6940. Hello, Please let me know what this is. Toronto Canada, photo taken June 20 – 25. Thank you very much. Maria. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6940. This appears to be an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have […]
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6939. These bugs are really tiny, they jump and they are on my raspberry canes and also my milkweed plants. Colton, SD. United States Number 6939. These appear to be two-marked treehoppers, Enchenopa binotata (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae). Click here for detailed information.
6938. Found a few in canola field. Seem to eat the stems just under the flowers. Crazy j, Sk. Canada Number 6938. This is a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Lytta; they look like Nuttall’s blister beetle, Lytta nuttalli Click here for an image.
6937. Does anyone know what this thing is?? York, ON. Canada Number 6937. This is a squash vine borer, Melitta curcurbitae (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), a serious garden pest. Click here for more detailed information.
6936. Found indoors, is about 3-5mm long. Never seen before. Any ideas? Holland Landing, Ontario. Canada Number 6936. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
6935. July 2, 11:30pm North Kawartha, Ontario. Canada Number 6935. This is a cockroach, but it does not appear to be one of the common peridomestic pest species. Click here
6934. Found this bug on the bed sheet cover early one morning. Waipahu, HI. United States Number 6934. This is a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); ones like this are general predators on small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids and scale insects. Click here for an image
6933. This was swimming in our pool. No idea what it is. Paris, ON. Canada Number 6933. This is a male eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), it would have been drowning, not swimming. Dobsonfly larvae (hellgrammites) are aquatic, but the adults are strictly aerial. The long, sickle-like mandibles of males are harmless, […]
6932. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6932. This is a comb-footed/cobweb spider in the family Theridiidae, possibly a triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda triangulosa. They are harmless to humans, and may eat more dangerous spiders, Click here for more detailed information.
6931. Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6931. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex Americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6930. Do you know what this is? The closet I could find online was an Emerald Ash Boarer except it doesn’t have a green shell just translucent brown wings. Sunderland, Ontario. Canada Number 6930. This is a cuckoo wasp (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). These are parasitic on (primarily ground-dwelling) solitary bee and wasp species; Click […]
6929. It was too large to be a bed bug. It was approximately 1.5 cm and had a very large abdomen. Vancouver, BC. Canada Number 6929. This is a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae of the type known as May beetles or June bugs. They are good (albeit clumsy) fliers that are attracted […]
6928. In Calgary, AB, It seems every year in June when the weather is warm and rainy, I keep finding this little black beetle crawling up walls or coming out from under baseboards in my bathroom, basement and kitchen/near the back door. The ones in the basement are like this little guy in […]
6927. Manassas, Virginia United States Number 6927. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental intruder. Click here for more detailed information.
6926. There a been a number of these small less than 5 mm flying bugs around our 4th floor apartment that last few evenings. We find them on the couch or flying around the living room. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 6926. This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), they are general predators […]
6925. Hi i know I do not live in Canada but I was hoping that you could tell me what kind of bug this is. I have now seen two of them and where do they come from? NEW YORK, NY. United States Number 6925. This is a flat-backed millipede, Diplopoda: Polydesmida; they […]
6924. Lanark, Ontario. Canada Number 6924. Great find! This is a wasp-mimicking mantisfly, Climaciella brunnea (Neuroptera: Mantispidae); Click here for images and more information.
6923. Do you know what this insect is? Was on side of house, just over 2 inches long, brown colour. Is it harmful to house or trees? Midland, ON. Canada Number 6923. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae); it looks like a brown prionid, Orthosoma brunneum. It will not damage your […]
6922. Hello, So over the past three weeks I have found 4 of this bugs. 3 of them were on the upstairs bathroom floor. One of them was in the bathtub right by the drain. From what I can see they are dead. They just appear overnight. I found the one in […]
6921. Hi, we put Cedar Mulch in our yard a week ago and now we are finding these moths on exterior walls around windows and hundreds of them inside the house. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6921. These are moths in the family Noctuidae of a type whose larvae often are called cutworms. […]
6920. Hi wondering what type of insect this is? Cobble Hill, BC. Canada Number 6920. This is a sawfly in the family Cimbicidae; most likely an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana. Click here for more detailed information.
6919. Even the dogs that will normally kill bugs stayed away from this one. Doesn’t seem to be able to fly, just crawls around slowly. Cudworth, SK. Canada Number 6919. This is a moth in the family Erebidae, subfamily Arctiinae, whose wings failed to expand properly after it emerged from its cocoon. […]
6918. Clinged to our bathing suits when we were swimming in Wabamun lake (freshwater). Haven’t seen anything like this in 20 years. Seba Beach, Alberta. Canada Number 6918. This is an amphipod, a harmless crustacean. Nearly all are aquatic or marine, feeding mainly on decomposing organic matter. They sometimes are called scuds or […]
6917. Smaller than a housefly bigger than a fruitfly. Probably between 1/4”& 3/8” Number 6917. This is a male snipe fly (Diptera: Rhagionidae) in the genus Chrysopilus; most likely C. quadratus – Click here for an image and Click here for an image of a female.
6916. We thought it was a deer fly but it stung me twice causing hospitalization. Stings, not bites confirmed by ER. Sturgeon County, Alberta. Canada Number 6916. This is indeed a deer fly (Diptera: Tabanidae; Chrysops sp.), Click here for an example. They bite and do NOT sting; your E.R. is sadly mistaken.
6915. Copper gold colored beetle like insect, still alive, wondering whether it came out of packages I opened that were from China, Japan and New Mexico. Cornwall, ON. Canada Number 6915. This is a metallic wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Buprestidae); it looks like a Dicerca sp. – Click here for an example. These are […]
6914. Found inside house. Toronto, On. Canada Number 6914. 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.
6913. My first name is Jacqueline and this photo was taken in my home in North Carolina. It’s a very small bug – as small as one of the tiny black ants. It’s found here in the bathroom sink, in a bathroom next to the bedroom. It was taken today, Jun 25 and […]
6912. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada Number 6912. This is a long-legged fly, Diptera: Dolichopodidae, likely in the genus Condylostylus, Click here for an example. These are predators on other small arthropods.
6911. Hi, for few days now, we noticed these bugs come to our balcony around 9:30pm. And we do not know how to get rid of that and we do not know what can attract us? Do you know what is it? They always come around 9:30 pm and fly for about […]
6910. Please let me know is that new species or not… Satara, Wai. India Number 6910. This is a male Chrysilla volupe, a jumping spider (family Salticidae) that was thought to be extinct until spotted in 2018. Click here for all the details.
6909. Hi. Moved in April one. A few days later the German Cockroaches arrived. I’ve had two “treatments” from the exterminator. Cleaned everything …everything. All food in commercial grade food containers, vacuuming twice a day, bleaching floors. I don’t know if they are completely eliminated yet. I was just on my way to […]
6908. What kind of wasp/hornet is it? Delta, British Columbia. Canada Number 6908. This is a robber fly (Diptera: Asilidae) in the subfamily Laphriinae. Robber flies are ambush predators on many other insects, and several species in the subfamily Laphriinae are excellent bee mimics. Click here for an example