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Foreign grain beetle

7310.      About a mm in length. Quite a few in all rooms of house on floor and ceiling. Kincardine, Ontario. Canada


Number 7310.     This appears to be a foreign grain beetle, Ahasverus advena (Coleoptera: Silvanidae). They are harmless nuisance pests; Foreign grain beetle detailed information 


7309.             Found alone walking along carpet. About 3/16″ long (4.5 mm). Can someone identify I? Collingwood, ON. Canada


Number 7309.           This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). It looks like an alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, an introduced pest species. Weevil detailed information 

Larva of a beetle

7308.           I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have 2 dogs and the one dogs keep biting at his rear quarters and I found this close to his bed. Your help would be greatly appreciated. I found in the house and the weather has been cooling down from the 80s to now only in the 70’s.. Coraopolis, PA. United States


Number 7308.         This is a larva of a beetle, likely a soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). They are predators on other insects and would have no interest in your dogs. Soldier beetle example 

Grain beetles

7307.          Indoor, summer to fall, June to now October. Found in/on drawers, hats, bathtub, sink, bed, clothes, floor, floor mats. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada


Number 7307.       These are grain beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Grain beetles detailed information 

Caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth

7306.           What thee diddly-darn friccadilly square snick snack tic tac FRICK is that. Moonstone, ON. Canada


Number 7306.      This is a caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth, Hyles gallii (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). The caterpillars of this species come in a wide variety of colour patterns, Bedstraw hawkmoth detailed information 

Two-spotted stink bug

7305.         This guy was crawling across my garage floor Sept. 27 2021 in Airdrie Alberta. He looked a little bigger than a ladybug.I took the picture and let him continue on his way. I’ve never seen a beetle with these markings before. Can you tell me what it is? Airdrie, Alberta. Canada


Number 7305.      This is a two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), a predatory species that appears to prefer feeding on the larvae of the Colorado potato beetle. They come in two colour forms; tan as in your example and black with red markings.  Two-spotted stink bug detailed information .

Plant bug

7304.       Sep 26/21 Was a warm day and I was standing on my patio when this bug bit my leg which started to sting. Langdon, Alberta. Canada


Number 7304.     This is a plant bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Miridae). Their bite is of no consequence. Plant bug detailed information 

Grass spider

7303.      I found this Spider trapped in the sink bowl. Ottawa, On. Canada


Number 7303.   This is a very gravid female grass spider (family Agelenidae) in the genus Agelenopsis. They are not dangerous to humans. Grass spider detailed information 

Wood wasp

7302.      Insect is 1.5″ long not including the tube at the rear. Two found on dead elm tree, but not sort of nest was found on or in the tree when i cut it down. They did not act aggressive either. Oxford Mills, Ontario. Canada


Number 7302.  This is a wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), it appears to be one known as the pigeon tremex (Tremex columba). Wood wasp detailed information 

Larva of a darkling beetle

7301.      We are experiencing a lot of sawdust on the floor of our log cabin. We keep sweeping it up, but it is there again in a couple of days. Obviously, something is eating the wood, so we sprayed the logs with Raid, and the insect/larva pictured was found on the floor a short while later. About six others also were found a couple at a time, in varying sizes, after repeated Raid sprayings. Some of the insects were much thinner and shorter. This was one of the bigger ones.However, Raid did not kill it. Could you tell me what kind of bug this is? We want to get an expert in to deal with this, but don’t know what insect is eating the wood. Thank you. Hagar, ON. Canada


Number 7301.  This appears to be a larva of a darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the genus Tenebrio, These may bore into rotten wood, but will not damage sound wood. They primarily feed on damp/moldy grains and the like. Darkling beetle detailed information 

Terrestrial crustacean

7300.      I have found multiples of these. They haven’t seemed to bug me in the sense of bite, but not sure what they are. Killed 5 in the same night, all the same size. Unionville, Ontario. Canada


Number 7300.    This is a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. They go by a variety of common names, including sowbugs, pill bugs, roly-polys, and slaters; they mostly are scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but some have been known to damage tender plant parts such as potato tubers. Terrestrial crustacean detailed information 

Ground beetle

7299.      Found these two insects in pest trap inside building in September 2021, but they may have been trapped at any point between Jan. 2021 and now. Any guidance identifying would be helpful. Would especially like to know whether or not they are the same species. The Pas, Manitoba. Canada


