Thousands of pest photos submitted for identification.

German cockroach

7328.       These have been in my apartment and also black specs in the kitchen cupboards which are cleaned regularly. Saskatoon, SK. Canada


Number 7328.       This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Western conifer seed bug

7327.     I find a couple of these every day in my home. They are easy to catch the hardly move when you come up to them. Often on lamp shades, or window blinds. I keep a very clean house it is also open concept, living room dining room and kitchen are one large area. they are driving me crazy never had bugs like this before. We live in the country and have no problem with mice just these little devils. Milton, Ontario. Canada


Number 7327.     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. See Western Conifer Seed Bug Detailed Information .

Brown marmorated stink bug

7326.      Murray River, Murray River PEI. Canada


Number 7326.      This is a brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is an introduced species that has become a pest, primarily in orchards, in many areas of North America. They will come indoors in search for shelter, but do no harm there See Brown marmorated stink bug detailed information .

Drugstore beetle

7325.       These “beetles” fly and are approx 3-4mm in length. They are coming in through our very tightly sealed windows!!! It’s been -40C here recently. We have never had bugs in our house before and find this quite alarming! We are not finding them in food but mostly they stay close to the window area or sometimes on the wall close to a light. What do I need to do to kill these!! Thnx for your help!! PS We are located in southern SK- Saskatoon, SK. Canada


Number 7325.       This appears to be a drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This is a cosmopolitan pest species that can infest a very wide variety of dry stored food products. See Drugstore beetle detailed information .

German cockroach

7323.     I have a picture of a bug and I want to see if it is a cockroach or not! I can’t tell because of the way the oven looks but it looks like it has 8 legs. It was a really light brown and it stayed there when I turned the light on, it didn’t run that fast either. I really want to know if it is a cockroach because I am really freaked out lol! Thank you so much and if you have any other questions let me know. London


Number 7324.     This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Western conifer seed bug

7323.    He flies and I keep seeing new ones around the house. Not sure if him and his friends are eating the wood in the house or are just looking for someplace warm for the winter. Who’s this neat bug guy. Fredericton, NB. Canada


Number 7323.    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. See Western Conifer Seed Bug Detailed Information .

German cockroach

7322.     I have just had some renos done and have noticed these popping up. London, Ontario. Canada


Number 7322.     This is a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See German Cockroach Control Recommendations .

Fishing spider

7321.       Found in washer dec 2021. Mount uniack, Nova Scotia. Canada


Number 7321.      This is a fishing spider (family Pisauridae) in the genus Dolomedes; likely D. tenebrosus. Sometimes also called dock spiders, they are the largest spiders native to Canada; they are not dangerous to humans. Also, in spite of their name, they often are found at quite some distance from any body of water. See Fishing spider detailed information .

Scuttle fly

7320.     This is a large flow moving fly of sorts that has infested my home. I’ve tried the various ways thinking it may be some fruit fly but it is not attracted to anything. Seems this fly only heads my way when i’m eating or drinking something…almost like it likes my breath. They are slow moving but you still cant kill them easily. They disappear until people start moving around. they are concentrated in the kitchen and in my basement office…other rooms of the house they are not in. They have now been around for about 6 weeks. I’ve cleaned everything but cant seem to get rid of them. They wont even fly onto a fly trap. There are babies and very very large ones. How can I get rid of these? Thank you. North Bay, Ontario. Canada


Number 7320.      This is a scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae); see Scuttle fly image . Sometimes also known as hump-backed flies, their larvae feed on a very wide variety of decomposing organic matter and the adult flies can be serious nuisances when they occur indoors. See Scuttle fly detailed information & control recommendations . Also, your specimen is an adult fly; it will not get any bigger. The larger flies you are seeing would be a different species. 


