6949. Can someone please let me know what type of bug this is? It is found near the toilet, sink, carpet, beds of our home. I have been getting bug bites on my lower body and I believe this bug is causing that bite. Any identification would be helpful. Calgary, Alberta. Canada […]
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6948. Found it pretty much dead on my lawn in the town of Manila. Canada Number 6948. This is a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Manduca, likely M. quinquemaculata, whose caterpillar is known as the tomato hornworm. Either its wings never expanded after it emerged from its pupa, or […]
6947. Very small black bug with a white stripe on the back. We have thousands of these on our foundation concrete. They seem to be active during the day, and less active when the sun sets. Gatineau, Quebec. Canada Number 6947. These may be nymphs of the hairy chinch bug, […]
6946. These insects were found late at night 11pm/12am. They were all around the window trying to get into the house. About 20 of them did find their way in the house crawling on the ground and flying around the lights. About 5-10mm long with 4 legs and possibly 2 […]
6945. Found outside flying in July around 7:30 pm in South Western Ontario. Only one seen at the time of capture. Any ideas on species? Thanks so much. Woodstock, Ontario. Canada Number 6945. This appears to be a day-flying firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Some net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) in the genus […]
6944. Please can you tell me what this is. I’m worried to walk barefoot in the grass. Thank you. Richmond, BC. Canada Number 6944. This is a jumping spider (family Salticidae) in the genus Phidippus, likely Phidippus johnsoni; Click here for an image. They are harmless to humans.
6943. Langley, British Columbia. Canada Number 6943. 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.
6942. Sumbitch got hit five times with a flyswatter before I killed it. Waynesboro, Tennessee. United States Number 6942. This is a male velvet ant (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), likely in the genus Timulla. These are parasitic primarily on ground-nesting bees and wasps, and the wingless females (sometimes called ‘cow-killers’) have a wickedly painful […]
6941. I just caught this about 5 inches under the foot of my bed and has 6 legs just now and would like to know what on earth is this my friends? Steve. Number 6941. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are scavengers, but some may be predatory on other […]
6940. Hello, Please let me know what this is. Toronto Canada, photo taken June 20 – 25. Thank you very much. Maria. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6940. This appears to be an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have […]
6939. These bugs are really tiny, they jump and they are on my raspberry canes and also my milkweed plants. Colton, SD. United States Number 6939. These appear to be two-marked treehoppers, Enchenopa binotata (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae). Click here for detailed information.
6938. Found a few in canola field. Seem to eat the stems just under the flowers. Crazy j, Sk. Canada Number 6938. This is a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Lytta; they look like Nuttall’s blister beetle, Lytta nuttalli Click here for an image.
6937. Does anyone know what this thing is?? York, ON. Canada Number 6937. This is a squash vine borer, Melitta curcurbitae (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), a serious garden pest. Click here for more detailed information.
6936. Found indoors, is about 3-5mm long. Never seen before. Any ideas? Holland Landing, Ontario. Canada Number 6936. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
6935. July 2, 11:30pm North Kawartha, Ontario. Canada Number 6935. This is a cockroach, but it does not appear to be one of the common peridomestic pest species. Click here
6934. Found this bug on the bed sheet cover early one morning. Waipahu, HI. United States Number 6934. This is a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); ones like this are general predators on small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids and scale insects. Click here for an image
6933. This was swimming in our pool. No idea what it is. Paris, ON. Canada Number 6933. This is a male eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), it would have been drowning, not swimming. Dobsonfly larvae (hellgrammites) are aquatic, but the adults are strictly aerial. The long, sickle-like mandibles of males are harmless, […]
6932. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6932. This is a comb-footed/cobweb spider in the family Theridiidae, possibly a triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda triangulosa. They are harmless to humans, and may eat more dangerous spiders, Click here for more detailed information.
6931. Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6931. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex Americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6930. Do you know what this is? The closet I could find online was an Emerald Ash Boarer except it doesn’t have a green shell just translucent brown wings. Sunderland, Ontario. Canada Number 6930. This is a cuckoo wasp (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). These are parasitic on (primarily ground-dwelling) solitary bee and wasp species; Click […]
6929. It was too large to be a bed bug. It was approximately 1.5 cm and had a very large abdomen. Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 6929. This is a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae of the type known as May beetles or June bugs. They are good (albeit clumsy) fliers that are attracted […]
6928. In Calgary, AB, It seems every year in June when the weather is warm and rainy, I keep finding this little black beetle crawling up walls or coming out from under baseboards in my bathroom, basement and kitchen/near the back door. The ones in the basement are like this little guy in […]
6927. Manassas, Virginia United States Number 6927. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental intruder. Click here for more detailed information.
6926. There a been a number of these small less than 5 mm flying bugs around our 4th floor apartment that last few evenings. We find them on the couch or flying around the living room. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 6926. This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), they are general predators […]
6925. Hi i know I do not live in Canada but I was hoping that you could tell me what kind of bug this is. I have now seen two of them and where do they come from? NEW YORK, NY. United States Number 6925. This is a flat-backed millipede, Diplopoda: Polydesmida; they […]
6924. Lanark, Ontario. Canada Number 6924. Great find! This is a wasp-mimicking mantisfly, Climaciella brunnea (Neuroptera: Mantispidae); Click here for images and more information.
6923. Do you know what this insect is? Was on side of house, just over 2 inches long, brown colour. Is it harmful to house or trees? Midland, ON. Canada Number 6923. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae); it looks like a brown prionid, Orthosoma brunneum. It will not damage your […]
6922. Hello, So over the past three weeks I have found 4 of this bugs. 3 of them were on the upstairs bathroom floor. One of them was in the bathtub right by the drain. From what I can see they are dead. They just appear overnight. I found the one in […]
6921. Hi, we put Cedar Mulch in our yard a week ago and now we are finding these moths on exterior walls around windows and hundreds of them inside the house. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6921. These are moths in the family Noctuidae of a type whose larvae often are called cutworms. […]
6920. Hi wondering what type of insect this is? Cobble Hill, BC. Canada Number 6920. This is a sawfly in the family Cimbicidae; most likely an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana. Click here for more detailed information.
6919. Even the dogs that will normally kill bugs stayed away from this one. Doesn’t seem to be able to fly, just crawls around slowly. Cudworth, SK. Canada Number 6919. This is a moth in the family Erebidae, subfamily Arctiinae, whose wings failed to expand properly after it emerged from its cocoon. […]
6918. Clinged to our bathing suits when we were swimming in Wabamun lake (freshwater). Haven’t seen anything like this in 20 years. Seba Beach, Alberta. Canada Number 6918. This is an amphipod, a harmless crustacean. Nearly all are aquatic or marine, feeding mainly on decomposing organic matter. They sometimes are called scuds or […]
6917. Smaller than a housefly bigger than a fruitfly. Probably between 1/4”& 3/8” Number 6917. This is a male snipe fly (Diptera: Rhagionidae) in the genus Chrysopilus; most likely C. quadratus – Click here for an image and Click here for an image of a female.