Number 7299.     These are two different species of ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The vast majority of these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects. Ground beetle detailed information 

Crane fly

7298.      Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Canada


Number 7298.    This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae). They are harmless, but the larvae of some species (known as leatherjackets) can be turf pests. Crane Fly images 


7297.      Hi, found these tiny insects on a tropical indoor plant. Very small, 0.5 to 1 mm. Some seem to be slightly different than the others as it can be seen on the second picture. Bromont, QC. Canada


Number 7297.    These are aphids (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Also known as plant lice, they are all sap feeders on plants, and some species can vector viral diseases of plants. They usually can be controlled by an application of an insecticidal soap. Aphids detailed information 

Mature larva/prepupa of a rodent bot fly

7296.      Found in our kitchen drawer along with a small rat. Can you please identify. Napanee, Ontario. Canada


Number 7296.  This is a mature larva/prepupa of a rodent bot fly (Diptera: Oestridae; Cuterebra sp.). These develop under the skin of their host animal, breathing through a hole in the animal’s skin. When the finish their development, they emerge through that breathing hole and seek out a safe place to pupate.  Mature larva/prepupa of a rodent bot fly detailed information  These flies used to be placed in a family of their own (Cuterebridae), but are now considered a subfamily under Oestridae. 

Orb weaving spider

7295.      Armstrong, ON. Canada


Number 7295.   This is an orb weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus. Possibilities in your area include A. bicentenarius (giant lichen orb-weaver) and A. saevus (no common name). . All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Orb weaving spider example 

Grain beetle

7294.      Hi there, we keep finding these very small bugs everywhere in the house. Mostly in the bathrooms. We just stayed at a hotel so we were worried they were bed bugs. We find approximately 5 a day, sometimes more. Please help us identify them and any advice on how to get rid of them would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time! Paris, Ontario. Canada


Number 7294. This appears to be a grain beetle (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Grain beetle detailed information 

Grass spider

7292.        This spider as been slowly making a growing web in my kitchen window, for over a month. I finally spotted this beauty when I got up at 5am. I’ve heard it catching flies as I wash the dishes, but this is the first time catching a glimpse of it. It’s definitely keeping the fly population down including those nasty fruit flies that appear every year at this time. Hopefully it stays in its web. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada


Number 7292.      This is a grass spider in the family Agelenidae, likely in the genus Agelenopsis. They are not dangerous to humans. Grass spider detailed information 

Caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth

7291.        Can you help me identify this bug, pink with black and has a horn or antenna? Ingleside, Ontario. Canada


Number 7291.     This appears to be a caterpillar of the bedstraw hawkmoth, Hyles gallii (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). The caterpillars of this species come in a wide variety of colour patterns, bedstraw hawkmoth examples 

Larva of a carpet beetle

7290.       This was crawling on my lampshade. This picture is after it fell on the floor. Beaverton Oregon. United States


Number 7290.     This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies).  Carpet Beetle Detailed Information 

Larder beetle

7289.      Trying to identify… first though was German cockroach? But no long antennae. Hilden, Nova Scotia. Canada


Number 7289.    This is a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) or a close relative. Larder beetle control recommendations 

Funnel weaver spider

7288.      Can you please try to identify this. CENTRALIA, WA. United States


Number 7288.   This appears to be a funnel weaver spider (family Agelenidae), either in the genera Eratigena or Tegenaria (the image is too dark to tell which). Neither is dangerous to humans. Funnel weaver spider detailed information 

Orb weaving spider

7287.      I just want to know what kind of spider this is and if dangerous to humans…especially children. This qas found in Orangeville. Brampton, Ontario. Canada


Number 7287.  This is an orb weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus. All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Orb weaving spider example 


7286.      Basement and basement bathroom. Barrie, Ontario. Canada


Number 7286.    This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Its shape is suggestive of the grain/granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus. That being the case, you should check any dry stored food products you have, especially whole grains (including bird seed) for signs of infestation. Weevil Image 

Leaf beetle

7285.      Metallic bug with blue back or butt and then or orange upper body was like maybe black or blue head. Provost, AB. Canada


Number 7285.    This is a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), possibly Gastrophysa polygoni – Leaf beetle image . Sometimes called the knotweed leaf beetle, it is not a pest species.

