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 .

Bark louse

7371.      Tons of these little guys on the balcony above mine at my apartment building. It is a wooden balcony. They seem to leave a fine sand like debris that falls down onto my balcony. They don’t appear to be IN the wood but there are 100s of them on the surface. Any idea what they are and how I can get rid of them? (Or how my land lord can get rid of them) Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada

 

Number 7371.      This is a bark louse (order Psocodea); these are completely harmless, feeding primarily on mould, pollen, fragments of dead insects, algae, and lichens. There is no need for control, but if their presence is objectionable, simply wash them away with a stream of water. See Bark louse life cycle .

Ants

7370.      Hello, we found these timing up side of a wooden pool shed. We are unsure of what they are or how to treat them. Hope you can assist us with this. Thank you. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7370.       These are ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The larger one with wings likely is a female reproductive (queen); the others are workers (sterile females). They are not carpenter ants and pose no danger to the shed structure; they likely are just on the lookout for food source. See Ants Information .

Caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly

7369.      These were found on my orchard. Can you say what type of pest are these? Orange Walk Town Belize.

 

Number 7369.      This is a caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae); possibly a giant swallowtail, Papilio rumiko – see Caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly image .

Darkling beetle

7368.      Woke up around 9AM to go to washroom & noticed this bug on its back on the floor. I took it outside & put it on my balcony to take this picture. I suppose it didn’t like the heat though because it then stopped moving after that. I tried looking it up, but im now expert. Looked like a couple options to me, thats why I posted here. Because I haven’t seen this before this year. Thanks in advance. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7368.      This is a darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae); it looks like Tenebrio molitor, their larvae are known as yellow mealworms. They sometimes will be found in granaries or food storage areas where they feed on mouldy grain and the like. See Darkling beetle detailed information .

Assassin bug

7367.     Bloomfield, ON. Canada

 

Number 7367.      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 a very painful ‘bite’- see Assassin Bug Detailed Information 

Nymph of a cockroach

7366.    Hi, if you could please identity this bug I would really appreciate it! It was found on the wall near the stove. Thank you! Guelph, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7366.      This is a nymph of a cockroach, possibly a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae);  a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. See cockroach control recommendations 

Carpet beetle

7365.      Gatineau, Quebec. Canada

 

Number 7365.      This has the appearance of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the tribe Attagenini, the group that includes the black carpet beetle an allies. You should check all dry stored food products as well as any woolen/silk/leather fabrics/clothing items in storage for signs of damage. See Carpet Beetle Control Recommendations 

White-spotted sawyer beetle

7364.        Winnipeg, MB. Canada

 

Number 7364.        This is a white-spotted sawyer beetle, Monochamus scutellatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). They attack primarily dead or dying trees; see White-spotted sawyer beetle detailed information 

Weevil

7363.        Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC. Canada

 

Number 7363.      It’s a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the subfamily Cryptorhynchinae; it looks like Cryptorhynchus lapathi, known as the poplar-and-willow borer. They and their larvae feed on willow, poplar, alder, and birch. See Weevils detailed information 

Scarab beetle

7362.        Found this guy, dead on the floor in the closet where we store the cat food. He is almost 1.5cm long. Reddish-Brown in colour. I’ve never seen him before and cannot identify him with what I’ve searched online. New Westminster, British Columbia. Canada

 

Number 7362.      This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); it appears to be one of the so-called May beetles/June bugs in the genus Phyllophaga. They are foliage feeders, but seldom do serious damage, but the larvae of some species (‘white grubs’) can be destructive pests of lawns/turf, feeding on the roots of grasses. See Scarab beetle detailed information 

Aphid

7361.       What is this bug. Lethridge, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 7361.     It’s an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae); likely a giant conifer aphid in the genus Cinara – see Aphid example & Aphid Detailed Information

Crab spider

7360.        Found in a plastic bin in the back yard on June 19, 2022 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in the late afternoon, early evening, 22C, mostly cloudy. It’s about the size of my pinky fingernail. Fort McMurray, AB. Canada

 

Number 7360.    This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae). These are ambush predators that sit and wait for something to come into grabbing range. Many species can be found on flowers and other vegetation. See Crab spider detailed information 

Aphid

7359.        Taber, AB. Canada

 

Number 7359.    This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). These all are sap feeders, and some species are important vectors of viral plant diseases. See Aphid Detailed Information

Nymph of a cicada

7358.        Found on South Pender Island BC Canada.

 

Number 7358.    This is a nymph of a cicada (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) in the genus Okanagana. They feed underground on the roots of trees, and when mature, tunnel up to the surface to change into the adult form.

