6209 Hello, I live in Burlington Ontario. We have those flying insects, they look like flies but shorter with more round wings, they fly very quietly so they are not annoying like flies or mosquitoes but they started to get everywhere, we found them inside the coffee machine in couple of cases. Are they harmful? […]
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6208 Found this guy on my screen door over the last couple nights around 11 pm. From Prince George, British Columbia. Number 6208 – This is a type of scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) that often are called May beetles or June bugs as they usually are most commonly seen in those months. They are attracted […]
6207 Hi there, I saw this very small spider in a flower. I’ve tried very hard to figure out what type of spider it is and I even looked at your identification photos with no luck. The picture is as zoomed in as my camera could get. As you can see it is bright yellow […]
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6206 – Spider Identification Number 6206 – This is a male orb-weaving spider (family Araneidae); likely in the genus Araneus. All orb-weaving spiders are harmless to humans.
6205 Please help identify, its about 2 inch long Number 6205 – This is a European hornet (Vespa crabro; Hymenoptera: Vespidae). This introduced species is the only true hornet in North America as well as being the largest member of its family (Vespidae) here. It has been my personal experience that these are less aggressive […]
6204 I have a lot of small, brown worms, coming out onto my garage floor, what are they? A friend said they were “Wire Worms”. They come in, curl up and die. How can I kill them before they get in? Number 6204 – This is a millipede (class Diplopoda). Ones like this are harmless […]
6203 – I’ve increasingly been seeing these I’m assuming “house centipede in my washroom and I have found one in my roof on the roof. I live in the basement and always have the fan running to exhaust the humidity. I found this under a fairly wet mat. After I picked it up I found […]
6202 I was letting the dog in and this thing flew into the house. I grabbed it to put it back outside and the jerk either bit or stung me! Nowhere near as bad as a wasp or bee sting but still a little stabbing pain for 15 min or so. The bug looked to […]
6201 found this on a package I had received this afternoon. Bug was fairly flat. Didn’t fly off when I knocked it off. From Concord US. Number 6201 – This is a flat bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Aradidae); it looks like Aradus quadrilineatus, a species associated with beech, elm, oak, and poplar trees. Very little appears known […]
6200 We found him crawling around the base of our garbage bin inside of our apartment. We did have our balcony door open earlier in the day, however I’m just concerned that this may be a cockroach?? From Welland, Ontario. Number 6200 – This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae); the vast majority of these […]
U of C entomologist part of team that found thousands of species in small square of forest By: Sarah Rieger May 12, 2018 Source: cbc.ca A University of Calgary entomologist recently participated in a landmark study that revealed just how much we don’t know about the number and variety of species that inhabit our planet.John Swann was […]
6199 – Please help identify Number 6199 – These are a type of blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Meloe commonly known as oil beetles. When handled roughly, they exude am oily fluid from their leg joints that contains a chemical called cantharidin that can cause blisters on tender skin – see American Oil […]
6198 This spider was found in Tecumseh Ontario, in grass of my backyard. Its body is a good inch long, black, legs were brown and black, before I killed it. The legs are all shriveled up now and in this picture, one leg is broken off. I believe it to be a tarantula. If you […]
From Johannesburg South Africa: Where can I get predators of Checker Beetle to eat Bark Beetle or what can I spray for Bark Beetle? The use of checkered beetles (Cleridae) for bark beetle control may not be particularly effective, and I will have to do some digging to see if there is any commercial source […]
From Ramore Ontario: On Sept 19,2017, in Ramore Ontario, P0K 1R0 the skies were filled with millions of miniature moths. If you would inhale you were certain to swallow a few. Yes there were lots! They would land on us. When we went into the house they would come in. They survived the winter indoors […]
6197 Found this beetle inside my home and don’t know what it is. Can you please help identify and how did it get inside! Number 6197 – This is not a beetle; it is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm […]
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6196 Please identify this bug found around and in my office it’s black with red on its back. Number 6196 – This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a cosmopolitan pest species that can be difficult to bring under complete control. Click here for additional information and control recommendations.
6195 What kind of spider is this? Number 6195 – This is a wolf spider (family Lycosidae). These are active hunters that have good eyesight; they do not spin a capture web. They are not aggressive towards humans, but large specimens can deliver a painful bite if handled carelessly.
By Sean Previl May 06,2018 Source: Globalnews.ca A North Carolina man has left a buzz in his community after driving about 65 kilometres on Tuesday with thousands of bees loose in his truck. Wallace Leatherwood told ABC-affiliate WLOS he had purchased the bees in Weaverville from Wild Mountain Bees. How they ended up swarming the cab of […]
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6194 Please help identify Number 6194 – This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isoptera; they go by a variety of common names including sow bugs, pill bugs, slaters, roly polys, woodlice, etc. They primarily are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but a few species occasionally can damage very tender vegetation.
6193 We have had a number of these in our basement lately (April 2018, North Vancouver, B.C.) primarily, but not always, in the bathroom. They are about 4-5 mm in length with black backs/wings with a distinct brown patch towards the head. I’m not sure if they can fly… they sometimes seem to jump. Thank […]
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6192 I’m from Prince George, BC. I found this bug in my basement April 2018. We have had a bizarre winter (cold, warm, lots of snow, melting, freezing etc), but now it is quite mild and finally looking like spring. The bug looks like an ant but has a really long “tail” and wings. It’s […]
6191 We’re in Montreal’s West Island area. We have these bugs in the house and they’re usually found in pasta but also marshmallow etc. in the pantry. I haven’t seen them before and am wondering whether they came in some flour or something. Number 6191 – This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), based on your narrative […]
6190 What is it?? Number 6190 – This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), an introduced species that has become a pest in much of North America. Click here for more detailed information.
6189 What is this bug? At first I thought it was a Kissing Bug or Boll Weevil but upon comparing stock photos online, I don’t think so. Number 6189 – This is a nymph of Reduvius personatus, an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as a masked hunter. This is an introduced species likely of European […]
6188 Can you please identify these for me? We want to make sure that they are not carpenter ants. Number 6188 – This does have the appearance of a carpenter ant (Camponotus sp.), but a clear view from the side would confirm this. The top of the thorax of a carpenter ant is smoothly rounded, […]