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 Kind of Bug is This?

I took a picture of this bug when I was camping with my boyfriend in Ontario, Canada. The little guy (or gal) kept wanting to climb onto my hand which kind of freaked me out. I'd love to know what ...
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What is this tiny jumping cocoon?

I found this little jumpy cocoon thingie clinking approximately once every 4-5 seconds inside a metal lid. It's been jumping inside there for about a day since I first found it like that. It has a ...
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What is this slug-like thing I found in my bed?

what is this thing I found in my bed? Squishy like a slug, mildly freaked out, help? I'm in Scotland Edinburgh
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Identify insect found in cupboard

Opening the cupboard I am shocked to find it full of these insects inside. Haven't found them anywhere else. At first, I thought it was ticks, but not so sure. Plan on cleaning out the cupboard and ...
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What kind of larva is this?

It has a body which is divided into three parts: The head, which is small, with a black, needle-like structure on the tip which I think is the mouth. The upper body, which has a pure white color that ...
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What is this plant growing on Asian spider-flower?

I found a densely-clustered plant (circled in red in photo) growing on top of an Asian spider-flower. I know what Asian spider-flower looks like. I'm in Chennai, India. What type of plant is this? (...
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Can someone identify this ant queen?

I know it's kind of hard to see but can anyone tell what it is?
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Can anyone identify this queen ant?

I caught my first queen but I'm having trouble identifying her. Could anyone help me out? She has a reddish brown body and black legs.
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Is this plant “Hedera canariensis”?

Location: South India I found this plant beside bus stop. Side view of the Plant. Actually, Wikipedia says Hedera canariensis is "native to the Atlantic coast in Canary islands and northern Africa",...
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What is the name of this green berry tree?

Location: South India Month: May Location: Outside, Metropolitan. Tree with berry fruits (poisonous or not, I don't know): Its leaves:
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Anyone know what this bug is? (Southern California)

I found it in Southern California on the fringes of the Mojave Desert. They seem to have nests similar to ant hills but don't look like any ant I've ever seen. They seem to have shown up within the ...
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What is this plant & it looks like USA tree “ Carya ovata”?

I saw this tree in India. It was so fascinating because its leaf looks like Carya ovata, which only grows in the USA & Canada according to Wikipedia: Carya ovata, the shagbark hickory, is a ...
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What is the name of this plant with Fig-like leaves & mulberry look like fruits?

Location: Napa, California Size: It's 20' tall now.
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Scientific name of a certain plant from Philippines

Can someone tell me what is the possible scientific name of this plant? The seller told me it was sun rise plant but I can't seem to find it in the internet. Location: Santa Rosa Laguna, Philippines
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Identification of bug - California

A friend found this bug, what is it? Diamond Bar-ish, California.
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What spider is this?

I found this spider in my flat in Berlin, Germany. It looks like a Cheiracanthium, but which species? Mildei? Or is it a different spider? The body is approx. 8-9mm long and it lost 4 legs when I ...
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How do you identify this particular snake shedding?

Aloha, Snakes are illegal in the State of Hawaii, with the exception of the Hawaiian Blind Snake (Brahminy Blind Snake (Ramphotyhlops braminus)). I've read through a plethora of articles to no avail....
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What mushroom is this?

A lot of these popped up recently in our backyard (St. Louis, Missouri, United States). They are all grouped into these clusters and there were probably 5 of these big clusters. Anyone know what ...
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Want to identify plant and flower

This plant is hardly 40/50 days old and given to me in seed form claiming to be hibiscus plant seed.I m not sure that it s hibiscus plant.. Please identify.
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What type of Gorgonzola cheese fungus/bacteria is this?

I have purchased a gorgonzola cheese and it came with some orange/yellow fungus/bacteria in the cheese's surface. Anyone know what kind of fungus/bacteria it is, and if it's safe to eat?
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Plant species ID, Bangladesh

This plant is quite common in vegetations near swamp areas in Bangladesh. I have included multiple picture hope that compensate for the bad quality.
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Aquatic Snail Identification

I can’t for the life of me find an identification of these snails. They’re thriving in brackish water, but may be freshwater naturally. They’re about .8cm long at their largest. I believe they have ...
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10 inch spider near Mexico City

Four years ago I found a spider so big that I'll never forget. Unfortunately I don't have a picture but I guess there isn't a lot of big spiders in Mexico. So here are some things I remember: It wasn'...
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Is this plant lantana camara? If not what is it?

I was in a botanical garden recently and wasn't able to find the tag on this plant. The diameter of the entire flower tended to be around 5cm. Google seems to suggest its lantana camara but I'm not ...
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Can you tell me what species of insect this is?

I live in Verona, Italy. Today I found this black insect and I don't know what species it is. My mom claims it's a kind of mint but I don't think so.
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Please help identify insect found indoor in Malaysia, south east Asia

Found this insect in my home. About half an inch long. Would appreciate it if any of you could help me identify it. Thanks.
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What kind of snake is this? Seen on Koh Lanta, Thailand

We had this snake in our bungalow on Koh Lanta, Thailand. From the reaction of the employees at the resort I can tell that it is venomous, but that's all I know. I am curious, does anybody know what ...
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snake identification

While moving large, old oak logs I'd stacked a year ago to form a terraced garden, I noticed it was very moist under the logs. I saw 5 kingsnakes, a scarlet snake, a couple of small brown earth ...
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Bed bugs or something else?

me and my partner had itchy patches that looked like bites so we were scared we might have bed bugs and we found a bunch of these creatures behind the bed in between the frame and a concrete wall as ...
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How can I obtain a uniform bacterial sample?

I'm currently doing a research project wherein I will be testing the antibiotic resistance of a bacterial sample. Due to a risk of contamination during transport, I'm not allowed to request a uniform ...
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ID request - some kind of mold?

Any ideas what is this? From very moldy water that was used to boil beets, the largest blob is about 34 microns in diameter.
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Can Ixodes ricinus eggs survive in home?

Recently I returned from the countryside with my dog and found in my house three engorged ticks. I indentified them as Ixodes ricinus (maybe incorrectly, but I live in Poland and it's the most popular ...
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Can you tell me what plant this is?

Some people recommend this plant because of its medicinal properties. I have suspicions about it so I would like to know more about this plant. Could anyone please tell me its name and if it is true ...
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Can Larvae of Wasp Moth feed on leaves other than oleander?

So I found a wasp moth in my garden, for some reason it was not flying away. I kept it in a well ventilated jar and left it in a safe place. I came back after few hours and saw it laid lot of eggs on ...
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What animal’s part of skull is this?

Today I found a part of skull (and some other bones) near my house. It has some teeth on it, so I guess it should be identifiable: Judging by its size I think most probably it’s either a domestic cat ...
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Animal identification by sound

These sounds were recorded at night, a couple of days ago (April 2020) at Mongaup Valley, NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_CX6Puq7zg What creature produces sounds like these?
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Could some identify this bird call? (from the hu - wolf totem)

What species is making this sound? You can hear the sound it makes at the end of the music video: The HU - Wolf Totem
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Egg mass on glass

mid-April, East Texas Can someone ID the egg mass deposited on our window? It's about the size of a fingerprint. I may have to try again with photo- thanks for forbearance Eggs are bright green, ...
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Identification of small black beetle with white dots

I live in France, I just found this small round insect. It looks like some sort of beetle about a mm long. It has 8 white dots on its sides. I found it on my arm while I was lying on my bed in the ...
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What is this animal and what is it doing?

So, I found this fella while I was walking on the golf course by my house. Initially, I wasn’t sure it was an animal at all. I’m sorry the picture isn’t better, but I didn’t want get close without ...
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What animal is this?

I have seen this bug/worm twice on my dog's leg after taking him for a walk this week. I think that this is a leech, but my mom disagrees because she says leeches are not found where we live but are ...
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Identifying this winged ant with big hind legs

I found this walking across my floor not too long ago. I am not sure if it is actually an ant, I just chose the best words I could find for the title. It has wings, but does not seem to ever fly. It ...
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Is this a bed bug

I'm moving into a new house. We have pretty much thrown out all of the bed furniture's and have not seen any bugs in the sheets or anything like that. But, while preparing for painting, I saw this ...
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what is this insect? just curious

Thank you for replying my question..and sorry for my broken english (https://i.stack.imgur.com/5GXs5.jpg)
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Resources to identify wild mushrooms and assess risk if eaten

I live in the countryside of Western Europe by the beach with a temperate climate with pine trees and eucalypti. I found two types of mushrooms in two separate spots in the woods and would really like ...
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Found this insect in my bedroom. What is it?

I found this bug in my bedroom yesterday. I was afraid that it was a tick so I got rid of it after taking some photos. The bug was found in Denmark and was about half a nail in size. Can somebody ...
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A small plant that needs identification

This plant has found today on the shore of an island near Fethiye, Turkey. Exact coordinates are 36.669950,29.032914. Local people were unable to recognize it. It smells like lavender. Could someone ...
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What is this creature? Possibly some sort of newt

Found beside a river in Wales, about 1-2mm in length, four legs oval torso and a ridged tail roughly half its length. Most likely amphibious, possibly some kind of newt? It was very tiny and I don't ...
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What type of guppy is this?

This is a guppy I recently bought from a local pet shop. They don't exactly know which type of guppy it is. I hope to get info about it's type.
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Which species of rotifer is this?

If found this in a moss sample.

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