6575. Found this on my curtain inside and I have no idea what it is? Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Canada Number 6575. This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae); there are several species that can have a quite similar appearance. Click here for some examples.
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6574. Hello, Just found him on my shoe. My sons and I were wondering if this is a long horned two banded beetle? Saltspring Island, BC. Canada Number 6574. This appears to be a spotted tree borer, Synaphaeta guexi (Coleoptea: Cerambycidae). Click here and Click here for images and more detailed information. It does not […]
6573. August 11, 2019. Found alive inside home on stairway (open layout) during the night. Vernon, BC. Canada Number 6573. This is a black widow spider (Latrodectus sp.). Given your location, it most likely is a western black widow spider, L. Hesperus; Click here for more detailed information.
6572. This insect emerged as if being born from our deck railing while we were outside enjoying a coffee. Warm sunny day (about 25C), mid-morning. We first noticed sawdust dropping from the railing as if something was eating at the deck and then this emerged, spread its wings out and crawled over to the railing […]
6571. Found on the ground under a pine tree in a pine and spruce plantation. Belleville, ON. Canada Number 6571. This is a caterpillar of an imperial moth, Eacles imperialis imperialis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Click here for detailed information on its life history.
6570. We found this today, wondering what species of cicadas it is?? It’s the first one I have ever seen up close. Found at Point Gardiner, New Brunswick, Canada. (10 August 2019) Measured about 30-35mm, outdoors, sunny day. I’m hoping the picture made it to you, I only see a file number? Upper Coverdale, New […]
6569. Found in pool Aug 10 2019. Osoyoos, Bc. Canada Number 6569. This is a Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopalmatidae; Stenopelmatus sp.). Also known as potato bugs, they appear to be mainly scavengers, but sometimes will eat other insects. Click here for more detailed information.
6568. Trying to identify this in basement of house. Barrow Bay, Ontario, Canada. Canada Number 6568. This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). These are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. Click here for a more typical image
6567. Hello, I found this bug crawling at night, next to my dogs crate, where he sleeps. We has just come back from a walk, so I don’t know if the bug came from the park we went to or was already in the crate. The bug has 6 legs and 2 antenna, you can’t […]
6566. Found him in my driveway. Miramichi, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6566. This is a predaceous diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), and judging from the foreleg I can see, it’s a male. These are general predators on other small aquatic life forms, and being very strong fliers, they often are found at quite some distance […]
6565. Found today, indoors. Shelburne, On. Canada Number 6565. This looks like a nymph of a soldier bug, a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the genus Podisus; Click here for an image. Soldier bugs are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects, and thus usually considered beneficial.
6564. They’re not bedbugs but I find them in my sofa when I clean under the cushions. Sometimes I see them crawling on the floors or on the wall. Never see more than 1 at a time. I do not know what they are. They’re little, like 5-6mm long. They’re like tiny little beetles that […]
6563. These bugs appear when clothes are lying around on the floor. Oxford House, MB. Canada Number 6563. This is a pseudoscorpion, an arachnid related to spiders and true scorpions that prey on other small arthropods. They are non-venomous and harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information
6562. Note log tail (?) On this thing. The insect was about 4″ long overall. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6562. This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Megarhyssa sp. ); likely M. greenei – Click here for images and more detailed information.
6561. Does this bite? My husband felt like he got stung and we found this. Windsor, Ontario. Canada Number 6561. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae), the vast majority of these are general predators on other small arthropods. It is extremely unlikely that it was the cause of your husband’s discomfort. Click here for […]
6560. Found in building entry way. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6560. This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Megarhyssa sp. ); likely M. greenei – Click here for images and more detailed information.
6559. BRANTFORD, ON. Canada Number 6559. This is a short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for detailed information.
6558. BRANTFORD, ON. Canada Number 6558. This looks like a caterpillar of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Click here for detailed information.
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6557. Hi – I have 2 big birch trees and they are covered with soft, tan colored mounds and dried dead bugs all over. I have pics I can send. I have not seen caterpillars or moths. What is this and how can I treat it? I dont want my trees to die. Thanks. George. […]
6556. Came across this insect at a local park and found it again today but it looks as if it shed its outer shell. It is about an inch long and almost as wide and the first pic was taken in July. Curious as to what it is. Toronto, Ontario. Canada. Number 6556. […]
6555. This was on the floor at work. I have no idea what kind of bug it is. It’s July and I work indoors in an office. I thought maybe a centipede or a beetle? Saskatoon, SK. Canada Number 6555. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. These basically are harmless scavengers […]
6554. What is it please. Found pictures online apparently there live in france or.britain. what are they doing.here? Or is it a pest that is native here. Thank you. Monetville, Ontario. Canada Number 6554. These are nymphs of the white-margined burrower bug, Sehirus cinctus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cydnidae); Click here for an image. It is a native […]
6553. From tip to tip of the “legs” was about 5mm. Found August 1st 2019. Sunny and high 20’s Celsius. Found outdoors at about 250m of elevation on the south-west corner of Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park in Port Coquitlam, BC. I found it when I felt a sharp pain on the inside of my lower leg, […]
6549. I pulled this image from google when I was trying to ID an army of larvae I had ridden through tonight. There were thousands walking on downed trees and stumps in the lower bike trails. They were 1cm long, and at first I thought they might be early-stage ladybug larvae, but I’m pretty sure […]
6552. Seen at lake near campers camping. Fort Frances, On. Canada Number 6552. This is a giant lichen orb weaver, Araneus bicentenarius, a species widely distributed in eastern North America. Click here for an image and distribution map.
6551. Very small. Winged. Orange coloured underside. First noted around exterior/interior window frames. Have also noticed few in the house. Not sure if these are cedar seed bugs? Please advise on how best to permanently get rid of them. Thank you! Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 6551. This is an elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: […]
6550. Stirling, ON. Canada Number 6550. This is a short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for detailed information.
6549. Found on our driveway. Missing one antenna and seems to have slight damage to wing/shell cover. I would like to know what type of beetle this is. My thumb (wearing garden glove) is in one picture to show how big the beetle is. Kelowna, BC. Canada Number 6549. This is a long-horned wood-boring […]
6548. 1cm long crawling larvae multiplying and crawling all over cedar deck, garden boxes and overhang structure. When brushed away they come apart and guts are yellowish orange. Appeared in July and have multiplied considerably in the last week in north vancouver. North Vancouver, Bc. Canada Number 6548. This is a larva of a […]
6547. Saw this beast today on my next door neighbor’s outside window. It’s huge…at least 3″ long! Any idea what it is? Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6547. This appears to be a rubber/plastic model of a tropical leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) known as a frog-legged leaf beetle. Click Here for an image.
6546. This bug was found on the underside of the top rail of our fence on Aug 4/19 in Cambridge, NS. I have looked through 285 pics but can’t identify it. Hope you can. Cambridge, NS. Canada Number 6546. This is the empty ‘shell’ (exoskeleton) of a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae), likely in the […]
6545. Approximately 5 + ish cm long at Six Mile Lake in Ontario. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6545. This is a caterpillar of a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); it looks like a wild cherry sphinx, Sphinx drupiferarum Click here for images and more detailed information.