7412. Central Alabama, afternoon, about 80F degrees. No way to measure size but compared to my skin – very small. Too small? Pelham, Alabama. United States
Number 7412. This appears to be a woolly aphid (Hemiptera/ : Aphididae); it strongly resembles an introduced species known as the Asian woolly hackberry aphid (Shivaphis celti) – see woolly aphid detailed information .
7411. Found in my bathroom on Oct 23, 2022. Campbellford, Ontario. Canada
Number 7411. This is a pseudoscorpion, an arachnid related to spiders and true scorpions that prey on other small arthropods. They are non-venomous and harmless to humans. Pseudoscorpion detailed information .
7410. Found on my neck inside my house. Campbellford, Ontario. Canada
Number 7410. This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae); possibly in the genus Xysticus. These are ambush predators on other small arthropods, and harmless to humans. See crab spider detailed information .
7410. Found on my neck inside my house. Campbellford, Ontario. Canada
Number 7410. This is an introduced species known as a tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus (Hemipter/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae. See Tuxedo bug detailed information & control suggestions .
7409. How do we get rid of these bugs? Armstrong, BC. Canada
Number 7409. This is an introduced species known as a tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus (Hemipter/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae. See Tuxedo bug detailed information & control suggestions .
7408. Woodrat or eastern grey Squirrel? Moncton, NB. Canada
Number 7408. This is a Gray squirrel.
7407. I see a few of these in my basement during summer mostly. Calgary, Alberta. Canada
Number 7407. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there.
7406. I found some of these in my house in Calgary, AB. Not sure if they all wondered in or is it something I should be more concerned about. They are 3/16” long, don’t fly and have 6 legs. Please help me determine what they are and how to deal with them.
Number 7406. The image is not clear enough for a confident identification. That aside, it resembles a darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). The vast majority of these are not pests, but as a few species will infest dry stored food products, you may want to check your pantry for signs of insect infestation. See Darkling beetle detailed information .
7405. Memramcook area in NB Canada. First of September, 2022 – 6am, photo with phone camera on the plastic siding of a HOUSE. Moncton, NB. Canada
Number 7405. What a beautiful insect! It’s a giant eastern crane fly, Pedicia albivitta (Diptera: Tipulidae). See Giant eastern crane fly detailed information .
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. 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
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
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 .
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
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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 .
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
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 .
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 .
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 .
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.
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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
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 .
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.
Previous owner of home has railroad ties as flowerbed retaining wall that are up against the North and south sides the house. The ties are full of carpenter ants and I’d like to get rid of them and the flower beds. Can I move them with active nests or will it cause them to scatter and create more nests, potentially in my house.
Even the most careful removal of the old railroad ties is likely to result in the displacement/dispersal of some of the ants. I suggest that you read the section on carpenter ant control found on our web pages – see https://tinyurl.com/2p96f8f7 (Carpentar Ant Identification & Control)
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 .
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
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 .
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.
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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
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
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
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