Field cricket

7284.      Found mostly under our black granite and large black pots. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada


Number 7284.   This is a common field cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllidae; Gryllus sp,). Females use their long ovipositor to place eggs in soil.

Black carpet beetles

7283.      Please zoom. And please tell me these aren’t bed bugs. I found them dead by my window cil. Right now I see no live activity please help me. Mississauga, Ontario. Canada


Number 7283.    Not bed bugs, but small beetles. Their shape is suggestive of black carpet beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae; Attagenus sp.). Adult carpet beetles often are found at windows, as they need to get outside to feed (unlike their destructive larvae, they are pollen feeders). Carpet Beetle Control Information 

Oriental cockroach

7282.        Can you let me know what type of bug this is. Thank you. Hamilton, Ontario. Canada


Number 7282.   This appears to be an oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (Blattodea: Blattidae), a peridomestic pest species. Oriental cockroach control recommendations 

Clearwing sphinx moth

7281.          Flying something between right edge of flower pot and grass about middle of photo. Edmonton, AB. Canada


Number 7281.   This is a clearwing sphinx moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the genus Hemaris, most likely Hemaris thysbe, known as the hummingbird clearwing. Clearwing sphinx moth detailed information 

Granary weevils

7280.          Suddenly these are all around the house especially in the sinks but they can’t get out. They are very small not more than a millimeter long. Pontypool, ON. Canada


Number 7280.  This looks like one of the grain/granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus. You should check all dry stored food products (including bird seed), and especially whole grains, for signs of insect infestation. Granary weevils detailed information

Orb-weaving spider

7279.          Found this crawling across the patio into the grass. About the size of a quarter (including legs). Sundre, Alberta. Canada


Number 7279.    This is an orb-weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus; most likely Araneus saevus, known as the giant lichen orb weaver. Orb-weaving spider image . All orb weavers are harmless to humans.

Ground beetle

7278.          This is the first time i have these bugs in the house, in big numbers. They hide under shoes and carpets. They are also all over my yard, grass outside. I’ve looked or vacuumed up at least a hundred so far, but for tye last week they just keep appearing in the house. I have washed and vacuumed everything. No crumbs in the glue to attract them. I have also sprayed the door jambs and i can see that has slowed them down. But i dont know what else to do. What are they and what can I do. I am in Prince Edward Island, farming and water area. French River, PE – Prince Edward Island. Canada

Number 7278.   This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Most of these are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects; some are seed eaters, but none will cause any damage indoors. Ground beetle detailed information

Japanese beetles

7277.          Found in July, 24-27 degrees Celsius. Sunny. Charlottetown, PE. Canada


Number 7277.  These are Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), an introduced species that has become a very serious pest in many areas.  Japanese Beetles Detailed Information 

Camel/cave cricket

7276.          I was emptying the bottom of last year’s compost bin and a swarm of these insects leaped out of it. This is the best I could do for a photo. They were in the soil and leaped quite high and far. I have searched pages and pages and found nothing similar. It does not match descriptions of crickets of grasshoppers. SOOKE, BC. Canada


Number 7276.   This is a camel/cave cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae). They usually are found in dark, damp and undisturbed habitats. They sometimes are called ‘sprickets’ because of a fancied resemblance to a cross between a spider and a cricket.  Camel/cave cricket Detailed Information 

Brown scavenger beetle

7275.          Tiny black bugs hanging out in my bedroom. Noticed them on the mattress when changing out the sheets. Calgary, Alberta. Canada


Number 7275.     This could be a minute brown scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), harmless nuisance pests. Brown scavenger beetle detailed information

Nymphs of a stink bug

7274.          I found these on my hibiscus plant today. I would like to know what they are. Mission, BC. Canada


Number 7274.    These are nymphs of a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); possibly the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys. Stink Bug detailed information 

Female ichneumon wasp

7273.         Appears to be drilling from tail end projections on a pine support post. Black with white collars. HONEY HARBOUR, ONTARIO. Canada


Number 7273.    This is a female ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) using her long ovipositor to drill into the tunnel of a wood-boring insect. The egg she deposits there will hatch into a larva that will then feed on the insect in the tunnel. Female ichneumon wasp detailed information

Nymph of an assassin bug

7272.        Greetings! We have found this bug inside an electronic device box we’ve had for over 5 years. I likely came from the couch on which the box was sitting or from the storage cabinet it has been for years. I needed a USB hub and got the device out of storage. As I was putting it back in the box to store the device again, I noticed the small creature crawling on one of the side-lids of the box. At first, it looked like a peck of dust but the legs and mechanical movements stood out. Is it something I should be worried about (pest control, moisture problems, etc.) or perhaps even a health hazard (bite, and/or disease)? Saint-Constant, Quebec


Number 7272. This is 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 Masked Hunter Detailed Information .


