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Fungus gnat

7121.      Little flying bugs everywhere. About 3mm long. Breslau, Ontario. Canada

Number 7121. This appears to be a fungus gnat (Diptera: Sciaridae). Their larvae often are found in very damp/wet soil having a high organic material content where they feed on fungal mycelium and very tender plant parts. They are best controlled by allowing the soil in potted plants to dry out as much as possible between waterings. Click here for more detailed information.

Banded horntail,(Hymenoptera: Siricidae)

7120.      Whitecourt, Alberta. Canada

Number 7120. This is a banded horntail, Urocerus gigas flavicornis (Hymenoptera: Siricidae). Click here for details on its life history.

Click beetle, (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

7119.      I found this bug today in one of my bedrooms and I saw two of these in the same place in the end of September. What are these? How to get rid of them. Thanks. Scarborough, Ontario. Canada

Number 7119. This is a click beetle, Coleoptera: Elateridae. No need to ‘get rid of them,” they are just accidental intruders that will do no harm indoors. Click here for more detailed information.

Aphid (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae).

7117.      Kinburn, ON. Canada

Number 7117. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). These strictly are plant feeders; some species can vector viral diseases of plants. Click here for more detailed information

Nymph of a cockroach (Blattodea: Ectobiidae)

7116.        Prince Albert, SK. Canada

Number 7116. This appears to be a nymph of a cockroach, likely that of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae). Click here  for some control recommendations.

Young nymph of a cockroach

7115.          Photo is taken in underground basement of the house as mentioned. Surrey, BC. Canada

Number 7115. This is a young nymph of a cockroach, likely that of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here  for some control recommendations.

Larva of a carpet beetle

7114.         Usually on the baseboard. Bathroom seems to be the favorite spot. Abbotsford, BC. Canada

Number 7114. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information, including control suggestions.

Pupa of a multicoloured Asian lady beetle

7113.       Seen on rose bush leaves october2020, Waterloo, Ontario. Canada

Number 7113. This is a pupa of a multicoloured Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Click here for details on its life history.

Orb weaving spider (Araneidae)

7112.     Found in greenwich nova scotia want to know what kind it is. Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Canada

Number 7112. It’s a harmless orb weaving spider (family Araneidae)l; it appears to be in the genus Araneus. Click here for an example.

Cockroach (Blattodea)

7111.    Chicago, Illinois. United States

Number 7111. This is a cockroach (order Blattodea), but it does not appear to be any of the commonly encountered peridomestic pest species. Possibly just an accidental intruder. Click here for more detailed information.

Beetle (Dermestidae)

7110.      Found this while making my bed! I know it looks slightly different from the bugs I usually see though I was just in Europe. Let me know! Thanks. Montreal, QC. Canada

Number 7110. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (carpet/hide/skin/larder beetles and allies); it might be in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles). Click here for some control recommendations.

Aphid

7109.      Found several on a pillowcase just crawling around in the evening. Kingston, Ontario. Canada

Number 7109. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). They must’ve gotten indoors accidentally. Click here for more detailed information

Wolf spider

7108.      What kind of spider is this?? Sarnia, Ont. Canada

Number 7108. It looks like a wolf spider (family Lycosidae). These are active hunters that do not spin a capture web, but hunt down their prey; they have excellent eyesight.

Western conifer seed bug

7107.      What is this? This is the second one within a few days I have found in my apartment. Abbotsford, BC. Canada.

Number 7107. 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. Click here for more detailed information.

Hummingbird clearwing sphinx moth

7106.      Campbellford, On. Canada

Number 7106. This is a hummingbird clearwing sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Hemaris; it appears to be Hemaris thysbe. Click here for details on its life history.

Aphid

7105.      They appear outside my backyard, around my backyard door, on the brick wall of my house. After I step on them, a patch of red blood spread. First time seeing them after few days of rain, I have not seen them before. People mentioned seeing them lately around 10km away from my home. What are they? Are they harmful? Why they are red-blooded?

Number 7105. This is an aphid (Hemiptera/Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). The red you noted came from the aphids’ tissues and is not blood. These strictly are plant feeders; some species can vector viral diseases of plants. Click here for more detailed information

Larva of a carpet beetle

7104.      Found two of these in bed… lot of hair… doesn’t look like bedbugs, please help… Richmond, BC. Canada

Number 7104. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here  for detailed information.

Western conifer seed bug

7103.      Markham, Ontario. Canada

Number 7103. This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae);  Click here for more detailed information.

Larva of a carpet beetle

7102.      Found in my wood dresser. On the wall close to my carpet. On my toilet paper. West Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada

Number 7102. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.

Pseudoscorpion

7101.      Tick like bug with crab arms. Found on plants in area where elk are common and ticks are often problematic. Sechelt, Bc. Canada

Number 7101. 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. Click here for more detailed information

Formica

7100.      Early September evening, backyard of suburban area. One of numerous (dozens) winged ants crawling around deck. Also seen in ground near foundation. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

Number 7100. This does not look like any of the common household pest species; it might be a Formica sp. Click here. For more on ants in Manitoba, Click here

case-bearing caterpillar

7099.      Found this in my bed late September/early October. I’ve been getting either bites or allergic reaction on my legs. Abbotsford, BC. Canada

Number 7099. This is a case-bearing caterpillar; it would not be responsible for any bites. Worst case scenario would be if it were a clothes moth caterpillar, so if any of your blankets/bedclothes contain wool or silk, you should examine them for any sign of chewing damage.

