5715 Hamilton Ontario, June 26th 2016, 30° Celsius I was outside and it felt as of something bit me on the back of my leg. Thinking it was a mosquito I smacked it and instead it was this colourful bug that I was unable to identify. I took the photo after smacking the bug off […]
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5714 Photo taken June 25, 2016 in Williams Lake, BC. Thanks for your help in identifying. Debbie. These are moths in the family Sesiidae; they look like Paranthrene robiniae, known as the western poplar clearwing moth; see http://tinyurl.com/zfrwrfd for some images. Their caterpillars tunnel in the wood of poplars and willows as well as ornamental birches, often […]
5713 My name is Carley, I live in Nanaimo, BC it is mid-June and I noticed this egg cluster in my garden. It started to hatch three or four days ago, one picture is of the hatched eggs, the other is of the little bugs. Hopefully they are clear enough pictures to identify what has […]
5712 Hello, I live in Ottawa Ontario and these bugs are everywhere eating my plants especially my fruit tree leaves. They started to show up on the 15th of June, and they where around all summer until the end of August. They are around 3/8ths long and brown with black wings. Like no. 5710, this […]
5711 Something is eating the leaves on my snowball bush. This is the third year. The leaves are like lace, but I can never see any grubs, day or night. All I see is a number of these little characters. Could this be the culprit? If so, how do I spoil his lunch? Brian This […]
5710 A lady in UXBRIDGE took this picture this week. What are they and how to get rid of??? Thanks very much. DR These appear to be rose chafers (Macrodactylus subspinosus; Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), a destructive pest species. See http://tinyurl.com/hdg4zfx for some control suggestions. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5709 Neil. Nanton, AB, Carpeted basement. Caught on insect trap with several house spiders. Neil This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a member of a huge family that includes thousands of different species. This one does not appear to be any of the commonly encountered pest species and likely simply is an accidental intruder. Ed Saugstad, […]
5708 Found a few of these guys in my carpeted hallway they have wing and can kind of fly what is it? I’m in Caister Center Ontario (country). I put it in water does not seem to be doing great in it guessing it can’t swim. Meghan. This is a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: […]
5707 Stephen in south east New Brunswick. I found a couple of these today after removing grass for a new garden area. They are about 1.25 inches uncurled, the body is translucent and looks a bit like a shrimp. Thanks, Stephen This is a larva of a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the subfamily Melolonthinae. […]
5706 Hi – I live in Ottawa and we are seeing a ton of these this year. Are they a problem for us? This is a tent caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae; Malacosoma sp.); likely a forest tent caterpillar, M. disstria, see http://tinyurl.com/hensdpb for images and more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5705 I don’t sleep as way too many spiders in my house. Linda Mc. This looks like a wolf spider, which is a good one to have around, as they are voracious hunters that provide volunteer pest control services. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5704 I had this bug bite me. I put on a pair of pants walked out my front door and felt a burning (kind of like when you get a red ant bite) on my outside thigh when I moved my pants I saw this bug. What is it? I was told it looks like a […]
5703 Sheila, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Size: a nickel, Month: May/June, Conditions: Attracted to water, e.g., dog’s outdoor water bowl, but also found on land, i.e, driveway, deck, cluster together in cracks, rusty brown in colour. This is a type of scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) known as a May beetle or June bug; it appears to be in the […]
5700 Hi there, I live in Brantford Ontario and found these little guys all over my grass and fence. They are various sizes from half a centimetre to 1 centimetre. The weather is hot and humid and very sunny out. I tried researching and the best I could come up with was Jadera haematoloma but I don’t […]
5699 Large quantities of these bugs found in planter boxes Comox Valley, Vancouver Island Jo This appears to be a whitecrossed seed bug, Neacoryphus bicrucis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lydaeidae); see http://tinyurl.com/3g4z8yd for an image and more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5698 Here is a picture of a beautiful I found in my back yard on June 9, 2016 at approximately 8 PM. She (I’m assuming) was on our hose reel. It was warm and had been raining earlier in the day. I would love to know what she is. I have attempted to find other […]
