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 […]
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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 […]
6295 From Winnipeg, Manitova Number 6295 This is a female American pelecinid wasp, Pelecinus polyturator (Hymenoptera: Pelecinidae). They are parasitic on the larvae (grubs) of June beetles, Click here for images and more information.
You’ve probably already eaten insects – Natural red food colouring comes from ground cochineal bugs, and the ingredient in jelly beans that makes them shiny is a resin secreted by the female lac bug from India and Thailand….
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. […]
6292 I found this little guy at the corner of our shower/tub against the wall. It was approximately 4mm long. It’s humid in the summer, we use central air, but not often (usually nighttime). Thanks for any insight! From Hanover Ontario Number 6292 This is a nymph of the masked hunter, Reduvius personatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a […]
6291 This bug is all over the trees in the neighbourhood. August 1, 24 degrees C. Surrey BC. From Surrey, British Columbia Number 6291 This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). See Click here for detailed information including control recommendations.
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 […]
6289 Approximately 12 mm long, moves in a snake like fashion. From Victoria, British Columbia Number 6289 This is a larva of a snakefly (Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae), likely in the genus Agulla. These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects.
6288 Approximately 20 show up daily on the sunniest window every morning. Started July 30th. I live in Ottawa. They can fly but easy to catch. From Orleans, Ontario Number 6288 This is a special kind of leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the subfamily Bruchinae known as a pea or bean weevil . Their larvae […]
6287. From Lion’s Head, Ontario Number 6287 This is a male fishfly (Megaloptera: Corydalidae; subfamily Chauliodinae); it might be a summer fishfly, Chauliodes pectinicornis Click here for an image.
6286 Have no clue what these things are, its like the larva shed their skins and turn into these black nightmarish things. I hope they aren’t bad for my health or my dogs’ health, I’ll do anything to get rid of them. The larva has spikey looking hair on them and these pronged horns on the […]
6284 What is this? From George’s New Foundland Number 6284 This is a female giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in the genus Megarhyssa, likely M. macrurus, see Click here for an image and more detailed information, Your specimen was in the act of drilling into the wood to deposit her egg in the tunnel of a […]
6285 These flying bugs are about 1 cm long and don’t seem to do much damage. We haven’t seen them before, but they are reproducing somewhat quickly in our vegetable/herb garden. Any information would be appreciated. From Number 6285 This is a common red soldier beetle, Rhagonycha fulva (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), they feed primarily on the […]
6283 Hunderds just showed up on our pressure treated wood surrounding a flower garden in Center of city. Also see them lots in my grass, which is very patchy and brown Number 6283 This appears to be a late stage nymph of a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a common turf pest […]
6282 What is this? From Nanaimo, Bc Number 6282 This is either a bed bug (Cimex lectularius; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cimicidae) or the closely related bat bug (Cimex pilosellus). Click here for an image. Also Click here for an excellent publication on bed bugs.
6281 This creature met me in my garden this morning. Have asked hubby and son neither answer appears to be correct. From Thunder Bay, Ontario Number 6281 This is a giant lichen orbweaver, Araneus bicentenarius, Click here for an image. All orb weavers are harmless to humans.
6280 First found this bug behind my kitchen sink, then on the floor in my bathroom. Found this one in my shower with me this morning. Roughly over a centimetre long. Just need help identifying so I can get rid of them properly. From Dowling, Ontario Number 6280 This is a larva of a beetle […]
6279 Hello, I’ve recently found 2 or 3 of these insects in (and around) my bathroom every day for the past week. Every time, I remove them but the day after (sometimes even less) another is there. Sometimes 2 or 3 even. I have absolutely no idea what this could be, I’ve never seen these […]
6278 Trying to discover if my pets, family or home are in danger from these little guys. they appear to be about 3/8″ long and look to be infesting any wood on wood surfaces outside (where our wooden patio furniture is resting against the wooden fence, dozens of them will be hiding) they appear to […]
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 […]
6276 From Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Number 6276 This is a shed ‘skin’ (exuvium) of a mayfly subimago (an intermediate stage between the aquatic nymph and the fully mature adult). Mayflies are the only insect that molts after it has developed wings.
6275 Hello, this beetle was outside on my deck around noon today (July 16/18); the weather was very hot and humid. I think it’s a long-horned beetle of some sort, but I can’t find it in my field guide and I didn’t see it in your photo archive. The second photo is included just for scale […]
Rats in rat-free Alberta? Province confirms 3 found in Calgary in 2018 By Lauren Pullen, Digital Journalist Global News Updated: July 19, 2018 7:07 pm If you think “rat-free Alberta” means none of the rodents can be found in the province, well, that’s not entirely true. A young rat was found in the suburb of […]
6274 What kind of bug is this? It’s cracked open and there’s nothing in it, what kind of bug is empty? Number 6274 This is the shed ‘skin’ (exuvium) of a nymph of a cicada (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cicadidae), likely one of the so-called dog-day or annual cicadas such as those in the genus Neotibicen -see Click […]
6273 Tiny tiny beetle! Half the size in width of a pinky nail. Lime green. Was at falcon lake sunny summer day. He could fly but really didn’t seem to care to. What is he? Number 6273 This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae); it looks like Polydrusus formosus, known as the green […]
6272 Trying to determine if this is a wasp or hornet species. i found it hanging around my solitary bee house. From Ontario Number 6272 This is a sculptured resin bee, Megachile sculpturalis (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), an introduced species. Click here for images and more detailed information.
6271 This insect was found on the flowers of a False Spirea on July 7/18. Please advise what it is. Number 6271 This appears to be Trichiotinus assimilis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), a species commonly found on flowers. Sometimes called a bee-mimic beetle, it does not appear to be a pest species. Click here for an image and […]
6270 Sitting in the Finger Lakes region of New York on a weed… Not sure what kind of Nymph this is… looking for ID. From Concord, NH 03301 United States Number 6270 This appears to be a nymph of a leafhopper (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cicadellidae); Click here for another example.
6269 Mid day this was hanging out on the deck, it looks like fur on its face and I think it’s a moth. Was very large and looked like a piece of wood. Took a few pics and left it alone we t back to check and it was gone. From Newfoundland Number 6269 This appears […]
6268 . Seemed to like being around the vegetable garden in 20+ degree weather. July. From Langley, BC Number 6268 is a snipe fly (Diptera: Rhagionidae); it looks like Rhagio tringarius , known as the marsh snipe fly, Click here for an image. Their larvae are predators on insects and earthworms they find in or on […]
6267 Found on my kitchen floor. July, 28 degrees C. From Langley, BC Number 6267 This is a flower longhorn beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae; subfamily Lepturinae); it looks like Xestoleptura crassipes, Click here for an image. They cause no damage .
6266 Found this nestled in the leaves of a milkweed plant. From Beausejour Mb Number 6266 This is a nymph of a long-horned grasshopper (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), likely either a bush cricket or false katydid.