Entries by Pest Control Canada

Wood wasp

7268.      Hello can you please tell me what type of insect this is. Recently I have been finding them in my yard. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada   Number 7268. This is Urocerus albicornis, a wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae),  wood wasp image . They lack a sting and are harmless; their larvae bore in the […]

German cockroaches

7265.        Image 1: Found on Kitchen counter on the side of the microwave butted up to side of wall. Image 2: Trapped in cabinet under kitchen sink. Calgary, Alberta. Canada   Number 7265. These look like German cockroaches, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. German […]

Robber flies

7264.          Hot summer day in the afternoon. I have not seen these flies(?) around before…very docile…   Thanks, Delta, British Columbia. Canada Number 7264. This is a mating pair of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae); these are ambush predators on a wide variety of other arthropods, mainly other insects. Robber fly example 


7259.        Is this a murder hornet? North Bay, ON. Canada Number 7259. This is a horntail (Hymenoptera: Siricidae; specifically, a pigeon tremex (Tremex columba). They lack a stinger and are harmless to humans –  Horntail detailed information In North America, the so-called ‘murder hornet has only been found in the extreme west.

Seed bug

7257.        Soft not hard about .090″ long move very fast and do not fly that I have seen, thank you. Regina, Sk. Canada Number 7257. This appears to be a seed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera; Lygaeidae). The image is not clear enough for me to be certain, but one possibility is an elm seed […]

Camel cricket

7255.       Found in Melita MB mid July during a heat wave/drought. Was approximately 2 inches from head to back legs. Melita, Manitoba. Canada Number 7255. This appears to be a camel cricket (Orthoptera; Rhaphidophoridae), possibly in the genus Ceuthophilus. Also known as cave crickets or sprickets (because of a fancied resemblance of a […]

Sphinx moth

7254.      This moth was photographed in the morning during the first weekend on July in Northern Saskatchewan (Candle Lake), Canada. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 7254. This is a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Smerinthus. It most likely is Smerinthus cerisyi (known as the one-eyed sphinx moth ), but I cannot be […]

Horse fly

7250.      About 20-30% bigger than typical horse fly, very large head. Wheatley, Ontario. Canada Number 7250. This is a horse fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the genus Tabanus, most likely Tabanus petiolatus – Horse Fly image  Your specimen is a male; male tabanids typically have much larger eyes than females, and thus larger heads.

Giant stonefly

7249.      About 3 inches long. Sitting under a light in bedroom. Very veiny back. July 3. Coldwater, On. Canada Number 7249. This is a giant stonefly (Plecoptera: Pteronarcidae). These are harmless insects whose aquatic immature stages form an important part of the freshwater food. Giant Stonefly Additional Information