6588. Just wondering if you can help me identify this bug ? We just moved into the country and I’ve never seen them before in my life.. there has been more than a few in our house. Thank you!! Norwood, Ontario. Canada Number 6588. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often […]
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6587. Saw this very interesting Bug/Beetle yesterday on a walk with my boy. Late afternoon..around 4:30pm. Weather was sunny, But quite humid. Was just curious what this thing is. London Ontario. Canada Number 6587. This is a nymph of a dog-day/annual cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae). The nymphs spend three to five years underground feeding on sap […]
6586. Found on bed frame. Only found 1. Ft Sill, OK. United States Number 6586. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
6585. Is this a cockroach. Consecon, Ontario. Canada Number 6585. Yes it is; it looks like a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here for some control recommendations.
6584. We have hundreds of these flying around, they are tiny, around 1mm although we have just noticed dozens of smaller ones in the last few days. They don’t seem to bite but are a huge annoyance, flying into drinks and people’s hair. Would like to know what they are so we know how to […]
6583. We found this guy crawling up our bathroom wall, it doesn’t fly or jump it just seems to crawl around. We’ve searched all inches of the web and asked everyone but we cannot seem to find anything… We would really appreciate finding out what this little guy is! Oshawa, Ontario. Canada Number 6583. This […]
6582. Hoping this photo is a good enough shot! Have never seen this before….any ideas? Victoria, British Columbia. Canada Number 6582. It’s a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) in a very typical resting pose. Click here for some examples.
6581. Wasp like. Long black tail feature. Looks like it has a coat of armor. Probably 6 inches long for the body. Not including tail. Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada Number 6581. This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Megarhyssa sp. ); likely M. greenei – Click here for images and more detailed information.
6580. We live on a country property, surrounded by forest and at the edge of a pond, with adjacent farmland. This was found in our basement. It is about 1/2″ long rom end to end There is a blue thread on the carpet and (I believe) a hair behind the critter (not part of it, […]
6579. Came across this in Victoria BC on a trail. VICTORIA, BC. Canada Number 6579. This is a caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth, Hyles gallii (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); Click here for images and more detailed information.
6578. Can you identify this insect. I was told tent Caterpillar by neighbour but I question it. This was in Lake Cowichan BC. They only last for about 10 days and they are EVERYWHERE. Covering the roads buildings etc. Same outbreak happened about 12 years ago in this same area but nothing in between. Thanks. […]
6577. Today august 13th 2019, i found that thing! It was indoors in my house entrance walking on my carpet. It looked like white dust as if it were a white thread of something. It looked furry and like a spider. It was so small it could have been the size of a sesame. For […]
6576. I find these on green pepper plants. Are they harmful? Weyburn, Sask. Canada Number 6576. This insect is beneficial, not harmful; it is a larva of a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Click here for more detailed information.
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6575. Found this on my curtain inside and I have no idea what it is? Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Canada Number 6575. This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae); there are several species that can have a quite similar appearance. Click here for some examples.
6574. Hello, Just found him on my shoe. My sons and I were wondering if this is a long horned two banded beetle? Saltspring Island, BC. Canada Number 6574. This appears to be a spotted tree borer, Synaphaeta guexi (Coleoptea: Cerambycidae). Click here and Click here for images and more detailed information. It does not […]
6573. August 11, 2019. Found alive inside home on stairway (open layout) during the night. Vernon, BC. Canada Number 6573. This is a black widow spider (Latrodectus sp.). Given your location, it most likely is a western black widow spider, L. Hesperus; Click here for more detailed information.
6572. This insect emerged as if being born from our deck railing while we were outside enjoying a coffee. Warm sunny day (about 25C), mid-morning. We first noticed sawdust dropping from the railing as if something was eating at the deck and then this emerged, spread its wings out and crawled over to the railing […]
6571. Found on the ground under a pine tree in a pine and spruce plantation. Belleville, ON. Canada Number 6571. This is a caterpillar of an imperial moth, Eacles imperialis imperialis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Click here for detailed information on its life history.
6570. We found this today, wondering what species of cicadas it is?? It’s the first one I have ever seen up close. Found at Point Gardiner, New Brunswick, Canada. (10 August 2019) Measured about 30-35mm, outdoors, sunny day. I’m hoping the picture made it to you, I only see a file number? Upper Coverdale, New […]
6569. Found in pool Aug 10 2019. Osoyoos, Bc. Canada Number 6569. This is a Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopalmatidae; Stenopelmatus sp.). Also known as potato bugs, they appear to be mainly scavengers, but sometimes will eat other insects. Click here for more detailed information.
6568. Trying to identify this in basement of house. Barrow Bay, Ontario, Canada. Canada Number 6568. This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). These are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. Click here for a more typical image
6567. Hello, I found this bug crawling at night, next to my dogs crate, where he sleeps. We has just come back from a walk, so I don’t know if the bug came from the park we went to or was already in the crate. The bug has 6 legs and 2 antenna, you can’t […]
6566. Found him in my driveway. Miramichi, New Brunswick. Canada Number 6566. This is a predaceous diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), and judging from the foreleg I can see, it’s a male. These are general predators on other small aquatic life forms, and being very strong fliers, they often are found at quite some distance […]
6565. Found today, indoors. Shelburne, On. Canada Number 6565. This looks like a nymph of a soldier bug, a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the genus Podisus; Click here for an image. Soldier bugs are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects, and thus usually considered beneficial.
6564. They’re not bedbugs but I find them in my sofa when I clean under the cushions. Sometimes I see them crawling on the floors or on the wall. Never see more than 1 at a time. I do not know what they are. They’re little, like 5-6mm long. They’re like tiny little beetles that […]
6563. These bugs appear when clothes are lying around on the floor. Oxford House, MB. Canada Number 6563. This is a pseudoscorpion, an arachnid related to spiders and true scorpions that prey on other small arthropods. They are non-venomous and harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information
6562. Note log tail (?) On this thing. The insect was about 4″ long overall. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 6562. This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Megarhyssa sp. ); likely M. greenei – Click here for images and more detailed information.
6561. Does this bite? My husband felt like he got stung and we found this. Windsor, Ontario. Canada Number 6561. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae), the vast majority of these are general predators on other small arthropods. It is extremely unlikely that it was the cause of your husband’s discomfort. Click here for […]
6560. Found in building entry way. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6560. This is a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Megarhyssa sp. ); likely M. greenei – Click here for images and more detailed information.
6559. BRANTFORD, ON. Canada Number 6559. This is a short-snouted/broad-nosed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for detailed information.
6558. BRANTFORD, ON. Canada Number 6558. This looks like a caterpillar of the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Click here for detailed information.
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