Clear-winged moth

7357.        I looked through a bug list of all wasps, moths and similar shaped insects and could not positively identify this insect based on markings. One list for Ontario, one for Michigan. I suspect it is an ichumen wasp or blue winged wasp along some part of its lifecycle or even a separate sub species that was not available on other sites. Where I expected a stinger at the rear of the insect was a soft fleshy translucent appendage it looked to be using to probe it’s surroundings. This was covered in small hairs. I am no expert and the lists only comprised of 200 odd-ish insects. Enterprise, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7357.    This is a clear-winged moth (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in the genus Synanthedon. It looks like a peach tree borer – see Clear-winged moth detailed information 

Leaf-footed bug

7356.        Found this crawling on the wall outside my house. Barrie, ON. Canada

 

Number 7356.    This appears to be a leaf-footed bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). It does not appear to be known pest species. See  Leaf-footed bug detailed information 

Elm sawfly

7355.        This was on a daylily plant in our front yard on approximately June 13 in the early afternoon. Regina, SK. Canada

 

Number 7355.    This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). They lack a sting and are completely harmless; see Elm sawfly detailed information 

Fishing spider

7354.        I found this spider 2 weeks ago on my concrete basement floor. Did not find any web. Must have been feeding on the spider crickets that make their way into my basement. It is quite large, about 3 inches from tip of legs. I put it on a regular napkin for visual size reference. Can you please identify and let me know if it is aggressive and how venomous is the bite. Thanks! Sewell, NJ. United States

 

Number 7354.    This is a fishing spider (family Pisauridae) in the genus Dolomedes. They are not aggressive, but large specimens can deliver a painful (but not dangerous) bite if handled carelessly. See Fishing spider detailed information 

Larva of a tortoise beetle

7353.        Unfamiliar insect in potato patch at new home. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7353.   This looks like a larva of a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Cassidinae). These feed primarily on the leaves of plants in the morning glory and potato/tomato families, but seldom are abundant enough to cause real harm. See tortoise beetle detailed information

Drugstore beetle

7352.        I think this might be a bed bug! Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7352.    This appears to be a drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). This beetle, along with its look-alike cousin the cigarette beetle, can infest a very wide variety of dry stored food products. See Drugstore beetle detailed information 

Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

7351.        Found indoors, found 2, slightly south of Ottawa, June , thank you for your time. RICHMOND, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7351.    This a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil image

Spring fishfly

7350.        Flew very silently into nearby tree after a while of being on my thumb. Found on screen door, plucked gently off of it and placed on thumb. Was wondering, what is it? It looks pretty cool, but my family is arguing about it being a type of grasshopper or moth. Personally I was going for a type of cicada, but it made no noise after being found or before. Owen Sound, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7350.      This is a spring fishfly, Chauliodes rastricornis (Megaloptera: Corydalidae). It is harmless; see Spring fishfly detailed information  

Click beetle

7349.        We have been seeing multiple pests like this one in our home since mid-May 2022 to now. This particular pest is 4mm long but we have also seen smaller, similar ones that range from 1-3 mm in length. For the past few weeks, it has been at times hot, humid and also rainy outdoors in Pointe-Claire, QC but the temperature in our home is controlled at roughly 21 degrees c everyday. Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Canada

 

Number 7349.      This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae); an accidental intruder that will do no harm. Click Beetle detailed information 

Springtail

7348.        This landed (fell off of me?) on my cutting board today around 6pm. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 7348.      This is a springtail (order Collembola), a primitive arthropod closely related to true insects. It is harmless. Springtails Detailed Information 

March flies

7347.        Noticed these bugs swarming at night time , attracted to light. Could you please help me identify please. Na, St etienne de bolton. Canada

 

Number 7347.      These are march flies (Diptera; Bibionidae); completely harmless. March flies detailed information