7319.          Can you identify what these bugs are and let me know about them? Aurora, ON. Canada


Number 7319.  These appears to be firebrats, Thermobia domestica (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae); cosmopolitan nuisance pests. Firebrats detailed information & control suggestions 

Assassin bug

7318.       This photo was taken in October around 8pm after dark. The unknown insect appeared to be eating a spider. St Catharines, Ontario. Canada


Number 7318.       This is an assassin bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae in the subfamily Emesinae (thread-legged bugs). Some of these specialize in feeding on spiders, Assassin Bug Detailed Information 

Tortoise beetle

7317.      It’s rare insect for me can know it’s name and what is this?? MON, NAGALAND. India


Number 7317.      This is a tortoise beetle, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, subfamily Cassidinae; possibly in the genus Aspidimorpha – Tortoise beetle example . They feed primarily on plants in the morning glory family.

Flat bug

7316.       Insect found on the bathroom floor on Nov 1st, 2021. We did kill the insect and noticed it also had 2 wings lying flat on top of body. Wondering if it is a pest, or how could have gotten inside on 2nd floor of the house. Also would like to know what it feeds on and if its bite could be potentially dangerous. (Allergies, side effects, etc). Thank you! Calgary, Alberta. Canada


Number 7316.       This appears to be a flat bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Aradidae, possibly in the genus Aradus – Flat bug image . It is a harmless accidental intruder; they feed mainly on fungus under tree bark. 


7315.     Please zoom and assist me with the bug identity please and thank you. Mississauga ON. Canada


Number 7315.    This appears to be a silverfish, Lepisma saccharinum (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae), a cosmopolitan nuisance pest. Silverfish information and control recommendations 

Scarab beetle

7314.          Found insect outside the building, just want to get the picture out maybe it might be of interest to some research. I would like to know the name too. thanks. Asian city, Doha, Industrial area, Qatar


Number 7314.     This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it cannot be identified any further without seeing a dorsal (top side) view. Scarab beetle detailed information

Cross orb weaver

7313.           Laval, QC. Canada


Number 7313.           This is a female orb weaving spider (family Araneidae); namely Araneus diadematus, one known as the cross orb weaver or the European garden spider (it occurs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean). All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Cross orb weaver detailed information 

Carpenter ant

7312.          Central Alabama, mid-day on Oct 24. Approx. 1/2 inch in length. Pelham, Alabama. United States


Number 7312.          This appears to be a carpenter ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae; Camponotus sp.); Carpenter ant information & control recommendations 

Click beetle

7311.        In the second floor of our house in Kitchener, ON. Started to see a few in tub and shower each morning, but several more in our bedrooms along baseboard. They are approx 5mm, and do jump (no wings). October 2021, residential area, no farms, forest or construction nearby. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada

Number 7311.        This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental intruder. They ‘jump’ by flexing their thorax and not with their legs;  Click Beetle detailed information 

Foreign grain beetle

7310.      About a mm in length. Quite a few in all rooms of house on floor and ceiling. Kincardine, Ontario. Canada


Number 7310.     This appears to be a foreign grain beetle, Ahasverus advena (Coleoptera: Silvanidae). They are harmless nuisance pests; Foreign grain beetle detailed information 


7309.             Found alone walking along carpet. About 3/16″ long (4.5 mm). Can someone identify I? Collingwood, ON. Canada


Number 7309.           This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). It looks like an alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, an introduced pest species. Weevil detailed information 

Larva of a beetle

7308.           I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have 2 dogs and the one dogs keep biting at his rear quarters and I found this close to his bed. Your help would be greatly appreciated. I found in the house and the weather has been cooling down from the 80s to now only in the 70’s.. Coraopolis, PA. United States


Number 7308.         This is a larva of a beetle, likely a soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). They are predators on other insects and would have no interest in your dogs. Soldier beetle example 

Grain beetles

7307.          Indoor, summer to fall, June to now October. Found in/on drawers, hats, bathtub, sink, bed, clothes, floor, floor mats. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada


Number 7307.       These are grain beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Grain beetles detailed information 

Caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth

7306.           What thee diddly-darn friccadilly square snick snack tic tac FRICK is that. Moonstone, ON. Canada


Number 7306.      This is a caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth, Hyles gallii (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). The caterpillars of this species come in a wide variety of colour patterns, Bedstraw hawkmoth detailed information 

Two-spotted stink bug

7305.         This guy was crawling across my garage floor Sept. 27 2021 in Airdrie Alberta. He looked a little bigger than a ladybug.I took the picture and let him continue on his way. I’ve never seen a beetle with these markings before. Can you tell me what it is? Airdrie, Alberta. Canada


Number 7305.      This is a two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), a predatory species that appears to prefer feeding on the larvae of the Colorado potato beetle. They come in two colour forms; tan as in your example and black with red markings.  Two-spotted stink bug detailed information .

