6260 As you can see by the photo, a clover flower, this is a tiny green grasshopper. more or less 1 centimeter, almost missed it if not for the color contrast. I haven’t been able to identify, is it because it is a immature? or is this an mature grasshopper? Photographed on June 10, below […]
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6259 The spider was found indoors. The size is about a dime size. Early summer, June/23/2018. It was on and off storms and humid in this region of southern Ontario on the 23rd. If you need more pictures i’ll send you more of the little guy. Number 6259 – This is an eastern parson spider, […]
6258 Please help identify. From Shuniah, Ontario Number 6258 – This is a somewhat marbled orb weaving spider (family Araneidae); perhaps in the genus Araniella – Click here for an example.
6257 These were on geraniums in our local cemetary they were not on when purchased as we have them at home with no bugs on them could you identify for me please. From Port hope, Ontario. Number 6257 – These are rose chafers (Macrodactylus subspinosus; Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). They are voracious pests on many ornamentals; especially […]
6256 Please help Identify. From Myrnam, AB Number 6256- This looks like a larva of a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects.
6255 Found in children’s bedroom appears to be false widow but research shown they should not be in northern Alberta. Just want to confirm. Better photos can be taken before she is released in my shed. From La glacé, Alberta Number 6255 – This spider is in the genus Steatoda, which includes the so-called ‘false […]
6254 Please help identify. From Solapur, Maharashtra India Number 6254 – This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). It is unlikely to be a serious pest species, but I cannot be more specific at this time.
6253 Basement bathroom, cool temperature downstairs. June 21,2018. Hot and humid outside. Size is about 3/4 inch front to back (leg span). Quite common through summer months, sizes varying. From Morden, Manitoba Number 6253 – This looks like a barn funnel weaver, Tegenaria domestica (family Agelenidae); not dangerous to humans. Click here for images and […]
6252 I have never seen one of these. It was taken today. June 21, 2018 in the North Okanagan valley of BC. Thank you Number 6252 – This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Click here for another example.
Some communities north of Edmonton are dealing with a creepy-crawly problem.
They’ve found themselves to be infested with tent caterpillars, hundreds — sometimes thousands — found on the sides of houses, on decks and trees.
6251 I found this log in my lake (Sturgeon Lake, Ontario, Canada) covered in gelatinous bubbles that look like eggs of some sort. Someone suggested they were insect eggs. I don’t know if I should leave it alone or get rid of them. Can you help identify them? Fenelon Falls Number 6251 – My best […]
6250 Please help Identify. From Petrolia Ontario Number 6250 – This is a red-headed ash borer, Neoclytus acuminatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae); Click here for an image and more detailed information.
6249 What type of bug/insect are these eggs? They jump all around at times, I can’t find anything online about them. From Winnepeg, Mb Number 6249 – I’m not at all sure what these might be. The only insect-related object I know of that resembles these are the pupae of ichneumon wasps in the subfamily […]
6248 Please help me identify this bug that I found on the counter in my kitchen (which at one point was an addition on the original house) today, June 16, 2018 Number 6248 – This is a very tiny moth, a member of one of several families that collectively are referred to as microlepidoptera or […]
6247 Central Alabama, 06/16/18, on our way to another hot day. Found flying around kitchen previous night and again this AM. From Chandalar Circle Pelham United States Number 6247 – This appears to be a black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). They are harmless, and their larvae are scavengers on decomposing organic matter. Click […]
6246 Multicolored Caterpillar! From Dunnvile Ontario Number 6246 – This is a caterpillar of a gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Erebidae; subfamily Lymantriinae), a very destructive introduced pest species. Click here for more detailed information.