7271.        This is an image of an insect I found dead in my home . I couldn’t identify which insect this is . It had a needle like thing on its head , with small wing . I just wanted to identify which insect this is. Trivandrum, Kerala. India


Number 7271. This appears to be a treehopper. Hemiptera/Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae). Many species of these have a thorn-like projection on their pronotum,  Treehopper example 

Click beetle

7270.         Ajax, ON. Canada


Number 7270. This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), a harmless accidental intruder. Click Beetle detailed information 

Duff millipede

7269.       Hello, I live in Kelowna BC, it is currently the end of July 2021, and I have been stressing out over these bugs for at least a month now. They seemed to show up in large quantities out of nowhere and no amount of vacuuming and cleaning helps, they just come right back. Majority is always found around windows on the 1st (ground) floor. They congregate around AC vents, and can sit on the ceiling or walls for hours without moving. I’ve searched your website far and wide, and discovered a pest called duff millipede. Is this it? Kelowna, BC. Canada


Number 7269. This does appear to be a duff millipede. Although they often come indoors, they do no harm there.  duff millipede detailed information.

Wood wasp

7268.      Hello can you please tell me what type of insect this is. Recently I have been finding them in my yard. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada


Number 7268. This is Urocerus albicornis, a wood wasp (Hymenoptera: Siricidae),  wood wasp image . They lack a sting and are harmless; their larvae bore in the wood of dead/dying trees.


7267.       Saint john, NB. Canada


Number 7267. This appears to be an earwig (Order Dermaptera), common nuisance pests that seldom do any real harm. earwig detailed information 

Sexton/burying beetle

7266.      Found this critter on my deck today. Any idea what it is? We’ve never seen it here before… Gimli, Manitoba. Canada


Number 7266. This is a sexton/burying beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in the genus Nicrophorus, I cannot identify it to species from this image. sexton/burying beetle detailed information 

German cockroaches

7265.        Image 1: Found on Kitchen counter on the side of the microwave butted up to side of wall. Image 2: Trapped in cabinet under kitchen sink. Calgary, Alberta. Canada


Number 7265. These look like German cockroaches, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. German cockroaches control recommendations 

Robber flies

7264.          Hot summer day in the afternoon. I have not seen these flies(?) around before…very docile…   Thanks, Delta, British Columbia. Canada

Number 7264. This is a mating pair of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae); these are ambush predators on a wide variety of other arthropods, mainly other insects. Robber fly example 

Banded black carpet beetle

7263.           Hi, I found this bug inside the apartment we’ve just moved in. This is the second one, noticed in 4 days. I found them both in the living room, crawling on floor. Do I have to be scared, as I have 2 children playing daily on the floor. Thank you! Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

Number 7263. This appears to be a banded black carpet beetle, Attagenus fasciatus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). See Banded black carpet beetle image , and carpet beetle control recommendations 


7262.          Have seen a few around the house lately. Toronto, ON. Canada

Number 7262. This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); its overall shape is consistent with one in the genus Lixus. A harmless accidental intruder. Weevil Image 

Long-horned wood-boring beetle

7261.         Found this crawling in my living room, not sure what it is, spruce beetle maybe? Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada

Number 7261. This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), but not a spruce beetle. There is a possibility that it is an old house borer, Hylotrupes bajulus – Long-horned wood-boring beetle detailed information 

Grass/funnel web spider

7260.        These spiders are all over our backyard and outside of house. Very fast. When they sense you are near they retreat back into the funnel. They create their webs quickly and the webs are very thick and strong. Jackson’s Point, Ontario. Canada

Number 7260. This is a grass/funnel web spider in the family Agelenidae; likely in the genus Agelenopsis. They are not dangerous to humans. Grass/funnel web spider detailed information 

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