Plant bug

7304.       Sep 26/21 Was a warm day and I was standing on my patio when this bug bit my leg which started to sting. Langdon, Alberta. Canada


Number 7304.     This is a plant bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Miridae). Their bite is of no consequence. Plant bug detailed information 

Grass spider

7303.      I found this Spider trapped in the sink bowl. Ottawa, On. Canada


Number 7303.   This is a very gravid female grass spider (family Agelenidae) in the genus Agelenopsis. They are not dangerous to humans. Grass spider detailed information 

Wood wasp

7302.      Insect is 1.5″ long not including the tube at the rear. Two found on dead elm tree, but not sort of nest was found on or in the tree when i cut it down. They did not act aggressive either. Oxford Mills, Ontario. Canada


Number 7302.  This is a wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), it appears to be one known as the pigeon tremex (Tremex columba). Wood wasp detailed information 

Larva of a darkling beetle

7301.      We are experiencing a lot of sawdust on the floor of our log cabin. We keep sweeping it up, but it is there again in a couple of days. Obviously, something is eating the wood, so we sprayed the logs with Raid, and the insect/larva pictured was found on the floor a short while later. About six others also were found a couple at a time, in varying sizes, after repeated Raid sprayings. Some of the insects were much thinner and shorter. This was one of the bigger ones.However, Raid did not kill it. Could you tell me what kind of bug this is? We want to get an expert in to deal with this, but don’t know what insect is eating the wood. Thank you. Hagar, ON. Canada


Number 7301.  This appears to be a larva of a darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the genus Tenebrio, These may bore into rotten wood, but will not damage sound wood. They primarily feed on damp/moldy grains and the like. Darkling beetle detailed information 

Terrestrial crustacean

7300.      I have found multiples of these. They haven’t seemed to bug me in the sense of bite, but not sure what they are. Killed 5 in the same night, all the same size. Unionville, Ontario. Canada


Number 7300.    This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. They go by a variety of common names, including sowbugs, pill bugs, roly-polys, and slaters; they mostly are scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but some have been known to damage tender plant parts such as potato tubers. Terrestrial crustacean detailed information 

Ground beetle

7299.      Found these two insects in pest trap inside building in September 2021, but they may have been trapped at any point between Jan. 2021 and now. Any guidance identifying would be helpful. Would especially like to know whether or not they are the same species. The Pas, Manitoba. Canada


Number 7299.     These are two different species of ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The vast majority of these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. Ground beetle detailed information 

Crane fly

7298.      Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Canada


Number 7298.    This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae). They are harmless, but the larvae of some species (known as leatherjackets) can be turf pests. Crane Fly images 


7297.      Hi, found these tiny insects on a tropical indoor plant. Very small, 0.5 to 1 mm. Some seem to be slightly different than the others as it can be seen on the second picture. Bromont, QC. Canada


Number 7297.    These are aphids (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Also known as plant lice, they are all sap feeders on plants, and some species can vector viral diseases of plants. They usually can be controlled by an application of an insecticidal soap. Aphids detailed information 

Mature larva/prepupa of a rodent bot fly

7296.      Found in our kitchen drawer along with a small rat. Can you please identify. Napanee, Ontario. Canada


Number 7296.  This is a mature larva/prepupa of a rodent bot fly (Diptera: Oestridae; Cuterebra sp.). These develop under the skin of their host animal, breathing through a hole in the animal’s skin. When the finish their development, they emerge through that breathing hole and seek out a safe place to pupate.  Mature larva/prepupa of a rodent bot fly detailed information  These flies used to be placed in a family of their own (Cuterebridae), but are now considered a subfamily under Oestridae.