6619. These bugs are found in my backyard. They stay in cluster around the branches of a small tree, which is slowly dying due to these bugs. If you can let me know what they are and for i can effectively remove them, that would be much appreciated. Thank you! Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6619. […]
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6618. Found in my yard late August. It was flying around quite aggressively, even getting into a short mid-air tumble with another flying bug as it passed by. It made several short (1-2 second) flights while I watched, but almost seemed to be defending the wooden bench it kept returning to. Mission, British Columbia. Canada […]
6617. Hello, I live in an apartment building near a park in Toronto, Ontario. I have seen a couple of these bugs throughout the summer. Not entirely sure what it is, but my indoor cat hunts bugs so want to ensure it is nothing to worry about, for him or myself. Could you please identify […]
6616. Hello, I live in an apartment building near a park in Toronto, Ontario. I have seen a couple of these bugs indoors throughout the summer. Not entirely sure what it is. My cat hunts bugs so want to ensure this is not something to worry about, for him or myself. Could you please identify […]
6615. We are building a new house in the country and found this guy at about 11Am one morning and have never seen it before and can’t find a picture anywhere on the net. Can you tell me what it is ? Grande Prairie, Alberta. Canada Number 6615. This is a carrot wasp; Gasteruption sp. […]
6614. I live near Lloydminster Alberta in old house I think 1946 or older , I discovered several beetles all over the floor, counters etc . They are around 3 mm long, if touch them they seem to freeze. It is July is hot humid here, more rain than usual I think. I thought may […]
6613. Hello, this larva it was in a restaurant kichen in Greece (there were more larvas there), could you identifed it? VOLOS, MAGNISIA. Greece Number 6613. This is a larva of a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) or a close relative. Click here elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.
6612. Saw this on vacation at relative ‘s house in chicago. Any idea what it is? Chicago, Illinois. United States Number 6612. This is a, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here for some control recommendations.
6611. Spotted this on York and Adelaide in downtown Toronto. Not sure if this is a wasp? Have never seen one of thee before. Thank you. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6611. This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Megarhyssa sp. – Click here for images and more detailed information.
6610. My husband was bit by this insect. Tillsonburg, Ontario. Canada Number 6610. This is a nymph 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.
6609. Looks like a crane fly but darker colors. Peterborough, Ontario. Canada Number 6609. This is indeed a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae). They can come in a variety of colours; Click here for a sampling.
6608. Found this on my Son shoe is please tell me what this is. He was at a lake in Ontario recently. Milton, Ontario. Canada Number 6608. This is a nymph 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 […]
6607. In pot plants. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6607. This is a leafhopper (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) in the genus Graphocephala, Click here for an example. There are several species in this genus that are very similar in appearance and difficult to separate on images alone. They do not appear to be serious pest species.
6606. I had this weird bug, very small, multiple around the house mostly been finding them on the bed. I found them a lot around the bed, and they crawl up walls. They are very small. This is a zoomed in picture. They don’t seem to bite. I found a couple in the washroom as […]
6605. Seen at night on a web spun on a light. We live in a rural area. Ariss, Ontario. Canada Number 6605. This is an orb weaving spider (family Araneidae). The image is not clear enough for a specific identification; it may be in the genus Neoscona. All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Click […]
6604. Black with orange on the back. Looks like 6 legs, but the butt of the bug spikey. Port Hope, Ontario. Canada Number 6604. This is a larva of the Asian multi-colored lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Also known by other common names including the harlequin lady beetle, it is an introduced species. Click […]
6603. We have 100s of these in our backyard – Do you know what they are? Will they leave? Barrie, ON. Canada Number 6603. This looks like a giant willow aphid, Tuberolachnus salignus (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae; subfamily Lachninae). Click here for details on their life history.
6602. These are always found under carpet in the living room. Only in that area we changed the carpet over the last year and again they are back. We’ve had the same wooden table not sure if that’s significant. We never see a bug or any type of thing that the larvae might turn in […]
6601. Finding upwards of 6 a day on hardwood floors and/or in bathrooms. Always one alone never with another. Most finds on upper floor of a two story detached residence. Calgary, Alberta. Canada Number 6601. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but […]
6600. Found flying indoors, wondering what type of beetle (?) this is. August 20, 2019. Uxbridge, Ontario. Canada Number 6600. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae). Click here for an image.
Japanese beetles. These beetles are absolutely destroying our roses, hibiscus, hydrangea and red maple. I am so very upset. We have the traps and have sprayed what is best in their management? should I have the lawn treated for larvae and if so what time of year. Thank you. Jill. Welland Ontario. As far […]
Do you know how or where I can purchase insect growth regulator in Canada. My son has purchased a house that ended up having German roaches. We have contacted a local exterminator who for $1000.00 will take care of the problem but only guaranteed for 45 days. Sounds like they will kill everything alive but […]
6599. Looks like a spider wasp but my searches have not turned up a match. Somewhat resembles a Tarantula Hawk Wasp but my photo’s white markings are very different. Any help will be gratefully received. Garden Bay, British Columbia. Canada Number 6599. This is a type of wood wasp known as a horntail (Hymenoptera: […]
6598. Found in my office, doesn’t seem to move fast. PRIMEAU, Quebec. Canada 6598. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae); these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. Click here for more detailed information
6597. On our spruce tree. Bald-faced hornets are swarming all around the area as well ?? Maberly, Ontario. Canada Number 6597. These are giant aphids (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae; subfamily Lachninae). The wasps likely were attracted by the sweet substance (honeydew) secreted by the aphids. Click here for more detailed information
6596. I found these beetle juice and looking bugs around my Hammock lines. Never seen them before are they new? They had a weird sway to them. Any info would be great thanks. Tiny, Ontario. Canada Number 6596. These are bark lice (Psocodea: Psocidae); likely Cerastipsocus venosus, a species often referred to as ‘tree […]
6595. New Westminster, BC. Canada Number 6595. These are nymphs of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); likely those of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, Click here for an image.
6594. Hello not sure what kind of insect. I found this in my backyard today and would like to know what it is. Thank you for your time. Sincerely. Nathan. Horseshoe valley. Canada Number 6594. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae); it looks like Saranaca elegans, Click here for an image. All ichneumon wasps are […]
6593. Victoria, British Columbia. Canada Number 6593. These are nymphs of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). They may be in the genus Chlorochroa (Click here for an example), but the image is not clear enough to be certain.
6592. Winged insect – 1-11/2″ long on top of a June Bug……in the morning the shell of the June bug was left completely dessicated. Kingston, Ontario. Canada Number 6592. The winged insect is a dog-day/annual cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) that has emerged from its nymphal ‘shell’ (exoskeleton; what you called a June bug). They are called annual […]
6591. Hello I am a Life science Student from India. I like details about an insect I found in my house. I would like to know it’s scientific Taxonomy and scientific name, please reply; I hope to get your reply. Manarcad, Kottayam Kerala. India Number 6591. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). There […]
6590. I found this large flying insect in my pool and had never seen one before in my area. It was nearly 2 inches long. After some research I believe that it is a Pigeon Tremex. While it was recovering from being in the pool (near death unfortunately), I took this photo. Holland Landing is […]
6589. Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 6589. This looks like a pomace/vinegar fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Often (but erroneously) called fruit flies, these often become nuisance pests indoors as they can breed very quickly.