Entries by Pest Control Canada

Caterpillar of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

6314 Saw this by sandy lake Manitoba on August 18-2018 was cloudy outside and very warm. From Winnipeg, Manitoba Number 6314 This is a caterpillar of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly Papilio glaucus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae); see Click here for detailed information. Note: Some authors split off tiger swallowtails into the genus Pterourus..

Shield bug

6313 I have seen a couple in my house and wondering what they are. From Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Number 6313 This looks like a shield bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae); Click here for an example. These feed primarily on alder, and are not considered serious pests. These sometimes are called parent bugs because the adults exhibit maternal […]

Rough stink bugs

6310 Any thoughts on what this might be? From Pembroke, Ontario Number 6310 This one of the so-called rough stink bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the genus Brochymena, possibly B. quadripustulata – see https://tinyurl.com/y85x8zr9 for an image. Rough stink bugs are not considered pests;  Click here for detailed information.

leopard moth

6306 Unusual (to me) pattern on the wings. Lived here in Alabama since 1991 and have never seen such an attractive creature. From Pelham, Alabama Number 6306 This is a leopard moth, Hypercompe scribonia (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Its larva is black and bristly with reddish intersegmental membranes. Click here for images and more detailed information.

nymph of an assassin bug

6301 Indoors, barely 3-5mm in size, looks covered in dust or fine white powder. From Riverview, New Brunswick Number 6301 This is a young nymph of a an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is an introduced species having a wide distribution that often is encountered in dwellings. See Click […]

cobweb/comb footed spider

6300 Lives in the garage, only appeares in the summer, 2nd year appearance, what is the name of it? Is it poisonous? From Dundas, ON Number 6300 This appears to be Steatoda triangulosa, a cobweb/comb footed spider (family Theridiidae) known as the triangulate household spider – Click here for more detailed information. Technically venomous (like the vast […]

Cicada

6298 This giant fly-like insect measures easily 2 inches. I can’t seem to find what species this is. From Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Number 6298 This is a cicada (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cicadidae); likely one of the so-called annual cicadas/harvest flies in the genus Neotibicen. Click here for an image.

orb weaver

6297 Can you please identify this spider for me? I found it on a false spirea where it had a large web. Thanks for your time! From Watson, Sk Number 6297 This appears to be Araneus trifolium, an orb weaver (family Araneidae) commonly known as the shamrock orb weaver or pumpkin spider Click here for an image. […]

Arachnid

6296 Hi…end of July in lower mainland, BC. This guy was about 8 inches from leg tip to leg tip. Doug From Delta, BC Number 6296 This is an arachnid in the order Opiliones, commonly known as ‘daddy long-legs’, harvestmen, or harvesters. They primarily are scavengers and are completely harmless to humans. Click here for more […]

Chinch bugs

6294 Please let us know what these are and hot to get rid of them. They come out on our patio and house when it is sunny and warm out. From Dayspring, NS Number 6294 These are chinch bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae); likely hairy chinch bugs, Blissus leucopterus hirtus. Click here for more detailed information including some control […]

Earwig

6293 I HAVE FOUND THIS INSECT AT MY DINING TABLE DON’T KNOW FROM WHERE IT CAME .FROM siliguri, west Bengal India. Number 6293 This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are scavengers, but some species may be predators as well on other small arthropods. They basically are nuisance pests that seldom cause any real harm. […]

Nymphs of a boxelder bug

6290 I have never seen these bugs before and today ther are 30 of them outside my door. From Hamilton, Ontario Number 6290 These are nymphs of a boxelder bug, likely the eastern boxelder bug, Boisea trivittata (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae). These are nuisance pests that seldom cause any real damage. Click here for more detailed information, including […]