6949. Can someone please let me know what type of bug this is? It is found near the toilet, sink, carpet, beds of our home. I have been getting bug bites on my lower body and I believe this bug is causing that bite. Any identification would be helpful. Calgary, Alberta. Canada
Number 6949. This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). They would not be responsible for any bites, but you should inspect any woolen/silk fabrics/clothing as well as dry stored food products for signs of their larvae – Click here for an image and Click here for some control recommendations.
6948. Found it pretty much dead on my lawn in the town of Manila. Canada
Number 6948. This is a sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Manduca, likely M. quinquemaculata, whose caterpillar is known as the tomato hornworm. Either its wings never expanded after it emerged from its pupa, or something has torn them off. Click here for an image.
6947. Very small black bug with a white stripe on the back. We have thousands of these on our foundation concrete. They seem to be active during the day, and less active when the sun sets. Gatineau, Quebec. Canada
Number 6947. These may be nymphs of the hairy chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Blissidae), a common pest of lawns/turf. Click here for more detailed information.
6946. These insects were found late at night 11pm/12am. They were all around the window trying to get into the house. About 20 of them did find their way in the house crawling on the ground and flying around the lights. About 5-10mm long with 4 legs and possibly 2 more small ones under the front portion of the body. The day had been warm (July 6the about 20 degrees all day). A light rain in the evening for about an hour. Please let me know if you need anything else from me. Thank you. St.Albert, Alberta. Canada
Number 6946. This appears to be an aquatic insect known as a water boatman (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Corixidae). They are good fliers, and often are attracted to lights at night. They are completely harmless. Click here for more detailed information.
6945. Found outside flying in July around 7:30 pm in South Western Ontario. Only one seen at the time of capture. Any ideas on species? Thanks so much. Woodstock, Ontario. Canada
Number 6945. This appears to be a day-flying firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Some net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) in the genus Plateros can be very similar in appearance, but their wing covers have a reticulate pattern rather than being smooth.
6944. Please can you tell me what this is. I’m worried to walk barefoot in the grass. Thank you. Richmond, BC. Canada
Number 6944. This is a jumping spider (family Salticidae) in the genus Phidippus, likely Phidippus johnsoni; Click here for an image. They are harmless to humans.
6943. Langley, British Columbia. Canada
Number 6943. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. Click here for an example.
6942. Sumbitch got hit five times with a flyswatter before I killed it. Waynesboro, Tennessee. United States
Number 6942. This is a male velvet ant (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), likely in the genus Timulla. These are parasitic primarily on ground-nesting bees and wasps, and the wingless females (sometimes called ‘cow-killers’) have a wickedly painful sting. Males lack a sting, and are harmless.
6941. I just caught this about 5 inches under the foot of my bed and has 6 legs just now and would like to know what on earth is this my friends? Steve.
Number 6941. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). These basically are scavengers, but some may be predatory on other small arthropods as well. Finding them is no cause for alarm. Click here for more detailed information.
6940. Hello, Please let me know what this is. Toronto Canada, photo taken June 20 – 25. Thank you very much. Maria. Toronto, Ontario. Canada
Number 6940. 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’- Click here for more detailed information.
6939. These bugs are really tiny, they jump and they are on my raspberry canes and also my milkweed plants. Colton, SD. United States
Number 6939. These appear to be two-marked treehoppers, Enchenopa binotata (Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae). Click here for detailed information.
6938. Found a few in canola field. Seem to eat the stems just under the flowers. Crazy j, Sk. Canada
Number 6938. This is a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Lytta; they look like Nuttall’s blister beetle, Lytta nuttalli Click here for an image.
6937. Does anyone know what this thing is?? York, ON. Canada
Number 6937. This is a squash vine borer, Melitta curcurbitae (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), a serious garden pest. Click here for more detailed information.
6936. Found indoors, is about 3-5mm long. Never seen before. Any ideas? Holland Landing, Ontario. Canada
Number 6936. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.
6935. July 2, 11:30pm North Kawartha, Ontario. Canada
Number 6935. This is a cockroach, but it does not appear to be one of the common peridomestic pest species. Click here
6934. Found this bug on the bed sheet cover early one morning. Waipahu, HI. United States
Number 6934. This is a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); ones like this are general predators on small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids and scale insects. Click here for an image
6933. This was swimming in our pool. No idea what it is. Paris, ON. Canada
Number 6933. This is a male eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae), it would have been drowning, not swimming. Dobsonfly larvae (hellgrammites) are aquatic, but the adults are strictly aerial. The long, sickle-like mandibles of males are harmless, but those of the females (as well as hellgrammites) are very stout and can draw blood. Click here for more detailed information.
6932. Toronto, Ontario. Canada
Number 6932. This is a comb-footed/cobweb spider in the family Theridiidae, possibly a triangulate cobweb spider, Steatoda triangulosa. They are harmless to humans, and may eat more dangerous spiders, Click here for more detailed information.