Orb weaver

7098.      I saw this spider crawling on my step. I was able to grab couple pics but when i went to grab a tub it went under my concrete step. Unsure of what kinda spider this is any help would be great. Thxs. Victoria, Newfoundland. Canada

Number 7098. This is a harmless orb weaver in the genus Araneus. Click here for an example.

Furrow orb weaver

7097.      This spider has began making a web on the wall above our toilet. It is a small spider, roughly 7mm long. I am slightly concerned that if it is venomous, when it makes a larger web it could get in someone hair in the early morning/late night when they aren’t paying attention. My phone is telling me it is a false widow, but from what I can find they are larger with different looking pattern. Is this spider dangerous? Should I worry about it or leave it alone? Caledonia, Ontario. Canada

Number 7097. This looks like a furrow orb weaver in the genus Larinioides known as a foliate spider, Click here for an image. Although technically venomous, like the vast majority of spiders, it is harmless to humans.

Orb weaving spider

7096.      Hi. I’m hoping you can identify this spider. Found in rockyview outside of Calgary Alberta. Canada

Number 7096. This is a harmless orb weaving spider (Family Araneidae). I cannot be certain because of the angle from which the image was taken, but it might be a labyrinth orb weaver in the genus Metepeira, Click here for an image.

ground beetle

7095.      Can you let me know what these are, found them in my basement. They approx 1 cm long. Belle mead, NJ. United States

Number 7095. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae); these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. They often wander indoors accidentally while searching for prey. Click here for more detailed information

Lappet moth

7094.      I want to know the details. BHEL TOWNSHIP, RANIPET TAMILNADU. India

Number 7094. It’s a lappet moth (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) caterpillar known as a tea oil caterpillar (Lebeda nobilis); Click here for an image.

Brown marmorated stink bug

7093.      We’ve seen s number of these, they fly and crawl. They’re about 3/4 inch long. Surrey, BC. Canada

Number 7093. 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. Click here for more detailed information.

Orb weaving spider

7092.      Central Alabama, late afternoon. Thank you for your help. Pelham, AL. United States

Number 7092. This is Argiope aurantia, a very common and widespread orb weaving spider that goes by many different common names, including the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, zigzag spider, zipper spider, and corn spider. Like all other otb weavers, it is harmless to humans.  Click here for more detailed information.

Abdomen of an earwig

7091.      This photo was taken outdoors about 2 months ago. It was a very hot clear day outside in Texas. San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Number 7091. This is an abdomen of an earwig (order Dermaptera). Click here for an image of an intact specimen.

Tree cricket

7090.      Thinking it is a praying mantis? Carleton Place, Ontario. Canada

Number 7090. This is a tree cricket, Orthoptera: Gryllidae; subfamily Oecanthinae. The ‘chirps’ of one species are so regular as to be usable for estimating air temperature –  Click here for details. In spite of their dainty appearance, they can give one quite a painful nip!

Muscoid fly

7089.        Good afternoon, I’m trying to identify what I belied to be pupa in my garage. They are approximately 3-5mm in length and resemble to size and shape of mouse droppings. However they are light brown and appear to have “stripes” or articulated joints. I usually find them in collections of 10-20 at a time. I’d like to identify them to determine if they are a problem and how to get rid of them. Thank you. Ontario

Number 7089. These are the empty pupal cases of a muscoid fly (the group that includes house flies and their relatives). When the larvae (maggots) of these flies finish feeding, they often will then leave their food source and crawl away in order to find a drier place to undergo pupation.

Western conifer seed bug

7088.        Found this in my screened-in porch. Is this a cockroach? Glenburnie, Ontario. Canada

Number 7088. 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. Click here for more detailed information.

Male non-biting midges

7087.        These tiny little bugs have been swarming our light fixtures and smartphones inside the house. There are so many of them flying around. This started late summer/early fall in mid-September in Southern Ontario, Canada. We notice them in the evening especially. What are they and how do we get rid of them? Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7087. These are male (note the feathery antennae) non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae). Their larvae are aquatic like those of mosquitoes, but they can utilize a wider scope of habitats and thus nearly impossible to control effectively. Fortunately, they do no harm, and essentially are nuisances – Click here 

spider beetles

7086.        Been finding these bugs under my baseboard heaters..pls help also I keep getting bites. So not sure if I have 2 different kind of bugs in my place. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7086. These are spider beetles (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae). They will feed on a very wide variety of organic matter, and sometimes may be pantry pests. Click here for more detailed information. They would not be responsible for any bites.

Caterpillar of the Achemon sphinx moth

7085.        Husband found this in our back yard yesterday. Never seen one before. Weather was approximately 21 Celsius. Regina, Saskatchewan. Canada

Number 7085. This is a caterpillar of the Achemon sphinx moth, Eumorpha achemon (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae); Click here for details.

