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.
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6305 From Dundalk, Ontario Number 6305 This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae), a common and widespread nuisance pest. See Click here for more detailed information.
6304 Is this a larval tick? If not, what is it? From Sooke, BC Number 6304 This is a louse fly (Diptera: Hippoboscidae); see Click here for an example. These are obligate blood feeders, but humans are not their natural hosts.
6303 Small specimen, Six (6) legs? similar to a bed bug but with a white band on it. Not receiving any bites and seems to be able to live amongst cockroaches. Mostly found in bathroom. Thinking it’s a larder Beatle but not entirely sure. From Kingston, On Number 6303 This is a nymph of a German […]
6302 Stumbled across it , seems to bite i put a twig near it and it chomped down! Just want some info looks freaky but cool Number 6302 This is a white grub, the larva of a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Ones like this can be serious lawn/turf pests as they feed on the roots […]
The number of cockroaches appears to be on the rise in the Halifax area, and while experts aren’t quite sure what’s behind the population boom, the pests may be immune to some pesticides.
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 […]
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 […]
6299 From North Windham, Connecticut Number 6299 This is a larva (caterpillar) of a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus; Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Click here for detailed information on this fascinating insect.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]