6900. My son accidentally put his hand on this insect while opening the garage door. It bit/stung him and it was very painful. Should I be concerned? Whitby, ON. Canada Number 6900. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae); they are reputed to have a very […]
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6899. Found this bug in the ceiling. Sometimes it just fall out from the basement ceiling. Hope you can identify this. WINKLER, Manitoba. Canada Number 6899. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. They breathe through gills […]
6898. I think it’s a masked hunter…? Oshawa, Ontario. Canada Number 6898. Indeed it is a masked hunter – assassin bug (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae); a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’ Click here for more detailed information.
6897. Montreal Quebec. Canada Number 6897. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.
6896. Outdoor insect, summer season ( June ). Jeddah. Saudi Arabia Number 6896. This is a nymph of a seed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae), possibly in the genus Lygaeus.
6895. Hello, I found this bug on a rose bush in southern Quebec, Canada (it almost looks a little like a hornet). First time that we’ve seen them around here and we’ve seen about 3 of them this summer (2020). Mansonville, Quebec. Canada Number 6895. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera: […]
6894. Very small. Under 5mm in length. Only show up during summer. We find them mostly in the living room but this year we have started finding them on out second floor in our bedrooms. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada Number 6894. This looks like a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black […]
6893. Nash Creek, NB. Canada Number 6893. This is a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera; Sphingidae); it appears to be Pachysphinx modesta, known as the modest sphinx moth – Click here for an image.
6892. Kindly provide me the identity of the insect in the image attached. Thank you! Maligaon, Guwahati, India. Number 6892. This appears to be a lacewing (Neuroptera; Chrysopidae). These and their larvae are general predators on other small, soft-bodied insects such as aphids and caterpillars. Click here for more detailed information.
6891. Do you know what this is? Is it a stinging insect? We have many on our front lawn. Victoria, BC. Canada Number 6891. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). These all are parasitic on other insects and spiders and are harmless to humans. Their ‘stinger’ lacks venom and is used as an […]
6890. Found in vehicle, rainy weather in late spring. Kelowna, Bc. Canada Number 6890. This is a jumping spider (family Salticidae) in the genus Phidippus. These are harmless to humans. Click here for images and much more detailed information.
6889. I found this bug on the deck of my backyard. It was dead already and is missing legs, so it was hard for me to identify. It’s about 7mm-1cm wide. I found it on June 12. The weather is spring transitioning to summer weather. It looks like a cross between a beetle and […]
6888. I have these bugs all over my concrete. The first photo is zoomed in and the other photo shows how tiny they really are. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6888. These are springtails, primitive arthropods in the order Collembola, closely related to true insects. These basically are harmless scavengers on bits of decomposing organic […]
6887. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6887. This is a larva of an Asian multi-coloured lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). This is an introduced species that has become widespread in North America, sometimes accused of displacing native species. In the process. Click here for more detailed information.
6886. These bugs appear every year and get their way into my house only in summer. Which makes me think that’s they aren’t cockroach. They get i some my house starting May-June and dissappear in September or so. If they are cockrouches…why do they appeR only fir 3 months and then dissappear? They also […]
6885. Victoria, BC. Canada Number 6885. This is Steatoda triangulosa, a comb-footed/cobweb spider in the family Theridiidae. Known as the triangulate cobweb spider, it is harmless to humans.
6884. Found in a water valve, at the dead end of a chlorinated water system, so likely stagnant water (which has depleted chlorine residual). Several white insects on rusted water valve chamber. Pemberton, British Columbia. Canada. Number 6884. These are springtails, primitive arthropods in the order Collembola, closely related to true insects. These […]
6883. There are thousands of theses around my house and pool. They seem to come out of the cement crack up against the house. They are around for 2 months it seems. Minnedosa, Manitoba. Canada Number 6883. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search […]
6882. I have found a few of these around our orchard, but have seen 3 in our strawberries. Bankend, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6882. This is a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Lytta likely Lytta nuttalli; Click here for more detailed information.
6881. Close to 1 cm in length, crawling on the wall, was by itself. Found on June 8,2020 during the day. Markham, ON – Ontario. Canada Number 6881. This is a jumping spider (family Salticidae). It looks like one of the ant-mimics in the genus Synemosyna; Click here for an example.
6880. Lived here for 33 years, never seen one of these and can’t find anything close online. Kingston, Ontario. Canada Number 6880. This is a larva of an Asian multi-coloured lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). This is an introduced species that has become widespread in North America, sometimes accused of displacing native […]
6879. There is something eating the leaves of our potato plants, which are mulched with old dry straw. I put sticky traps and didn’t find anything. Then I saw this colourful beetle on a leaf. Could this be the culprit? Duncan, BC. Canada Number 6879. This is a soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae); they […]
6878. Found in the bedroom and dresser drawers – found about 12 Alive and dead. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada Number 6878. This appears to be a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). Click here elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.
6877. Is this a trite? I read they are found in New Zealand? St. Catharines, On. Canada Number 6877. This is Hentzia palmarum, a jumping spider (family Salticidae), a species widespread in North America; Click here and Click here for more detailed information.
6876. We are finding these very tiny 1mm bugs around our powder room window and on the floor under the window. They move very slow and we can’t see where they are getting in. We caulked every hole we could find it every morning we find about 5 and then. Few more […]
6875. Thousands of them everywhere! Bathurst, NB. Canada Number 6875. This is a March fly (Diptera: Bibionidae); harmless nuisance pests. Click here for more detailed information
6874. These little critters suddenly started landing on us on the back deck around dusk last night. Approx 3 mm in length, and it felt like they were trying to bite before we squished them. We saw about a dozen of them before going back into the house. I’ve never seen this […]
6873. Found in washing machine. Garibaldi Highlands, BC. Canada Number 6873. This appears to be is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for an example.
6872. I saw this Bald faced Wasp at 7pm in my backyard on June 2, 2020. I have never seen on before in my life. My husband Googled it. I am wondering if I should submit this to you. Midland, Ontario. Canada Number 6872. Bald-faced hornets, Dolichovespula maculata (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) actually are beneficial […]
6871. First time seeing this inside my home. I’m concerned it could be destructive. Any help is appreciated. Prince Rupert, BC. Canada Number 6871. This is a soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). They are general predators on other small arthropods and also serve as pollinators. Not at all destructive. Click here for an example.
6870. About 2cm long. Hid in the dark, moved slow. Tried matching it to different types of insects, but no luck. I’ve never seen one before. Live in a high-up lakefront apartment. Oakville, Ontario. Canada Number 6870. This appears to be a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental ‘visitor.’ They are quite […]
6869. Found in my terrace garden. ASSAM, INDIA Number 6869. These are caterpillars of the common Mormon butterfly, Papilio polytes (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae); Click here for detailed information.
6868. Found under couch. Assassin bug? Penticton, BC. Canada Number 6868. This is a nymph of an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.