7132. I found this flying insect being very lethargic outside the building I worked in back on Aug 29th 2018. Photos taken by me in Penticton, BC. After watching a Brave Wilderness video on YouTube this insect looks almost exactly the same as a Tarantula Hawk. Please identify. Thank you. Penticton, British Columbia. […]
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7130. Sparkling like gold on sunlight, and circled transparent shield. Calicut Kerala. India Number 7130. This is a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Cassidinae); it looks like Aspidimorpha sanctaecrucis – Click here for an image.
7129. Found it in the kitchen. Carino, Ottawa. Canada Number 7129. 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.
7128. Edmonton, Canada Number 7128. This is a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Click here for more detailed information
7127. Found in the crack of hardwood flooring. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 7127. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles and allies); it might be in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles). Click here for some control recommendations.
7126. This was on our porch. We live south of Ottawa. I have never seen a wasp or hornet this big. It got very agitated when I brought my finger close so I put it behind it. Poor perspective I know. What type of hornet is this. My next door neighbour had a huge […]
7125. Biggest, ugliest spider. Dropped from eaves, came from under the siding I think. I sprayed it with spider blaster, took a long time to die. it was the warm spell in early November. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 7125. This appears to be a male wolf spider (family Lycosidae). These spiders do not spin […]
7124. Found on walls, towels, not moving. a bit silvery in color. Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada Number 7124. This could be a clothes moth (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Click here for details as to how to determine if you have a problem, and Click here for some control recommendations.
7123. This bug is approximately 1/8”. We found them crawling from the back of our house to a gravel pathway at the beginning of November. The weather is sunny, around 17 degrees Celsius. Southern Ontario, Niagara. Canada Number 7123. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). These strictly are plant feeders; some species can […]
7122. This bug was on the green at our golf course and I have never seen anything like this before. Osoyoos, BC. Canada Number 7122. This is a relative of grasshoppers and crickets commonly known as a Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopalmatidae). Click here for more detailed information.
7121. Little flying bugs everywhere. About 3mm long. Breslau, Ontario. Canada Number 7121. This appears to be a fungus gnat (Diptera: Sciaridae). Their larvae often are found in very damp/wet soil having a high organic material content where they feed on fungal mycelium and very tender plant parts. They are best controlled by […]
7120. Whitecourt, Alberta. Canada Number 7120. This is a banded horntail, Urocerus gigas flavicornis (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Click here for details on its life history.
7119. I found this bug today in one of my bedrooms and I saw two of these in the same place in the end of September. What are these? How to get rid of them. Thanks. Scarborough, Ontario. Canada Number 7119. This is a click beetle, Coleoptera: Elateridae. No need to ‘get rid […]
7117. Kinburn, ON. Canada Number 7117. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). These strictly are plant feeders; some species can vector viral diseases of plants. Click here for more detailed information
7116. Prince Albert, SK. Canada Number 7116. This appears to be a nymph of a cockroach, likely that of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae). Click here for some control recommendations.
7115. Photo is taken in underground basement of the house as mentioned. Surrey, BC. Canada Number 7115. This is a young nymph of a cockroach, likely that of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here for some control recommendations.
7114. Usually on the baseboard. Bathroom seems to be the favorite spot. Abbotsford, BC. Canada Number 7114. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information, including control suggestions.
7113. Seen on rose bush leaves october2020, Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 7113. This is a pupa of a multicoloured Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Click here for details on its life history.
7112. Found in greenwich nova scotia want to know what kind it is. Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 7112. It’s a harmless orb weaving spider (family Araneidae)l; it appears to be in the genus Araneus. Click here for an example.
7111. Chicago, Illinois. United States Number 7111. This is a cockroach (order Blattodea), but it does not appear to be any of the commonly encountered peridomestic pest species. Possibly just an accidental intruder. Click here for more detailed information.
7110. Found this while making my bed! I know it looks slightly different from the bugs I usually see though I was just in Europe. Let me know! Thanks. Montreal, QC. Canada Number 7110. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles and allies); it might be in the genus Attagenus […]
7109. Found several on a pillowcase just crawling around in the evening. Kingston, Ontario. Canada Number 7109. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). They must’ve gotten indoors accidentally. Click here for more detailed information
7108. What kind of spider is this?? Sarnia, Ont. Canada Number 7108. It looks like a wolf spider (family Lycosidae). These are active hunters that do not spin a capture web, but hunt down their prey; they have excellent eyesight.
7107. What is this? This is the second one within a few days I have found in my apartment. Abbotsford, BC. Canada. Number 7107. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. Click here for […]
7106. Campbellford, On. Canada Number 7106. This is a hummingbird clearwing sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Hemaris; it appears to be Hemaris thysbe. Click here for details on its life history.
7105. They appear outside my backyard, around my backyard door, on the brick wall of my house. After I step on them, a patch of red blood spread. First time seeing them after few days of rain, I have not seen them before. People mentioned seeing them lately around 10km away from my […]
7104. Found two of these in bed… lot of hair… doesn’t look like bedbugs, please help… Richmond, BC. Canada Number 7104. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
7103. Markham, Ontario. Canada Number 7103. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae); Click here for more detailed information.
7102. Found in my wood dresser. On the wall close to my carpet. On my toilet paper. West Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada Number 7102. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
7101. Tick like bug with crab arms. Found on plants in area where elk are common and ticks are often problematic. Sechelt, Bc. Canada Number 7101. This is a pseudoscorpion, an arachnid related to spiders and true scorpions that prey on other small arthropods. They are non-venomous and harmless to humans. Click here […]
7100. Early September evening, backyard of suburban area. One of numerous (dozens) winged ants crawling around deck. Also seen in ground near foundation. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada Number 7100. This does not look like any of the common household pest species; it might be a Formica sp. Click here. For more on ants in […]
7099. Found this in my bed late September/early October. I’ve been getting either bites or allergic reaction on my legs. Abbotsford, BC. Canada Number 7099. This is a case-bearing caterpillar; it would not be responsible for any bites. Worst case scenario would be if it were a clothes moth caterpillar, so if any […]
7098. I saw this spider crawling on my step. I was able to grab couple pics but when i went to grab a tub it went under my concrete step. Unsure of what kinda spider this is any help would be great. Thxs. Victoria, Newfoundland. Canada Number 7098. This is a harmless orb […]