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; […]
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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 […]
6661. We are located just south of Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada Number 6661. These most likely are flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; tribe Alticini); Click here for details on their life cycle.
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 […]
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 […]
6658. Found these bugs, along with dozens more, all on spent anise hyssop flower heads in my garden. They do not move much. Haven’t been able to find any bug image on line that identifies it, so I do not know what to do … protect, or eliminate. Thank you in advance, Hanne J. Vancouver, […]
6657. Hi there, I found this crawling on my desk in my room in the afternoon. It was crawling quite slowly, I used a fly swatter to kill it. When I crushed it I noticed that wings had come out. From what I can tell it had 6 legs and a set of antennas. I’m […]
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 […]
6655. Found a couple (maybe 4 of 5) in the kitchen aat different moments of the day in less than a week. Montréal, Quebec. Canada Number 6655. I cannot be certain because of the mangled condition of the specimen, but it might be a nymph of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic […]
6654. Absolute phobia of bugs… not sure what this is… terrified it’s a bed bug.. please help. Medicine Hat, Alberta. Canada Number 6654. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). Click here for some control recommendations.
6653. Hi, I have a picture of a bug that I found. Had a sharp pain shot up leg and saw little blood and then the bug on the ground in my washroom not sure what this was. Not sure if you could help out. Ontario Number 6653. This is a nymph an assassin bug […]
6652. Found on living room chair. Very small – about 1 cm wide & about 4-5 cm long. I think it may be carpet beetle larvae, but not sure. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6652. This is a larva of a scarlet malachite beetle, Malachius aeneus (Coleoptera: Melyridae) – Click here for detailed information. This […]
6651. We just moved into a furnished place and are seeing quite a few of these. Mostly in the kitchen, but this one was in the bathroom. They only seem to come out at night. Being told these are just sow bugs/wood bugs, but they look more like cockroaches to us. Zurich, ON. Canada […]
6650. Found near firewood. Alliston, Ontario. Canada Number 6650. This is a checkered beetle (Coleoptera; Cleridae). These are general predators on other small arthropods. Click here for an example.
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
6648. Haugh. Grub Justin. Afghanistan Number 6648. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). They are harmless to humans, but their forceps-like cerci at the end of their abdomen can give a light pinch. Click here for details on their life history.
6647. Found September 8th in house, but patio door had been open a lot of the day on the 7th. Calgary, AB. Canada Number 6647. This is an orb weaving spider in the genus Araneus, likely Araneus marmoreus (marbled orb-weaver), a highly variable species. Click here for an example. All orb weavers are harmless to […]
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 […]
6645. We found this beetle on the back walk by our house on Vancouver Island. I estimate it to be 2”-2.5” long. I have no idea what it is. Hoping you can help ID it. Thx. Victoria, BC. Canada Number 6645. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the subfamily Prioninae. These are […]
6644. Size about 3-4 mm. Looks like it’s missing its legs. Québec, Québec. Canada Number 6644. This is a grain beetle in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Click here for more detailed information.
6643. Bug is about 21/2 -3 inches long about 11/2 inches wide. Don’t know what it is or where it came from. Found it crawling across my laundry room floor. Wyandotte, Oklahoma. United States Number 6643. This is a female eastern Hercules beetle, Dynastes tityus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6642. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6642. This looks like a hickory tussock moth caterpillar, Lophocampa caryae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6641. These little guys seem to appear out of nowhere two days after our first frost (-2 c, -4 c windchill) It was cold and rainy the day following the frost. They have been around for nearly a week now, it’s been unseasonally cool since the frost. They are on anything green including the grass […]
6640. I keep finding these in my house. What are these? Are they dangerous at all? Kitimat, British Columbia. Canada Number 6640. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae); Click here for an example. These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there.
6639. I found this tiny beetle on the wall in the upstairs hallway of my home in September. I would like to know what it is if you could tell me please and thank you. KITCHENER, Ontario. Canada Number 6639. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae); Click here for an example. […]
6638. Found in our backyard in Brampton. Brampton, Ontario. Canada Number 6638. This is a bee fly (Diptera: Bombyliidae), likely in the genus Xenox; Click here for an example. These are parasitoids on solitary ground and cavity-nesting bees (including carpenter bees).
6637. This photo was taken in Regina, SK Canada at the beginning of September/19. It is on the outside of a window screen. Regina, SK. Canada Number 6637. This is a pigeon tremex, Tremex columba (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Also known as a horntail, their larvae tunnel in the wood of dead/dying hardwood trees where they are […]
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6636. Lucedale, MS. United States Number 6636. This is a false bombardier beetle, Galerita sp. (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6635. Stony plain, Alberta. Canada Number 6635. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for more detailed information.
6634. Hi., thank you for your help and service. What type of spider is it? Is it poisonous? Can it cause some kind of harm to children or pets? Is it aggressive?, thank you. MONTREAL, QUEBEC. Canada Number 6634. This is an orb weaving spider in the genus Araneus. Although they have venom glands and […]
6633. Deer fence around raised garden bed. Don’t know if I should be concerned about these insect eggs. Paula, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6633. These most likely are the eggs of a moth whose larvae would feed on tree/shrub leaves; I don’t think that you need to worry overmuch.
6632. On pepper plants. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6632. This is a nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest in many areas of North America; Click here for more detailed information.