6245 I am thinking this is a wire worm but not sure all through spring and summer they are in my ceiling light fixtures and randomly in my cupboards. Id like to know what kind of worm they are so i can try to get rid of them effectively. Thanks! From Grande prairie, Alberta Number […]
6244 Found this scrambling under my bed when I was doing an inspection. I did crush it a little, hence the break and ooze at the bottom. Scared it’s a bed bug, but it doesn’t look like bed bug pictures I found. From Toronto, ON Number 6244 – This beetle could be either in the […]
If you’ve ever dealt with bedbugs before, you’ve likely learned the hard way that there are a lot of things that people get wrong about them. And because bedbugs can cause some headaches for those who encounter them
I have been cleaning a friends apartment and discover after several visits in and out, that his place is infested with bed bugs? My concern is did I bring them home on my cloths? I didn’t sit down on any anything but I did remove his bed sheets etc because they were soiled. What should […]
How do find a supplier of parasitic wasps for birchleaf miner control? From Mississauga, Ontario The Birch leafminer query – Of the two species of parasitic wasps (Lathrolestes nigricollis and Grypocentrus albipes) introduced for control of the birch leafminer, only L. nigricollis has become widely established. At the level of individual release sites, L. nigricollis […]
6243 This was taken June 11, 2018 in Osoyoos, BC in the morning. It was approximately 1 1⁄4 inches long. It was found underneath a rubber made container and really ran to try and get underground again not unlike a crab at the beach when you lift the rocks. Any help knowing what this is […]
6242 Please help me for identification this insect. I don’t know that this insect is harmful or not. I have see this insect on green gram. haumangarh, Rajasthan Number 6242 – These are stink bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); this family includes both plant feeders and predatory species. Usually, when you see a group of them at […]
6241 Found this bug on my car today and haven’t seen anything like it before. From Aurora, Ontario Number 6241 – This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). This is a very large family comprising thousands of species, all of which are parasitic on other insects and spiders. They are harmless to humans.
6240 On June 4, 2018 I noticed several leaves on this poplar tree looking as though they had a silver sheen. On closer examination, the silver sheen looked like an intricate maze on each leaf ending with a small spot that might be an egg. About 10-15% of the leaves may be infected. It is […]
What is the reasoning behind a consumer, like myself, not being able to by or ship to Canada Termidor insecticide? Please let me know this because I can’t find an explanation. I’m assuming Canada’s pest control would have a reasonable explanation for something like this. I have been unable to determine if Termador (Fipronil) is […]
6239 Have had thousands of these small beetle looking insects show up through mid to end of May. They are congegrating around our house and shop doorways and garage doors. From Neepawa, Manitoba Number 6239 – These are broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Several species of these will enter buildings in search shelter, but […]
6238 Hey there, found this at about 10:30 pm, June 6th here in Fruitvale BC. About 20° indoors and 15° outside. It’s been pretty warm lately. The bug is about half an inch long or less. Not very active but it didn’t seem to like my getting close to it. Is this thing out to […]
When will big and little brown bats in my region, central-northern sakatchewan/manitoba give birth? Both big and little brown bats give birth in late spring- early summer (usually May-July).
6236 This tiny little guy was found on the dash of my truck. He was maybe 3 mm long. I live in Edmonton, Alberta. Can you tell me what he is? I’ve never seen anything quite like it here. Thanks! From Edmonton Alberta Number 6236 – This is a larva of a green lacewing (Neuroptera: […]
6235 Found on my rose bush. In wilkie Saskatchewan. Thank you for your help. Number 6235 – These are rose weevils, sometimes also called rose curculios (Merhynchites bicolor; Coleoptera: Curculionidae); they can become serious pests on rose bushes; Click here for images and more detailed information.
6234 This weird looking flying Critter friend was chilling on my front screen door I’ve seen them before but have no clue what it is I’m guessing maybe something in the dragonfly family? From Dunnville, Ontario Number 6234 – This is a mayfly (order Ephemeroptera); possibly in the genus Hexagenia. Mayflies spend the vast majority […]
6233 Found in basement and under rocks in yard, From Cochrane, Alberta Number 6233 – This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. These are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter.