Entries by Pest Control Canada

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 […]

Giant water bug

6277 Found in our backyard pool Number 6277 This is a giant water bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Belostomatidae). Also known as toe-biters or electric light bugs, they are voracious predators on other aquatic life forms, including other insects, tadpoles, and minnows. They are very strong fliers and have been found far from any natural water source. Click here […]