6931. Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Canada
Number 6931. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex Americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6930. Do you know what this is? The closet I could find online was an Emerald Ash Boarer except it doesn’t have a green shell just translucent brown wings. Sunderland, Ontario. Canada
Number 6930. This is a cuckoo wasp (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). These are parasitic on (primarily ground-dwelling) solitary bee and wasp species; Click here for additional information.
6929. It was too large to be a bed bug. It was approximately 1.5 cm and had a very large abdomen. Vancouver, BC. Canada
Number 6929. This is a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae of the type known as May beetles or June bugs. They are good (albeit clumsy) fliers that are attracted to lights at night and often accidentally get indoors. They will do no harm there. Click here for some suggestions.
6928. In Calgary, AB, It seems every year in June when the weather is warm and rainy, I keep finding this little black beetle crawling up walls or coming out from under baseboards in my bathroom, basement and kitchen/near the back door. The ones in the basement are like this little guy in the picture but I also find bigger light brown ones.
The black ones are slightly smaller than a ladybug. What is it, why do they keep coming back year after year and how do I eliminate them??? Calgary, AB. Canada
Number 6928. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there. You really cannot eliminate them short of hermetically sealing your house. Click here for an example.
6927. Manassas, Virginia United States
Number 6927. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental intruder. Click here for more detailed information.
6926. There a been a number of these small less than 5 mm flying bugs around our 4th floor apartment that last few evenings. We find them on the couch or flying around the living room. Waterloo, Ontario. Canada
Number 6926. This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), they are general predators on other small arthropods. Some species can secrete a noxious fluid that can cause eye/skin irritation. Click here for some examples.
6925. Hi i know I do not live in Canada but I was hoping that you could tell me what kind of bug this is. I have now seen two of them and where do they come from? NEW YORK, NY. United States
Number 6925. This is a flat-backed millipede, Diplopoda: Polydesmida; they are very common outdoors in moist, shady habitats. The vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. One species, the so-called garden millipede, can damage very tender plants. Click here for an image
6924. Lanark, Ontario. Canada
Number 6924. Great find! This is a wasp-mimicking mantisfly, Climaciella brunnea (Neuroptera: Mantispidae); Click here for images and more information.
6923. Do you know what this insect is? Was on side of house, just over 2 inches long, brown colour. Is it harmful to house or trees? Midland, ON. Canada
Number 6923. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera; Cerambycidae); it looks like a brown prionid, Orthosoma brunneum. It will not damage your house or trees, Click here for more detailed information.
6922. Hello, So over the past three weeks I have found 4 of this bugs. 3 of them were on the upstairs bathroom floor. One of them was in the bathtub right by the drain. From what I can see they are dead. They just appear overnight. I found the one in the picture this morning. The one in the tub was two days ago. There is no window in that bathroom. There is a bathroom fan that could be a point of entry? Not sure. Attached are the pictures from this morning. Thank you, Susan.
Number 6922. This is a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae of the type known as May beetles or June bugs. They are good (albeit clumsy) fliers that are attracted to lights at night and often accidentally get indoors. They will do no harm there. Click here for some suggestions.
6921. Hi, we put Cedar Mulch in our yard a week ago and now we are finding these moths on exterior walls around windows and hundreds of them inside the house. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada
Number 6921. These are moths in the family Noctuidae of a type whose larvae often are called cutworms. Those can be quite destructive in a garden but the moths themselves are harmless. Click here for an example.
6920. Hi wondering what type of insect this is? Cobble Hill, BC. Canada
Number 6920. This is a sawfly in the family Cimbicidae; most likely an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana. Click here for more detailed information.
6919. Even the dogs that will normally kill bugs stayed away from this one. Doesn’t seem to be able to fly, just crawls around slowly. Cudworth, SK. Canada
Number 6919. This is a moth in the family Erebidae, subfamily Arctiinae, whose wings failed to expand properly after it emerged from its cocoon. As it is a female, it may still be able to mate and lay eggs if a male finds her in time. Click here for an example.
6918. Clinged to our bathing suits when we were swimming in Wabamun lake (freshwater). Haven’t seen anything like this in 20 years. Seba Beach, Alberta. Canada
Number 6918. This is an amphipod, a harmless crustacean. Nearly all are aquatic or marine, feeding mainly on decomposing organic matter. They sometimes are called scuds or side-swimmers. Click here for more detailed information.
6916. We thought it was a deer fly but it stung me twice causing hospitalization. Stings, not bites confirmed by ER. Sturgeon County, Alberta. Canada
Number 6916. This is indeed a deer fly (Diptera: Tabanidae; Chrysops sp.), Click here for an example. They bite and do NOT sting; your E.R. is sadly mistaken.
6915. Copper gold colored beetle like insect, still alive, wondering whether it came out of packages I opened that were from China, Japan and New Mexico. Cornwall, ON. Canada
Number 6915. This is a metallic wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Buprestidae); it looks like a Dicerca sp. – Click here for an example. These are native species.
6914. Found inside house. Toronto, On. Canada
Number 6914. This is 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’- Click here for more detailed information.
