

I got this tortoise from my uncle. He said that it wandered into his yard. Found in Khon Kaen, Thailand during the summer.
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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 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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