nymph of a brown marmorated stink bug

7404.      Hello, I have found one of these in my bed when I woke up, and I would like to know if this bug will bite in your sleep, thank you. Toronto, ON. Canada

 

 

Number 7404.  2. 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, primarily in orchards, in many areas of North America. They will come indoors in search for shelter, but do no harm there, and will not bite. See Brown marmorated stink bug detailed information 

Camel/cave cricket

7403.      Indoors, summer, the insect hops so I was thinking it was a grasshopper ? Calgary, Alberta. Canada

 

 

Number 7403.    This is a camel/cave cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae). They are for the most part nuisance pests, usually found in dark, damp situations such as basements, caves, under logs, etc. See Camel/cave cricket Detailed Information 

European garden spider

7402.        Please identify this spider. Campbellford, ON. Canada

 

 

Number 7402.    This is Araneus diadematus, a very common and widespread orb weaver known as the cross spider or European garden spider. See Cross Orb-weaver detailed information .

Plant bug

7401.        Please help us identify this bug! It is everywhere this summer but we haven’t seen it before at our house. Approximately 6mm in length, attracted to light. Very quick, jumps and flies. Just found so many of them hiding in my dahlias, either eating the buds or eating something else that ate the buds? I can’t be sure. They are frustrating as they keep getting in the house. It’s been very hot and dry, presumably the weather has to do with how many there are? It looks like some type of Hemiptera but I can’t narrow it down any further and we would love to know! Any info much appreciated. Thank you! Edmonton, AB. Canada

 

 

Number 7401.    This is a plant bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Miridae); it looks like a tarnished plant bug (also known as a lygus bug), Lygus lineolaris. These will do no damage indoors, but can e pests of quite a few garden and field plants – Click here

Larva of a larder beetle

7400.        Think it might be a carpet bettle. Saint john, NB. Canada

 

 

Number 7400.      This is a larva of a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) or a close relative. See Carpet Beetle Control Recommendation .

Nymph of a true bug

7399.        I thought it’s a tiny ant on my carpet. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada

 

 

Number 7399.      This is a nymph of a true bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera); a harmless accidental intruder.

Orb-weaving spider

7398.        Have never seen this spider before. Curious about it’s identity. Boissevain, Manitoba. Canada

 

 

Number 7398.      This is an orb-weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus; most likely a cat-faced spider, Araneus gemmoides – see cat-faced spider detailed information .

Pupal cases of a muscoid fly

7397.        These eggs were found on cotton bag in kitchen under other plastic bags, many thanks. Chessington, Surrey. United Kingdom

 

 

Number 7397.      These are empty pupal cases of a muscoid fly.

Two-spotted stink bug

7396.        Regina, Saskatchewan. Canada

 

 

Number 7396.      This is a two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is a predatory species that appears to prefer dining on the larvae of the Colorado potato beetle – see two-spotted stink bug detailed information .

Male lynx spider

7395.        Yonglan, Imphal Manipur. India

 

 

Number 7395.       This is a male lynx spider (family Oxyopidae) that is missing three of its legs. See lynx spider specimen . They do not spin capture webs, but either ambush or pursue their prey; they have quite good eyesight. See lynx spider detailed information .

Caterpillar of a sphinx moth

7394.         I found this on my patio! I have never seen one like this before! St. Johns, Nfld. Canada

 

 

Number 7394.     This is a caterpillar of a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). I cannot be absolutely certain, but it most likely is Sphinx kalmiae, known as the laurel or fawn sphinx. See fawn sphinx detailed information .

Terrestrial crustacean

7393.       This bug crawls out of my grass as soon as I start mowing. Any idea what it is? Thanks. Calgary, AB. Canada

 

 

Number 7393.    This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. They go by several common names, including sowbugs, pillbugs, and roly polys. The feed primarily on decomposing organic matter and are completely harmless. See sowbugs detailed information 

Cat-faced spider

7392.      I don’t know the species of this spider. The abdomen is the size of a man’s thumbnail. It weaves characteristic and regular spider webs (radiating spokes with a center). I’ve never seen such a large spider in Saskatchewan. My parents would come out to marvel at the spider every night as it sits on its web. Saskatoon, SK. Canada

 

 

Number 7392.     This is Araneus gemmoides, known as the cat-faced spider. It is common and widespread in North America; see Cat-faced spider more information .

Leaf beetle

7391.    A person brought beans and pulses. to the house. The container they were in was suddenly crawling with these. They are small. There was also Indian food there. Ottawa, ON. Canada

 

 

Number 7391.    This is a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the subfamily Bruchinae; these are known as pea or bean weevils. Your specimen appears to be a cowpea weevil, Callosobruchus maculatus. See Leaf beetle more information .

Nymphs of the eastern boxelder bug

7390.      Zoom in to see individual bugs as there were thousands of them . suspect termites? Burlington, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7390.    These are nymphs of the eastern boxelder bug, Boisea trivittatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhopalidae), a very common nuisance pest. See boxelder bug image .

Orb weaver

7389.      Seen this spider in summer till now. I have 2 in the front of my home, one under siding above a window and one in the crevice of our self roll up garden hose gadget, and one at the back under roof above kitchen door.. Webs are large. They don’t seem aggressive but I find the design on the orbital part of the body fascinating. I stay close to highway 16 so I am not sure if they are native to our area or hitchhiked a ride on any transport trucks from Haida Gwaii to Alberta and from Dease Lake to Vancouver. Skeena–Bulkley Valley, British Columbia. Canada

 

Number 7389.    This is an orb weaver in the genus Araneus, most likely A. gemmoides; see Orb weaver image . This species is native to British Columbia.