5697 Hi, I’m Dave. This fella landed on my windshield last night. I live near Edmonton Alberta Canada. It is about an inch long. This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymeniptera: Ichneumonidae). These wasps all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects. They lack venom, but some species that have a short, stout ovipositor can […]
5696 I am Bruce from Chatham ON. Southwest Ontario. We have had several of these flying beetles in our home over the past two weeks (May 25- June 7) They resemble lightening bugs to me but are elongate and narrow, and don’t flash in the house. I killed these two today. 23 mm long. They are […]
5695 Found on fruit trees in Comox Valley, Vancouver Island. Jo R. This is a larva of a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); it looks like Harmonia axyridis, known as the Asian multi-colored lady beetle – see http://tinyurl.com/zh3r6o4 for an image. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5694 Hello, Wondering what this is. We’ve been seeing them all around our deck outside. We are in central Alberta. It’s summer now (June) and I’d say I’ve been seeing them for a few weeks. I see them by themselves and are about the size of my pinkie finger. Can you help? Thank you! Darleina […]
5693 Hello, I am seeing these insects/bugs since April 2016 at my apartment at Chatham, Ontario. Please help me find what is its name and please let me know if they are harmful and if pest control is required. I have tried checking previously submitted photos on your website several times but I cannot identify […]
What is the best way to get rid of rats and mites carried by them? How much is the going rate for rodent control to wipe out the population of them indoors & outdoors? Please let me know because I have a heart problem. Thank you, Tara You will find your answer here: http://pestcontrolcanada.com/how-to-get-rid-of-rodents Local […]
5692 My name is Tara. This is on my deck umbrella in Kamloops. Dallas part of Kamloops right behind the wildlife park. This is a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae); likely in the genus Okanagana; see http://tinyurl.com/gvb7sdp for an example. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5691 Saw this flying in my house never seen a spotted bee before. Dan B. Ontario. This is a wasp in the family Vespidae and the genus Vespula; see http://tinyurl.com/hxroz49 for an example. These wasps collectively are known as yellowjackets and are not noted for having a sense of humor when their nests are disturbed. […]
5690 I found this spider in Victoria British Columbia. The date is June 3rd. What kind is it? It’s about 2 cm long. Tim – Like nos. 5638, 5640, 5656, and 5660, this appears to be another folding-door trapdoor spider in the family Antrodiaetidae; see http://tinyurl.com/lp7j62z for an image. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.
5689 Hi, my name is Desiree. I found this spider in a house I work at. The area/location is Qualicum Bay, Central Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Month is early June. It was about the size of a dime. Maybe slightly smaller. And was quite quick. I have never seen one quite like this out here and […]
5688 Hi, this bit me! Should I be concerned? Please identify. I’m in Port Coquitlam BC and it was in my kitchen. (Door is open as very hot). Thanks, Sandy 5688 This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the genus Monochamus; likely M. scutellatus, known as the whitespotted sawyer, As a wood-borer, it […]
How do we get rid of large amt of millipedes around foundation of our cabin. You may have a more serious problem that is attracting the millipedes. They are voracious predators of other insects. Eliminate vegetation around the foundation, clean the rain gutters and downspouts, make sure perimeter drains are clear. You need to reduce […]
5687 I found this creature in a glue trap along with a spider and an ant. Care to guess what it might be? Many Thanks, Ross This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). Earwigs are very common nuisance pests that usually do little if any actual harm; occasionally, they may cause damage to very tender vegetation. […]
5686. hello my name is Line these are the pest that are in my apartment. I live in Niagara falls Ontario and the weather is just starting to get warm. The pest are very small not sure the size as some are a little bigger then others , also have wings.They do bite as I am covered in bite […]
5685 Hello, My name is Dziepy. I found about 50 of these bugs underneath my leather couch while sweeping my wooden floor living room. The couch sits directly in front of a glass sliding door that we do not open. The skin has a shiny sheen to it. Only 5 or so bugs have no sheen but were dark brown and […]
5684 Hi my name is Marlinta and I live in Montreal, Canada. I have found a couple of these insects walking around my garden lately. I’m pretty sure the last one was in the soil inside a flower pot. I have had Japanese beetles in the past. These guys are huge…about 1/2 inch yuck!!! Any […]
5683 Found this bug walking very quickly through the shade of our driveway (Nova Scotia), it stayed out of the light, and looks similar to firefly larvae, but it has two little prongs on the back, kind of like an earwig, and didn’t use it’s tail to move, just it’s 6 little legs. it was […]