Giant ichneumon wasp

7084.        Woke up September 21 @about 9:30AM, and went outside on baçc porch 4 a cigarette.. Had a blanket balled up on chair i sit on. I went to remove blanket to sit 4 a smoke and it fell out on ground.. i stomped him out quicc! Lol
He had a big ass stinger lookin thing, so I had 2 sho him im not 2 be tested or played wit so i gave him da biznesss asap 2 establish dominance & sho all tha other neighborhood bugs in area who da bigg homie is!! Cambridge, Ontario. Canada

Number 7084. I’m afraid that you killed a ‘good guy’ (actually a gal); it’s a female Megarhyssa macrurus, a giant ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). They use their long ovipositor to bore into tree trunks and deposit their eggs in the tunnels of woodwasp larvae upon which their own larvae will feed. Click here for a video of them in action.

Female western black widow spider

7083.        Found on outside screen door of lower level entry suite in my home. Vernon, BC. Canada

Number 7083. This is a female western black widow spider, Latrodectus Hesperus. Their bite can be medically significant, Click here for details.

Earwig

7082.       Please help me to identify this insect. I found it in my kitchen today (September 18). I first thought it was a scorpion but it has two legs which scorpions only have 1. Thank you! Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7082. This is an earwig (order Dermaptera). They are harmless to humans; at most, you might experience a slight pinch from the cerci at the end of their abdomen. Click here for more detailed information.

Female German cockroach

7081.      This bug is most commonly found in my kitchen either under my coffee pot or most recently in my cupboards. I have also found them under my furniture.. They seem to scatter pretty quickly when the furniture or coffee pot are moved. The two pictures submitted are of the same bug. Thank you. Dowling, Ontario. Canada

Number 7081. This is a female German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) with her egg case (ootheca), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here  for some control recommendations.

Larva of a beetle

7080.        Found in the hallway by itself. INUVIK, NT. Canada

Number 7080. This is a larva of a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). These will feed on a wide variety of organic materials, including hides, fur, feathers, wool, dry stored food products, etc. Click here  for some control recommendations.

Flea beetle

7097.         It’s 1.5 to 2 mm’s long or 1/16 of an inch. Regina, Sk. Canada

Number 7097. This looks like a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; tribe Alticini); some species are serious garden pests. Click here for details on their life cycle.

Western subterranean termite

7096.        Found inside the home, not too long after the furnace was serviced. Nanaimo, BC. Canada

Number 7096. This is a western subterranean termite, Reticulitermes hesperus; it is a reproductive that has shed its wings after a nuptial flight and is seeking out a place to start a new colony. You likely should schedule an inspection by a certified termite control specialist.

Great golden digger wasp

7095.        One picture is the mouth….. one, the body. Pictures require enlarging. Outside on a Sedum plant in September with temperature of 68 Fahrenheit. I have never seen one this big in this area. Georgetown, Ontario. Canada

Number 7095. This is a great golden digger wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae); Click here for an image. They sting and paralyze other insects (usually katydids or grasshoppers) that they place in their burrow as food for their larvae. They are harmless to humans and pets.

Grain beetles

7094.        Very tiny insects in my 3rd floor condo in the GTA. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada

Number 7094. These could be grain beetles in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). As a precaution, you should check any areas where dry foodstuffs (such as flour, cereals, cake mixes, etc.) for signs of infestation.  Click here for more detailed information.

Caddisfly

7093.        It was flying around my room and was attracted to light. Surrey, British Columbia. Canada

Number 7093. This is a caddisfly (order Trichoptera). Their larvae are aquatic and constitute an important part of the freshwater food web. The moth-like adults are harmless. Click here for more detailed information.

‘Bag’ of an evergreen bagworm

7092.        I found this on my front door frame. As if it got there over night. Very strange looking. Any idea what it is. I sprayed it with bug spray and it took some doing to remove it. It was glued to the door frame and would not budge. Thanks. Elkridge, MD. United States

Number 7092. This is the ‘bag’ of an evergreen bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Lepidoptera: Psychidae); a serious pest of ornamental evergreens. Click here for more detailed information.

Beetle

7091.        Hey there I definitely appreciate the help here. Are these dreaded bed bugs? Nothing in my bed or no blood stains or bites. Just these guys around my couch. See one every few days. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7091. This is a beetle in the family Dermestidae (hide/skin/carpet/larder beetles and allies). Click here  for some control recommendations.

Fungus gnat

7090.        I have a small grow tent with soil based plants and I think I may have an insect problem. Can you please help my identify them. I pressed on one and took a picture of it on my fingertip using a microscope attached to my cell phone. Can you help please. Ottawa, ON. Canada

Number 7090. This looks like a fungus gnat in the family Sciaridae. Their larvae (maggots) can cause injury to the underground parts of tender plants. They most frequently are found in very damp/wet soil having a high organic content. The best control is simply allowing the soil to dry out as much as practical between waterings.

Sowbug

7089.        Found this bug stuck in the insect trap by balcony doors. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7089. 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

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