6913. My first name is Jacqueline and this photo was taken in my home in North Carolina. It’s a very small bug – as small as one of the tiny black ants. It’s found here in the bathroom sink, in a bathroom next to the bedroom. It was taken today, Jun 25 and it’s been hot and humid outside. When I tried to get close to take the picture, it jumped (or flew?). It seems like it jumped. I think it was attracted to the sink because the sink is wet. This isn’t a baby cockroach right? Thank you! Chapel Hill, NC. United States
Number 6913. This is a springtail, a primitive arthropod in the order Collembola, closely related to true insects. These basically are harmless scavengers on bits of decomposing organic matter, but they can become nuisance pests when they occur indoors in large numbers. They are quite susceptible to desiccation, so keeping indoor humidity levels as low as practical is the best control. Click here for an example
6912. Kitchener, Ontario. Canada
Number 6912. This is a long-legged fly, Diptera: Dolichopodidae, likely in the genus Condylostylus, Click here for an example. These are predators on other small arthropods.
6911. Hi, for few days now, we noticed these bugs come to our balcony around 9:30pm. And we do not know how to get rid of that and we do not know what can attract us? Do you know what is it? They always come around 9:30 pm and fly for about 30 mns , then leave , the same thing every day. Thanks for your help. We do not their names since it is our first time to see these bugs. We never experienced that last summer .. Surrey, British Columbia. Canada
Number 6911. This is a scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in the subfamily Melolonthinae of the type commonly called May beetles or June bugs. They are attracted to lights at night, so you should try replacing the bulbs in your outside lights with ones that give off a less attractive frequency. Click here for some suggestions.
6910. Please let me know is that new species or not… Satara, Wai. India
Number 6910. This is a male Chrysilla volupe, a jumping spider (family Salticidae) that was thought to be extinct until spotted in 2018. Click here for all the details.
6909. Hi. Moved in April one. A few days later the German Cockroaches arrived. I’ve had two “treatments” from the exterminator. Cleaned everything …everything. All food in commercial grade food containers, vacuuming twice a day, bleaching floors. I don’t know if they are completely eliminated yet. I was just on my way to go out the back door and saw this little stinker! Looked online and sent pics to Management company. Any idea what this is? Should I maybe just move lol. With Thanks. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada
Number 6909. No need to worry about this one – it is a nymph of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the genus Apoecilus. These are predators on other small insects and are harmless to humans. Click here for an example.
6908. What kind of wasp/hornet is it? Delta, British Columbia. Canada
Number 6908. This is a robber fly (Diptera: Asilidae) in the subfamily Laphriinae. Robber flies are ambush predators on many other insects, and several species in the subfamily Laphriinae are excellent bee mimics. Click here for an example
6907. Please identify? Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada
Number 6907. This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex America (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). They lack a sting and are harmless to humans; their larvae often are mistaken for caterpillars. Click here for additional information.
6906. I have a lot of theses flies that lay egg masses (I assume they are eggs) as seen to the left of the bug. The fly is about one inch long. They usually lay the eggs on corners and only on the boathouse, not the cottage. I have to scrub the masses to get them off. They come every year. I’m located in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. COBOURG, ONTARIO. Canada
Number 6906. This looks like an alderfly (Neuroptera: Sialidae). They usually lay their eggs in situations where their newly hatched larvae can drop into water. Their larvae are predators on other small aquatic life forms, and are an important part of the freshwater food web. Click here for additional information.
6905. Found near a pond in my yard. Duncan, Bc. Canada
Number 6905. This is a larva of an Asian multicoloured lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); Click here for additional information.
6904. I hope this photo is clear enough, I found this in my bathtub and killed it before getting more pictures. Is this a sign of an infestation? East York, ON. Canada
Number 6904. This is 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’. If you find more, that would indicate that you may have an infestation of other insects that these are preying upon. Click here for more detailed information.
6903. Have found a couple of these in my house, what are they ? Thanks Airdrie, Alberta. Canada
Number 6903. 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 environs as dry as possible will discourage them from staying. Click here for more information.
6902. Saw this on opening our umbrella. No idea what it might be. Cornwall, Ontario. Canada
Number 6902. This is a jumping spider in the family Salticidae, another friendly pest controller. They do not spin a capture web, but track and hunt down their prey. Click here for images and much more detailed information.
6901. I have seen these “bugs” before but they are especially numerous on our hostas this year. Can you help me to identify them and possibly control them? Highland Cres, Ont. Canada
Number 6901. You don’t want to control these, as they are providing free pest control for you. This is a larva of a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), they are voracious predators on small soft-bodied insects such as aphids. Click here for more detailed information
6900. My son accidentally put his hand on this insect while opening the garage door. It bit/stung him and it was very painful. Should I be concerned? Whitby, ON. Canada
Number 6900. This is an assassin bug known as a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus; Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae); they are reputed to have a very painful ‘bite’, but it is not dangerous. Click here for more detailed information.