7088. Found this in my screened-in porch. Is this a cockroach? Glenburnie, Ontario. Canada Number 7088. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. Click here for more detailed information.
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7087. These tiny little bugs have been swarming our light fixtures and smartphones inside the house. There are so many of them flying around. This started late summer/early fall in mid-September in Southern Ontario, Canada. We notice them in the evening especially. What are they and how do we get rid of […]
7086. Been finding these bugs under my baseboard heaters..pls help also I keep getting bites. So not sure if I have 2 different kind of bugs in my place. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7086. These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). They will feed on a very wide variety of organic […]
7085. Husband found this in our back yard yesterday. Never seen one before. Weather was approximately 21 Celsius. Regina, Saskatchewan. Canada Number 7085. This is a caterpillar of the Achemon sphinx moth, Eumorpha achemon (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); Click here for details.
7084. Woke up September 21 @about 9:30AM, and went outside on baçc porch 4 a cigarette.. Had a blanket balled up on chair i sit on. I went to remove blanket to sit 4 a smoke and it fell out on ground.. i stomped him out quicc! LolHe had a big ass […]
7083. Found on outside screen door of lower level entry suite in my home. Vernon, BC. Canada Number 7083. This is a female western black widow spider, Latrodectus Hesperus. Their bite can be medically significant, Click here for details.
7082. Please help me to identify this insect. I found it in my kitchen today (September 18). I first thought it was a scorpion but it has two legs which scorpions only have 1. Thank you! Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7082. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). They are harmless to humans; at […]
7081. This bug is most commonly found in my kitchen either under my coffee pot or most recently in my cupboards. I have also found them under my furniture.. They seem to scatter pretty quickly when the furniture or coffee pot are moved. The two pictures submitted are of the same bug. Thank […]
7080. Found in the hallway by itself. INUVIK, NT. Canada Number 7080. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). These will feed on a wide variety of organic materials, including hides, fur, feathers, wool, dry stored food products, etc. Click here for some control […]
7097. It’s 1.5 to 2 mm’s long or 1/16 of an inch. Regina, Sk. Canada Number 7097. This looks like a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; tribe Alticini); some species are serious garden pests. Click here for details on their life cycle.
7096. Found inside the home, not too long after the furnace was serviced. Nanaimo, BC. Canada Number 7096. This is a western subterranean termite, Reticulitermes hesperus; it is a reproductive that has shed its wings after a nuptial flight and is seeking out a place to start a new colony. You likely […]
7095. One picture is the mouth….. one, the body. Pictures require enlarging. Outside on a Sedum plant in September with temperature of 68 Fahrenheit. I have never seen one this big in this area. Georgetown, Ontario. Canada Number 7095. This is a great golden digger wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae); Click here […]
7094. Very tiny insects in my 3rd floor condo in the GTA. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada Number 7094. These could be grain beetles in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). As a precaution, you should check any areas where dry foodstuffs (such as flour, cereals, cake mixes, etc.) for signs of […]
7093. It was flying around my room and was attracted to light. Surrey, British Columbia. Canada Number 7093. This is a caddisfly (order Trichoptera). Their larvae are aquatic and constitute an important part of the freshwater food web. The moth-like adults are harmless. Click here for more detailed information.
7092. I found this on my front door frame. As if it got there over night. Very strange looking. Any idea what it is. I sprayed it with bug spray and it took some doing to remove it. It was glued to the door frame and would not budge. Thanks. Elkridge, MD. […]
7091. Hey there I definitely appreciate the help here. Are these dreaded bed bugs? Nothing in my bed or no blood stains or bites. Just these guys around my couch. See one every few days. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7091. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). […]
7090. I have a small grow tent with soil based plants and I think I may have an insect problem. Can you please help my identify them. I pressed on one and took a picture of it on my fingertip using a microscope attached to my cell phone. Can you help please. […]
7089. Found this bug stuck in the insect trap by balcony doors. Toronto, Ontario. Canada Number 7089. 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 […]
7088. Wasp but unsure what kind. It’s about 2-3 cm long and was going for a hole about it’s size underground . This is the only one we think we’ve seen so far. What kind of hornet is it and is it dangerous to humans or pets. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada Number 7088. […]
7087. I have found some of this in my apartment. Not sure is it summer related, it is very small, like 4 mm long. Thanks! Montreal, Quebec. Canada Number 7087. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it may be a banded carpet beetle, Attagenus fasciatus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Also known as the wardrobe […]
7086. We had a nest of very large dark orange wasps last year, similar to the fat blue ones I have seen before. This is a wasp found in August. This is not the biggest I have seen but really want to know what they are. Burlington, Ontario. Canada Number 7086. This is […]
7085. What kind of spider is this it’s a bit scary. Dollard des ormeaux, Quebec. Canada Number 7085. This is Araneus diadematus, a cross orb weaver, aka a European garden spider. It is a harmless orb weaver (family Araneidae) that is found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. We often see […]
7084. An employee Found this crawling around on a roof next to a large maple tree. Never seen anything like it before. Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Canada Number 7084. This is a monkey slug caterpillar, Phobetron pithecium (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Contact with its hairs reportedly can cause dermatitis as well as painful inflammation in […]
7083. Inman, South Carolina. United States Number 7083. This is a yellow-striped oakworm, Anisota peigleri (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae); Click here for details on its life history.
7082. I took this picture in August of 2020. I can’t find it anywhere in order to identify it. Murillo, Ontario. Canada Number 7082. These are dogwood spittlebugs, Clastoptera proteus (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Clastopteridae); Click here and Click here.
7081. I am not looking to publish anything, I have never seen such a flying insect in this region during fifty years of living here. I am concerned about evasive species. Del D’Arcangelo. Courtenay, British Columbia. Canada Number 7081. This is a native species; it’s Urocerus californicus, a woodwasp/horntail (Hymenoptera/Siricidae), Click here. […]
7080. Very curious as to what type of hornet this. I’ve never seen one like this before at our cottage. Coldwater, Ont. Canada Number 7080. This is a European hornet, Vespa crabro (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), an introduced species. I have found these to be less aggressive than their cousins, yellow jackets. Click here […]
7079. Found in an apartment building in Windsor. Windsor, Ontario. Canada Number 7079. These appear to be assassin bugs known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’- Click here for more detailed information.
7078. Black with yellow stripes around its butt, it didnt seem aggressive but looked like it could sting. Looks similar to a hornet but way skinnier and its unlike anything I’ve seen. Trying to figure out if this is what caused my allergic reaction. Truro, NS. Canada Number 7078. This is […]
7077. We saw this or a twin bug carring a grasshopper at least 1 1/2 times its size which is about 2 1/2 “. rock creek, BC. Canada Number 7077. This is a banded horntail, Urocerus gigas flavicornis, (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Also known as a woodwasp, it would not have been carrying […]
7076. I believe they are cigarette beetles. Toronto, ON. Canada Number 7076. Based on the appearance of the antennae, these more likely are drugstore beetles, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). Control recommendations for both species are identical; Click here for details.
7075. WOODBRIDGE, ON. Canada Number 7075. These are Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), a widespread introduced pest species. Click here for more detailed information, including control recommendations.
7074. What kind of bug is this? Does it bite? Is it a bug that can turn into an infestation? Kelowna, BC. Canada Number 7074. This is a nymph of an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a cosmopolitan species often found indoors and reputed to have […]