7097. This spider has began making a web on the wall above our toilet. It is a small spider, roughly 7mm long. I am slightly concerned that if it is venomous, when it makes a larger web it could get in someone hair in the early morning/late night when they aren’t paying attention. […]
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7096. Hi. I’m hoping you can identify this spider. Found in rockyview outside of Calgary Alberta. Canada Number 7096. This is a harmless orb weaving spider (Family Araneidae). I cannot be certain because of the angle from which the image was taken, but it might be a labyrinth orb weaver in the genus […]
7095. Can you let me know what these are, found them in my basement. They approx 1 cm long. Belle mead, NJ. United States Number 7095. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae); these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. They often wander indoors accidentally while searching for prey. […]
7094. I want to know the details. BHEL TOWNSHIP, RANIPET TAMILNADU. India Number 7094. It’s a lappet moth (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) caterpillar known as a tea oil caterpillar (Lebeda nobilis); Click here for an image.
7093. We’ve seen s number of these, they fly and crawl. They’re about 3/4 inch long. Surrey, BC. Canada Number 7093. This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest, primarily in orchards, in many areas of North America. They will […]
7092. Central Alabama, late afternoon. Thank you for your help. Pelham, AL. United States Number 7092. This is Argiope aurantia, a very common and widespread orb weaving spider that goes by many different common names, including the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, zigzag spider, zipper […]
7091. This photo was taken outdoors about 2 months ago. It was a very hot clear day outside in Texas. San Antonio, Texas, United States. Number 7091. This is an abdomen of an earwig (order Dermaptera). Click here for an image of an intact specimen.
7090. Thinking it is a praying mantis? Carleton Place, Ontario. Canada Number 7090. This is a tree cricket, Orthoptera: Gryllidae; subfamily Oecanthinae. The ‘chirps’ of one species are so regular as to be usable for estimating air temperature – Click here for details. In spite of their dainty appearance, they can give one […]
7089. Good afternoon, I’m trying to identify what I belied to be pupa in my garage. They are approximately 3-5mm in length and resemble to size and shape of mouse droppings. However they are light brown and appear to have “stripes” or articulated joints. I usually find them in collections of 10-20 […]
7088. Found this in my screened-in porch. Is this a cockroach? Glenburnie, Ontario. Canada Number 7088. 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 more detailed information.
7087. These tiny little bugs have been swarming our light fixtures and smartphones inside the house. There are so many of them flying around. This started late summer/early fall in mid-September in Southern Ontario, Canada. We notice them in the evening especially. What are they and how do we get rid of […]
7086. Been finding these bugs under my baseboard heaters..pls help also I keep getting bites. So not sure if I have 2 different kind of bugs in my place. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7086. These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). They will feed on a very wide variety of organic […]
7085. Husband found this in our back yard yesterday. Never seen one before. Weather was approximately 21 Celsius. Regina, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 7085. This is a caterpillar of the Achemon sphinx moth, Eumorpha achemon (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); Click here for details.
7084. Woke up September 21 @about 9:30AM, and went outside on baçc porch 4 a cigarette.. Had a blanket balled up on chair i sit on. I went to remove blanket to sit 4 a smoke and it fell out on ground.. i stomped him out quicc! LolHe had a big ass […]
7083. Found on outside screen door of lower level entry suite in my home. Vernon, BC. Canada Number 7083. This is a female western black widow spider, Latrodectus Hesperus. Their bite can be medically significant, Click here for details.
7082. Please help me to identify this insect. I found it in my kitchen today (September 18). I first thought it was a scorpion but it has two legs which scorpions only have 1. Thank you! Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7082. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). They are harmless to humans; at […]
7081. This bug is most commonly found in my kitchen either under my coffee pot or most recently in my cupboards. I have also found them under my furniture.. They seem to scatter pretty quickly when the furniture or coffee pot are moved. The two pictures submitted are of the same bug. Thank […]
7080. Found in the hallway by itself. INUVIK, NT. Canada Number 7080. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). These will feed on a wide variety of organic materials, including hides, fur, feathers, wool, dry stored food products, etc. Click here for some control […]
7097. It’s 1.5 to 2 mm’s long or 1/16 of an inch. Regina, Sk. Canada Number 7097. This looks like a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; tribe Alticini); some species are serious garden pests. Click here for details on their life cycle.
7096. Found inside the home, not too long after the furnace was serviced. Nanaimo, BC. Canada Number 7096. This is a western subterranean termite, Reticulitermes hesperus; it is a reproductive that has shed its wings after a nuptial flight and is seeking out a place to start a new colony. You likely […]
7095. One picture is the mouth….. one, the body. Pictures require enlarging. Outside on a Sedum plant in September with temperature of 68 Fahrenheit. I have never seen one this big in this area. Georgetown, Ontario. Canada Number 7095. This is a great golden digger wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae); Click here […]
7094. Very tiny insects in my 3rd floor condo in the GTA. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7094. These could be grain beetles in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). As a precaution, you should check any areas where dry foodstuffs (such as flour, cereals, cake mixes, etc.) for signs of […]
7093. It was flying around my room and was attracted to light. Surrey, British Columbia. Canada Number 7093. This is a caddisfly (order Trichoptera). Their larvae are aquatic and constitute an important part of the freshwater food web. The moth-like adults are harmless. Click here for more detailed information.
7092. I found this on my front door frame. As if it got there over night. Very strange looking. Any idea what it is. I sprayed it with bug spray and it took some doing to remove it. It was glued to the door frame and would not budge. Thanks. Elkridge, MD. […]
7091. Hey there I definitely appreciate the help here. Are these dreaded bed bugs? Nothing in my bed or no blood stains or bites. Just these guys around my couch. See one every few days. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7091. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). […]
7090. I have a small grow tent with soil based plants and I think I may have an insect problem. Can you please help my identify them. I pressed on one and took a picture of it on my fingertip using a microscope attached to my cell phone. Can you help please. […]
7089. Found this bug stuck in the insect trap by balcony doors. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7089. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so keeping your […]
7088. Wasp but unsure what kind. It’s about 2-3 cm long and was going for a hole about it’s size underground . This is the only one we think we’ve seen so far. What kind of hornet is it and is it dangerous to humans or pets. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada Number 7088. […]
7087. I have found some of this in my apartment. Not sure is it summer related, it is very small, like 4 mm long. Thanks! Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 7087. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it may be a banded carpet beetle, Attagenus fasciatus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Also known as the wardrobe […]
7086. We had a nest of very large dark orange wasps last year, similar to the fat blue ones I have seen before. This is a wasp found in August. This is not the biggest I have seen but really want to know what they are. Burlington, Ontario. Canada Number 7086. This is […]
7085. What kind of spider is this it’s a bit scary. Dollard des ormeaux, Quebec. Canada Number 7085. This is Araneus diadematus, a cross orb weaver, aka a European garden spider. It is a harmless orb weaver (family Araneidae) that is found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. We often see […]
7084. An employee Found this crawling around on a roof next to a large maple tree. Never seen anything like it before. Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Canada Number 7084. This is a monkey slug caterpillar, Phobetron pithecium (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Contact with its hairs reportedly can cause dermatitis as well as painful inflammation in […]
7083. Inman, South Carolina. United States Number 7083. This is a yellow-striped oakworm, Anisota peigleri (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae); Click here for details on its life history.