7005. There are swarms of these at the rear of my house (west side) they appear to be most active in afternoon when the sun is warm. Only noticed them the last week or so (it’s July 26) . They are all over the brick of my house and patio. I can see […]
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7004. Found a swarm of these outside on the patio, around the window frames and the bottom of the outside walls. Very tiny, about 1/16 of an inch, and literally hundreds of them walking around. Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 7004. This is an adult hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a […]
7003. Looking for the name of this garden insect. Also how to eradicate from garden. Tx. Tecumseh, Ontario. Canada Number 7003. These are young nymphs of a squash bug, Anasa tristis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Click here for details on their life cycle as well as some control recommendations.
7002. Hi, can you please let me know what kind of insect this is? I found it indoor on the floor, doesn’t seem to be able to fly, 6 legs, 2 antenna. When I found it it was originally white, but when I washed it the white stuff came off. Worried it might […]
7001. I was at the park with my kids and noticed this little guy clinging to a stick on of my daughters was playing with. Never seen a spider like this an have been unable to find a matching photo on the internet. It was very small, maybe the size of a […]
7000. Halifax, N.S. Canada Number 7000. A female wolf spider (family Lycosidae) with her newly hatched young on her back. Female wolf spiders carry their egg sac attached to their spinnerets at the back of their abdomen until the eggs hatch; she then ferries her young about on her back for a few […]
6999. Found these in our apartment building back yard. I think they’re digger wasps, but they’ve got orange on them. Was hoping someone can tell me what they are. Colborne, ON. Canada Number 6999. This is indeed a digger wasp, namely the great golden digger wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus. Click here for images […]
6998. Would like to know what type of spider this is. Shebandowam, On. Canada Number 6998. It’s an orb weaver in the family Araneidae; looks like an Araneus sp. Click here for an example.
6997. This creature was on the table on our deck at about 0730am did not and has not moved.? Trenton, Ontario. Canada Number 6997. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. Click here for more […]
6996. Several of these in my yard on the trees. First time I have seen them here. July 22, 2020. Hanmer, Ontario. Canada Number 6996. These are caterpillars of the white-marked tussock moth, Orgyia leucostigma (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Click here for images and more detailed information.
6995. Hi can you please help me identify this beetle? Thank you. Troy, Ontario. Canada Number 6995. These are Japanese beetles, a very destructive invasive species. Click here for some control suggestions.
6994. Hi Folks, we are trying to identify what bug is this in our back yard? Barrie, ON. Canada Number 6994. These appear to be nymphs of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a lawn/turf pest – Click here for details.
6993. This was biting my wife on her hand and we would like to identify it if possible. North Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 6993. This is a larva of an Asian multi-coloured lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). For unknown reasons, these beetles will occasionally ‘sample’ human skin, but their bite is of no […]
6992. Southern Vancouver Island; docile; 2” in length. Victoria, BC. Canada Number 6992. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the subfamily Prioninae; likely Prionus californicus, known as the California root borer. Click here for more information.
6991. Just out of the blue we found thousands of these bugs all over or front walkway, porch, planting areas and around the perimeter of our property. It’s been very hot with little rain until recently. I killed them the first time with a bug killer but found them again in full force […]
6990. Found on a concrete balcony in Hamilton. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6990. This is a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), it looks like a goldenrod leaf beetle, Trirhabda canadensis – Click here for an image.
6989. Every night since April, they have been inside the house and annoying us. They seem to love the light, but dont bother humans or pets. The cat seems to think they dont taste all that nice though. After a heavy rain, there seems to be less, but the day after a […]
6988. Hi, we have a few of these in our house and they creep us out – they look a little bit fuzzy and they crawl around. They’re around 3 – 5 mm long. What are they? Pinantan Lake, BC. Canada Number 6988. This is a larva of a beetle in the family […]
6987. These are outside near the garden and on the sunny, hot landscaping rocks. They come out in the hundreds around 5:00pm in the hot sun. At first we thought they were ants. Lakehurst, ON. Canada Number 6987. These look like nymphs of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a […]
6986. Looking for information/identification of this beetle. Is commonly present on our old deck. However, just after moving into the house, they appeared under and behind many of our boxes in large numbers. They didn’t appear in my basement until after my move in. Thanks! Gatineau Quebec. Canada Number 6986. Not a […]
6985. Hi these bugs are found in the basement In the rooms that do t have carpet mostly. Fairmont Ho Springs, BC. Canada Number 6985. These are broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Click here for an example.
6984. Hello, this little guy fell on my leg, I apologize for the bit of blurred. My friend and I are bickering because she thinks it’s a tick. I found the other picture from google from your website, but to unavail I couldn’t find it on your website, not sure what it is. […]
6983. I just found this very small, flat bug on the wall inside my walkout basement apartment. It flew when I tried to remove it. I’ve never seen one before and am curious to know what it is! Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario. Canada Number 6983. This is a clavate tortoise beetle, Plagiometriona clavata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). This […]
6982. They scare me whenever I water the plants and I have no idea what they are. Do they sting? Calgary, Alberta. Canada Number 6982. This is one of the many species of native solitary bees. These are primarily ground (burrow) or cavity-nesting, and are very valuable as pollinators. They are not aggressive, but […]
6981. I’m trying to figure out if this is a cockroach can you please help me. westville, NS. Canada Number 6981. This is a cockroach (Blattodea: Ectobiidae); it is in the genus Ectobius and may be Ectobius lapponicus. Known as the dusky cockroach, it is a European species that has become established in the […]
6980. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6980. This may be a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), but the image is not clear enough to be certain. Click here for more detailed information including control recommendations.
6979. 1Sainte-Thérèse, Québec. Canada Number 6979. This is a nymph of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) that appears to have molted recently. It may be one of the predatory species in the genus Podisus (soldier bugs). Click here for an image & Click here for more information.
6978. Please identify this beetle. Thanks. Huntsville, Ontario. Canada Number 6978. This is Osmoderma scabra (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Known as the rough Osmoderma, their larvae live on and in rotting wood; they are completely harmless. Click here for an example.
6977. Delta, BC. Canada Number 6977. This is Monochamus scutellatus, a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) known as the white-spotted sawyer or spruce sawyer. Click here for more detailed information.
6976. In a bus stop on Hamilton Mountain. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6976. This is a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Symphtya), possibly in the family Tenthredinidae). The larvae of most of these are foliage feeders. Click here for more detailed information.
6975. Have found a few of these around the house. Wondering what they are. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada Number 6975. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for an example.
6974. Found when I got home from work inside my house. Never seen a wasp with a body like this one. It’s the length of a regular size paper clip. Langley, BC. Canada Number 6974. This is Sceliphron caementarium (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae), known as the black and yellow mud dauber; Click here for an image. […]
6973. Crawling on hallway wall. Number 6973. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are nuisance pests that primarily scavenge on decomposing organic matter. A few are predators on other small arthropods and some can occasionally cause damage to tender vegetation. Click here for more detailed information