6647. Found September 8th in house, but patio door had been open a lot of the day on the 7th. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6647. This is an orb weaving spider in the genus Araneus, likely Araneus marmoreus (marbled orb-weaver), a highly variable species. Click here for an example. All orb weavers are harmless to […]
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6646. Just looking to identify this bug. Maidstone, ON. Canada Number 6646. This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the act of shedding its ‘skin’ (exoskeleton), a process called molting; Click here for an image. This bug goes through five nymphal stages before becoming an adult; Click […]
6645. We found this beetle on the back walk by our house on Vancouver Island. I estimate it to be 2”-2.5” long. I have no idea what it is. Hoping you can help ID it. Thx. Victoria, BC. Canada Number 6645. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the subfamily Prioninae. These are […]
6644. Size about 3-4 mm. Looks like it’s missing its legs. Québec, Québec. Canada Number 6644. This is a grain beetle in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Click here for more detailed information.
6643. Bug is about 21/2 -3 inches long about 11/2 inches wide. Don’t know what it is or where it came from. Found it crawling across my laundry room floor. Wyandotte, Oklahoma. United States Number 6643. This is a female eastern Hercules beetle, Dynastes tityus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6642. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6642. This looks like a hickory tussock moth caterpillar, Lophocampa caryae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6641. These little guys seem to appear out of nowhere two days after our first frost (-2 c, -4 c windchill) It was cold and rainy the day following the frost. They have been around for nearly a week now, it’s been unseasonally cool since the frost. They are on anything green including the grass […]
6640. I keep finding these in my house. What are these? Are they dangerous at all? Kitimat, British Columbia. Canada Number 6640. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae); Click here for an example. These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there.
6639. I found this tiny beetle on the wall in the upstairs hallway of my home in September. I would like to know what it is if you could tell me please and thank you. KITCHENER, Ontario. Canada Number 6639. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae); Click here for an example. […]
6638. Found in our backyard in Brampton. Brampton, Ontario. Canada Number 6638. This is a bee fly (Diptera: Bombyliidae), likely in the genus Xenox; Click here for an example. These are parasitoids on solitary ground and cavity-nesting bees (including carpenter bees).
6637. This photo was taken in Regina, SK Canada at the beginning of September/19. It is on the outside of a window screen. Regina, SK. Canada Number 6637. This is a pigeon tremex, Tremex columba (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Also known as a horntail, their larvae tunnel in the wood of dead/dying hardwood trees where they are […]
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6636. Lucedale, MS. United States Number 6636. This is a false bombardier beetle, Galerita sp. (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6635. Stony plain, Alberta. Canada Number 6635. 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 more detailed information.
6634. Hi., thank you for your help and service. What type of spider is it? Is it poisonous? Can it cause some kind of harm to children or pets? Is it aggressive?, thank you. MONTREAL, QUEBEC. Canada Number 6634. This is an orb weaving spider in the genus Araneus. Although they have venom glands and […]
6633. Deer fence around raised garden bed. Don’t know if I should be concerned about these insect eggs. Paula, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6633. These most likely are the eggs of a moth whose larvae would feed on tree/shrub leaves; I don’t think that you need to worry overmuch.
6632. On pepper plants. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6632. This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest in many areas of North America; Click here for more detailed information.
6631. These beetles were found in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a stump. The stump was not rotten only a few weeks ago was the tree cut down. Some of the beetles appeared all black and some were bright red and black. They were about 1/4 inch long. It is about 16-20 degrees Celsius today. Winnipeg, Manitoba. […]
6630. Hi. I’ve included photo of this insect. I found them mostly living in kitchen and bathroom, indoor. they are surrounded in the dark corner. It’s hard to catch them, they react active once you find them and run fast. It’s hard to. I thought they are roach at first, used bait and bug spray […]
6629. Tasso Lake, Waterloo, Huntsville/Lake of Bays Ontario. Canada Number 6629. This is a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Meloe. Sometimes called oil beetles, their bodily fluid (haemolymph) contains a chemical called cantharidin that can cause blisters on tender skin. Click here for example
6628. This is probably a very common garden pest but I’m having trouble identifying it. Magnification is about 90x using a digital microscope. There are swarms of these almost coating the top 8 inches of some Himalayan impatience plants as well as a section of a honeysuckle growing in a different part of my yard. […]
6627. What is the name of this bug. Tumkur, Karnataka. India Number 6627. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). You might try posting your image on the Scarab Beetles of India Facebook page (Click here) to see if anyone there can provide a more specific identification.
6626. This bug bit my partner when starting his car. It’s roughly an inch long. He said there was an awful shooting pain at the bite site. Located in Nepean/Ottawa, Ontario. Nepean, Ontario. Canada Number 6626. This is an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in the genus Zelus. Their saliva contains powerful enzymes that break down […]
6625. Our dog found this in my wife’s flower beds. It is the size of a “cigar”, segmented, no legs, and has two large eye like markings on one end. The other end looks like it comes to a point. Wautoma, Wisconsin. United States Number 6625. This is a caterpillar of a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: […]
6624. What is it ? Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6624. This is a sexton beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae; Nicrophorus sp.). Sometimes also called burying beetles, they locate and bury carcasses of small mammals and birds that then serve as a food source for their larvae. Click here and Click here for images.
6623. This bug was in a dead oak that died last year…. can you please identify it for us. My husband cut it up last year and we just pulled it out of the bush…. a few of our oaks have died this year and last year. We found the bugs this week Aug 26 […]
6622. Tillsonburg, ON. Canada Number 6622. This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae). They do not bite and are harmless, but the larvae of some species (called leather jackets) can be turf/lawn pests. Click here for a sampling.
6621. This bug did bite me. This is the second time I’ve been bitten by a bug like this? Please help me identify this thing. St catharines, Ontario. Canada Number 6621. This is a larva of a green lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). These are general predators on small soft-bodied invertebrates, mainly aphids and small caterpillars. For […]
We had a terrible infestation of potato bugs this year but could not find a product that would irradiate them. It seems the old products we used to buy are no longer available. Please tell me the name of a product that will work that I can buy for next year. East Selkirk. Potato […]
I have a pretty bad cockroach infestation and I am in the midst of carefully moving all of my things out of my apartment but I have concerns about my plants. I have bleached their pots, hosed down the plants including the roots, and repotted them. I just bought the diatomaceous earth to put down. […]
How do I get rid of rats in my home? Antigonish Rats in home – You need to consult a professional as there is no good universal answer – each situation is unique. Search the Pestcontrolcanada pages (Click here) for a recommended company; this one appears to be the closest one to you: Click […]
“Importing Rodent Poison”. Can I bring mouse bait “RESOLVE” or “BAIT BLOCK”from the U.S. in to Canada? The active ingredient is Diphacinone 0.005%. Thank you. Jacquie Aird. Vancouver, B.C., Canada Importing pesticides into Canada: Residents of Canada may purchase and import, from the United States and only for their own use, products registered with […]
6620. Oakville, Ontario. Canada Number 6620. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The vast majority of these are general predators on other small invertebrates. Click here for more detailed information