6964. July 2020 saw this fly on my plant outdoors. Have never seen one with this colouring before. Should I be wary? Kanata, ON. Canada Number 6964. This fly is a friend. It is in the family Tachinidae, and the larvae of all species in this family are parasitic on other arthropods, […]
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6963. Out front of my building on a partially cloudy day not too hot out light Breeze. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6963. This is a tiger moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae; subfamily Arctiinae); likely an adult of the so-called woolly bear of weather forecasting fame. Click here for images and more detailed information.
6962. These look like tiny bees. They swarm by the 1000’s over my lawn, in cedar shrubs, and higher into lower branches of my beech trees. …from May to July. Looks like they hatch from the soil?? – mainly on sunny days. They appeared about 3 years ago and seem to be getting […]
6961. Found in an apartment stairwell. Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 6961. 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 environs as dry as possible will […]
6960. This bug is eating the leafs of one particular Green Bush, The Bush is dying. There are round holes on the leafs that are close. Some leafs only have their skeleton left. Milton, Ontario. Canada Number 6960. This is a leaf beetle, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; it looks like a viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta […]
6959. This was walking around on my patio. Found it to be an interesting thing just wanted to know what it is? Sault Ste Marie, ON. Canada Number 6959. This is a burying/sexton beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in the genus Nicrophorus; it appears to be Nicrophorus tomentosus. Click here for an image. Known […]
6958. 1/2 inch long, brown in colour with light green and orange markings This one is tiny. The adult is more than an inch long. Found in hot weather after a rain. Lakefield, Ontario. Canada Number 6958. This is a spiny oak slug moth, Thorybes pylades (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Click here for images […]
6957. June/july started showing up with earwigs as well. Not very fast or concerned with people but seems to have come out of no where. Seen a different one every day it seems like. Should I be concerned? What are they? Hartford, Connecticut. United States Number 6957. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: […]
6956. What’s this insect called …never seen one before. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada Number 6956. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it is a grapevine beetle, Pelidnota punctata. Also known as the spotted pelidnota, the adult beetle feeds primarily on grape leaves and frit, but seldom causes real damage. The larvae feed on […]
6955. These have been flying in clumsy swarms around our home in Fall River, Nova Scotia at dusk during the month of June/July. They seem to be attracted to the gutter area of our house. Is there any way we can manage these bugs? Fall river, Nova Scotia. Canada Number 6955. This […]
6954. We found this outside in our backyard on one of our kayaks and can’t figure out what it is. We have not went out in our kayaks at all lately so we couldn’t have picked it up somehow while out on the water so we have no clue how it got […]
6953. Hi, I initially found these black insects under one of our bed sheets, and thought it were signs of bed bugs. I then found them in other places in the house. They look like weevils, i’m hoping you can help confirm. Thanks. Richmond Hill, Ontario. Canada Number 6953. This is indeed a […]
6952. I have been seeing many insects like this since over 2 weeks in my home. This morning I seem to have rolled over one in my bed and it bite me under my tigh and the bite woke me up. I saw it escape quickly in my bed sheets before I killed […]
6951. Found him on my balcony. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada Number 6951. This is a caterpillar of an American dagger moth, Acronicta americana (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Click here for images and more detailed information.
6950. I found one of these ants on my back walkway. Can you identify it? I found scraping on the pressure treated wood in the stairwell under my back deck. Can you tell me if that is related to the ant? There is a pile of wood scrapings underneath the damage. Thank you. […]
6949. Can someone please let me know what type of bug this is? It is found near the toilet, sink, carpet, beds of our home. I have been getting bug bites on my lower body and I believe this bug is causing that bite. Any identification would be helpful. Calgary, Alberta. Canada […]
6948. Found it pretty much dead on my lawn in the town of Manila. Canada Number 6948. This is a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Manduca, likely M. quinquemaculata, whose caterpillar is known as the tomato hornworm. Either its wings never expanded after it emerged from its pupa, or […]
6947. Very small black bug with a white stripe on the back. We have thousands of these on our foundation concrete. They seem to be active during the day, and less active when the sun sets. Gatineau, Quebec. Canada Number 6947. These may be nymphs of the hairy chinch bug, […]
6946. These insects were found late at night 11pm/12am. They were all around the window trying to get into the house. About 20 of them did find their way in the house crawling on the ground and flying around the lights. About 5-10mm long with 4 legs and possibly 2 […]
6945. Found outside flying in July around 7:30 pm in South Western Ontario. Only one seen at the time of capture. Any ideas on species? Thanks so much. Woodstock, Ontario. Canada Number 6945. This appears to be a day-flying firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Some net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) in the genus […]
6944. Please can you tell me what this is. I’m worried to walk barefoot in the grass. Thank you. Richmond, BC. Canada Number 6944. This is a jumping spider (family Salticidae) in the genus Phidippus, likely Phidippus johnsoni; Click here for an image. They are harmless to humans.
6943. Langley, British Columbia. Canada Number 6943. 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 an example.
6942. Sumbitch got hit five times with a flyswatter before I killed it. Waynesboro, Tennessee. United States Number 6942. This is a male velvet ant (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), likely in the genus Timulla. These are parasitic primarily on ground-nesting bees and wasps, and the wingless females (sometimes called ‘cow-killers’) have a wickedly painful […]
6941. I just caught this about 5 inches under the foot of my bed and has 6 legs just now and would like to know what on earth is this my friends? Steve. Number 6941. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are scavengers, but some may be predatory on other […]
6940. Hello, Please let me know what this is. Toronto Canada, photo taken June 20 – 25. Thank you very much. Maria. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6940. This appears to be an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have […]
6939. These bugs are really tiny, they jump and they are on my raspberry canes and also my milkweed plants. Colton, SD. United States Number 6939. These appear to be two-marked treehoppers, Enchenopa binotata (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae). Click here for detailed information.
6938. Found a few in canola field. Seem to eat the stems just under the flowers. Crazy j, Sk. Canada Number 6938. This is a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Lytta; they look like Nuttall’s blister beetle, Lytta nuttalli Click here for an image.
6937. Does anyone know what this thing is?? York, ON. Canada Number 6937. This is a squash vine borer, Melitta curcurbitae (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), a serious garden pest. Click here for more detailed information.
6936. Found indoors, is about 3-5mm long. Never seen before. Any ideas? Holland Landing, Ontario. Canada Number 6936. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
6935. July 2, 11:30pm North Kawartha, Ontario. Canada Number 6935. This is a cockroach, but it does not appear to be one of the common peridomestic pest species. Click here
6934. Found this bug on the bed sheet cover early one morning. Waipahu, HI. United States Number 6934. This is a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); ones like this are general predators on small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids and scale insects. Click here for an image
6933. This was swimming in our pool. No idea what it is. Paris, ON. Canada Number 6933. This is a male eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), it would have been drowning, not swimming. Dobsonfly larvae (hellgrammites) are aquatic, but the adults are strictly aerial. The long, sickle-like mandibles of males are harmless, […]
6932. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 6932. This is a comb-footed/cobweb spider in the family Theridiidae, possibly a triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda triangulosa. They are harmless to humans, and may eat more dangerous spiders, Click here for more detailed information.