Treehopper

7388.      I thought it was a moth but it moves around more like a leaf or tree hopper. The head is the pinkish part, has 3 legs on either side (total 6), was the size of a small pea. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7388.    This appears to be a treehopper (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Membracidae), but the image is not clear enough to be absolutely certain. See treehopper detailed information .

Nymph of a true bug

7387.      Found a dozen in one day. Mainly crawling on interior walls in my third floor apartment. Just want to make sure they are not harmful. Vancouver, BC. Canada

Number 7387.      The is of a very young nymph of a true bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera), likely in the family Rhopalidae, such as a boxelder bug (Boiseatrivittata). These can be nuisance pests when they get indoors, but cause no real harm. See boxelder bug detailed information .

Forked fungus beetle

7386.      On our walks my husband and I had come across these bugs on a fungi. We have never seen these in the 12 years of walking our path. We are very curious on what they are etc. Thank you in advance for your information on this. Cherry Grove, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7386.      This is a male forked fungus beetle, Bolitotherus cornutus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). They and their larvae feed in and on shelf fungi; see Forked fungus beetle detailed information .

Aphid

7385.      What is this? I found it on my bed. I have bites too. Gatineau, Quebec. Canada

 

Number 7385.      This is an aphid (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Sometimes called plant lice, aphids are sap feeders on a very wide variety of plants, and some species vector viral diseases of plants. They do not bite people. See Aphid Detailed Information .

Marbled orb weaver

7384.      My best guess is a variety of Orb Weaver Spider? East St. Paul, Manitoba. Canada

 

Number 7384.      It is indeed an orb weaver (family Araneidae); it most likely is a marbled orb weaver, Araneus marmoreus. This species comes in a very wide variety of colour patterns. See Marbled orb weaver detailed information .

Hairy chinch bug

7383.      There was over 300 all over my house brick walls this sunny and hot afternoon, had not seen a single one before that time. Around 30 minutes after mowing the lawn I realized they were everywhere. Have not seen one inside yet but I guess they could just be hiding ? Montreal, Quebec. Canada

 

Number 7383.    This looks like a hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae) a common lawn/turf pest. See Hairy chinch bug detailed information .

Nymph of an assassin bug

7382.      This was on a cake that was in a box in our fridge. It’s really small and started to move when we tried to touch it to see if it was even a bug. Richmond Hill, ON. Canada

 

Number 7382.    This appears to be 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 a very painful ‘bite’- see Assassin Bug Detailed Information .

Funnel weavers

7381.      Hello, I live in a basement suite in Southern Alberta and I’ve been seeing these spiders everywhere inside. They are between the size of a nickel and a dime. Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7381.    These most likely are funnel weavers (family Agelenidae) in the genus Eratigena. They are not dangerous to humans. See Funnel weavers detailed information

European firebug

7380.      Scarborough, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7380.    This is a European firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae), an introduced species currently sporadically distributed in North America. See European firebug Image & Map Distribution . These primarily are nuisance pests that reportedly feed mainly on the seeds of plants in the mallow family. See European firebug control recommendations .

Lace bug

7379.      These bugs are found in my Saskatoon bushes in my backyard. I am covered with them when I come out from picking the berries.. they are very small about 3-5 mm in length and black This is the first year I have seen them. Calgary, AB. Canada

 

Number 7379.    This is a lace bug, Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Tingidae; these insects usually are found on the underside of leaves where they feed on sap. I have seen no reports of them causing serious damage to Saskatoon bushes; you might try washing them off with a strong stream of water from a garden hose.

Larder beetle

7378.      Found on a carpet hiding under a rug. Should I throw the rug away? Cap-Chat, Quenec. Canada

 

Number 7378.    This is a larder beetle. Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). You should check all food storage areas for signs of infestation by their larvae; they should pose no threat to your carpet. See Larder beetle detailed information & control recommendation .

Stink bug

7377.      Found this under my covers when I woke up. Been having skin bumps and dry skin peeling around knuckles for the last one two weeks. Coquitlam, BC. Canada

 

Number 7377.    This is a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae. Strictly an accidental intruder that would not be responsible for any of your symptoms. See Stink bug detailed information

Ailanthus webworm moth

7376.      I found it inside, never seen a bug like that. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7376.      This looks like an ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva aurea (Lepidoptera: Attevidae). See Ailanthus webworm moth detailed information .

Deer fly

7375.      Brantford, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7375.      This is a deer fly (Diptera: Tabanidae) in the genus Chrysops. It looks a lot like Chrysops vittatus – see Deer Fly Detailed Information; but I cannot be absolutely certain as several other species can have similar markings. Female deer flies are obligate blood feeders on mammals, including humans. Their ‘bite’ (more of a stab or slice) can be quite painful.

Nymph of a true bug

7374.      Tons of these on our shaded south facing balcony. Removed the potted plants and it helped reduce the numbers but there are still lots around. Not sure what kind of beetle? Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada

 

Number 7374.      This is a nymph of a true bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera); it looks like that of an elm seed bug (Arocatus melanocephalus), an introduced European species that has become quite a nuisance pest in areas of western North America. See Elm Seed Bug Control Suggestions .

Carpet beetle

7373.      What is this? Cincinnati, Ohio. United States

 

Number 7373.     This appears to be a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). See Carpet Beetle Detailed Information .

Robber fly

7372.      Sacre-Coeur, Sacre-Coeur Quebec. Canada

 

Number 7372.      This is a robber fly (Diptera: Asilidae). These are ambush predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects. See Robber fly Detailed Information .