Entries by Pest Control Canada

Spider beetles

6663.    Hi, Please help me identify these bugs, I keep finding them in the nooks and crannies of my old house. They are always in groups of many and they keep crawling. I have never seen them before in my life. Thank you. Karim. Montreal, Quebec. Canada   Number 6663.  These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; […]

Aphids

6662.    Tiny 5mm to 10mm, thousands of them seemingly behaving like ants on the move with back and forth traffic. Probably had a colony. Could possibly be feeding on the sap that’s shed from large popolar trees. Fort St. John, BC. Canada   Number 6662.  These are aphids (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Also known as plant lice, they […]

Fritillary

6660.    This was seen in Dunnville Ontario. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada   Number 6660.  This is a fritillary (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae; Speyeria sp.) There are a few species that are so similar in overall appearance that I hesitate to make a specific identification from a single image. Scroll through the images of Ontario fritillaries at Click here for […]

Cobweb/comb-footed spider

6659.    Size: abt. 1 cm. Found Sept 13 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario, under an old piece of furniture in a loose web. Tentatively identified as Steatoda nobilis (?). Ottawa, Ontario. Canada   Number 6659.  This is Steatoda triangulosa, a cobweb/comb-footed spider in the family Theridiidae. This species is harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed […]

Weevil

6656.    This has been found in a house about 3 blocks from St-Lawrence river. Could you advise what it is please? Thank you. J.C. Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Number 6656.  This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), but I cannot tell much more from this image. If it is very small (4 mm or less), it might […]

Aphid

6649.    White. Approx. 1.5 mm. 6 legs. Antennae. September/end of summer beginning of fall. WINNIPEG, MB. Canada   Number 6649. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Also known as plant lice, they all are sap feeders and some species can vector viral diseases of plants. Click here for more detailed information

Nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug

6646.    Just looking to identify this bug. Maidstone, ON. Canada   Number 6646. This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the act of shedding its ‘skin’ (exoskeleton), a process called molting; Click here for an image. This bug goes through five nymphal stages before becoming an adult; Click […]