6475. Please let me know what can I do to get ready of this I see a 1 or 2 a week in my house thank. vancouver, bc. Canada Number 6475. This is a broad-nosed short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). They often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Simply […]
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6474. I found what looks like an assassin bug on my apartment floor because of its classic tubular mouth piece and mantis like front legs. I am wondering if this bug carries the deadly Chagas disease or is it just an assassin bug with a painful bite.I never expected these bugs to be so far […]
6473. 30. We want to have this bug identified and know if they bite. We live in a basement. Etobicoke, Ontario. Canada Number 6473. This is a broad-nosed short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). They often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. They do not bite.
6471. 28. Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 6471. This is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae) in the genus Mezium. These beetles can infest dry stored food products, so you check all areas where dry food products are stored for signs of infestation. Click here for more detailed information.
6470. This is a blown up picture. These bugs are tiny and fly. I noticed them in my bathroom at first. Thank you for your assistance. Newark, Ohio. United States Number 6470. This looks like a cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This beetle and its close cousin, the drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae), can […]
6469. How do I get this out of my flower garden. Valley, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6469. This is a lily leaf beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), an introduced species that has become quite a pest. I collected the first specimens reported from West Virginia last year. Click here for detailed information including control recommendations.
6468. This was found in my home in Courtenay BC. We do not know what it is, thanks. Courtenay, British Columbia. Canada Number 6468. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). These all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects. They are harmless to humans.
6467. This insect attached to my leg with a certainly noticeable, but not overly painful, bite – and at first appearances seemed to be a small worm. It is very small and measures about 5mm in length. Photo was taken by Lexi Johnson on a paper towel. South Surrey, British Columbia. Canada Number 6467. This […]
6466. I found it moving on my hand when I was home. The size is 3-4mm, and it was fed with blood (found out when I killed it using a napkin. I doubt between bedbug and bodylice, but these are just guesses… this is the first time we see such a thing! Vancouver, BC. Canada Number […]
6465. What kind of bug is this? This is my second time seeing them in my bathroom. Dingwall, Toronto ON. Canada Number 6465. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for […]
6464. It was on my back yard door. Niagara Falls, ON. Canada Number 6464. This looks like a female summer fishfly, Chauliodes pectinicornis (Megaloptera: Corydalidae; subfamily Chauliodinae); their larvae are aquatic and sometimes called hellgrammites. Click here for more detailed information.
6463. Have found about 4 of these at different times the last few days inside the house. 2-3cm? One on shower curtain, two others around windows at night. This one flew short distance. We recently had some construction done in a basement bathroom. July 2019. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6463. This is an assassin bug known […]
6462. LANGLEY, BC. Canada Number 6462. This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). These are general predators on other small arthropods.
6461. These ‘beetles’ are twice the size of a ladybug, but the same shape. I took these photos today (July 12th, 2019) in the yard near the lake. They are/have devoured whatever plant that is that is like a vine, gets purple flowers on it and then they turn into red ‘berries’ that the birds like! […]
6460. It bit me about 3 weeks ago its still swollen tonight i have fever. Society Hill, South Carolina. United States Number 6460. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera); it is extremely unlikely that it was the cause of your distress. They very rarely bite, and are more likely to pinch you with their forceps-like cerci. […]
6459. Very curious about what this big is. Thank you. Penetanguishene, Ontario. Canada Number 6459. This is a sugar maple borer, Glycobius speciosus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Click here for an image. Their larvae mine under the bark of living sugar maple trees.
6458. Cambridge, Ontario. Canada Number 6458. This is a female predaceous diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). These are general predators on other small aquatic life forms; they are strong fliers that may be found quite some distance from any water.
6457. Found 2 in my sons bed. I checked his head and it doesn’t appear to be lice. Please help. Red Deer, Canada Number 6457. This is a tiny, harmless beetle of some kind; possibly a minute scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), Click here for an example.
6456. I have more photos available, when I poked it it didn’t fly, it let me get as close as I wanted without moving but it wasn’t dead, I’m just curious to what it is, as I’ve never seen one before. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada Number 6456. This is Urocerus albicornis, a wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), Click […]
6455. Is this a carpet beetle larvae? Scarborough, Ontario. Canada Number 6455. It does look like a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus.
6454. Please help. St. thomas, Ontario. Canada Number 6454. This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattoidea: Ectobiidae), a cosmopolitan species that is notoriously difficult to eradicate. Click here for control recommendations.
6453. Dwight Ave. Oshawa, Ontario. Canada Number 6453. This looks suspiciously like a bed bug; Click here for detailed information.
6452. I noticed my cat trying to get on the window ledge and that’s when I saw thing. I have no idea what it is and it’s the first time I saw this in my house. I hope that it’s not poisonous since I do have small children and animals. Range Road 272, Spruce Grove, Alberta. […]
6451. I have never had these insects in the house before, but this is the third one that I’ve killed this week. It is a flying insect that I’ve seen in the evening or early nighttime, flies slowly, relatively easy to kill. Any thoughts? Glenelg St W. Lindsay, Ontario. Canada Number 6451. This is an assassin […]
6450. Approx 2 1.2” long, two eye type marlins st the top of its body, not sure if it had wings. When I placed a glass over the top of it, it withdrew its head and legs into its body. King Street West, Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Canada Number 6450. This is an eyed elater, Alaus oculatus (Coleoptera: […]
6449. Found this bug in the house near my exterior door. Chelford rd. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6449. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.
6448. Hello. I found about 6 to 7 of these beetles on my durum wheat that I am growing in my garden. I was wondering if these are a beneficial insect or a pest. If you could identify it, that would be great. Thanks. Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6448. This is a scarlet malachite beetle, Malachius […]
6447. Found this dead bug, plus another dozen or so, outside, in the capture of my gutters, coming from the second story roof. Any idea what it might be. Romaniuk Place, Richmond, British Columbia. Canada Number 6447. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it looks like one those commonly called June bugs or May beetles. […]
6446. Roughly quarter inch long when fully flat, they probably can either bite or sting, fast moving when they want to. I’ve found dozens of these things under a large tree that only lets moss grow under it in my front yard. Are they a weevil or similar? Thank you for the help. Nith Rd. Cambridge, […]
6445. Very slow moving bug. When I touched it, it’s lower body was able to stretch out, and retract back again. Very strange creature! Seaforth, Ontario. Canada Number 6445. This is a larva of a lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). These are general predators on other small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids and caterpillars. Occasionally, they will ‘sample’ […]
6444. Taking July 6, 2019. Early morning stroll in my flower garden. This spider was eating a bee prior to this picture… Hot, sunny and humide morning… Rue Principale, Néguac, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6444. This is a Misumena vatia, a crab spider (family Thomisidae) known as the goldenrod crab spider. This species can change its […]
6443. Was found in my bathroom above the door… about the size of a wasp. Beginning of July. Croft Ave, Milton, On. Canada Number 6443. This looks like an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae). This is a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click […]
6442. Found outside in research plots in a field near Vanscoy. Two of the same insect were seen fighting. Many have been spotted around the wheat and canola plots. Do not know if they are eating or damaging any of the crops. Insect is approximately an inch long. Have seen them walking/gliding over the ground by […]