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Cigarette beetle

6808.    Is it a bed bug? If not what is it? Thank you very much. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada

Number 6808. This looks like a cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae).This is a cosmopolitan species that can become a pantry pest, feeding on a very wide variety of dry stored food products. Click here for more detailed information.

Carpet beetle

6807.      hello. sorry i ask from Portugal, but i found this service to indentify bugs. i found this bugs two in my bed, and now in boxs with books. can you tell me if is a bed bug? or if its other type of bug? best regards, Domingos. Redondo Portugal

Number 6807. Not a bed bug, but a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here for detailed information.

Brown marmorated stink bug

6806.        I am trying to identify a bug that I have been seeing in my home in Wisconsin. I have only see three so far and they seem to be in the same area. One on a chair, one on the table next to the chair, and one on the floor next to the chair. Looking at pictures in trying to figure out what it is, it looks the closest to stink bug. I don’t think it is a cockroach, but I am not sure. It is light brown in color, kind of flat, has antennas and looks like some black spots. West Allis, WI. United States

Number 6806. 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

Non-biting midge

6805.         King City, Ontario. Canada

Number 6805. This is a non-biting midge (Diptera: Chironomidae). Cousins to mosquitoes, they sometimes occur in such large numbers as to become serious nuisances. Click here for more detailed information.

Sowbug

6804.        Probably brought in house on my dogs from bushes or trees. Saskatoon, Sask. Canada

Number 6804. 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. It likely strayed indoors accidentally on its own.

Grain beetle

6803.         Found indoors, just started last month, corners of countertops and other kitchen areas ( do not attack grains/food) and wood floor. Burlington, Ontario. Canada

Number 6803. This is a grain beetle in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products.  Click here for more detailed information.

Black carpet beetle

6801.       These show up on or near my bedroom window (on the inside) in the spring and summer months in Toronto. It’s April and I have seen one or so per day. During the summer, I find maybe ten per day. Ontario North York
Canada

Number 6801. The image is not clear enough for me to be certain, but it might be a black carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae; Attagenus sp.);  Click here for control recommendations.

Spider beetle

6802.       April 20, 2020. Okotoks, Alberta. Found this guy crawling inside trash can in our bathroom. Less than 1/4” long. Can’t find it on any website. Okotoks, AB. Canada

Number 6802. I cannot identify with confidence from this ventral view. When photographing insects and the like, the most useful view is dorsal, from directly over the insect. That aside, I would consider a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae); Click here. Some of these can become pantry pests, so you may want to inspect food storage areas for signs of infestation.

Weevil

6800.      A little black bug about a quarter of an inch long. Brownington, Vermont. United States

Number 6800. This is a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae); its shape is suggestive of that of one of the grain/granary weevils in the genus Sitophilus – Click here. Because of that, you should inspect any areas where you store whole grains of any kind (including bird seed) for signs of insect infestation.

Giant stonefly

6799.  April 2020 outdoors rural area walked around, did not see it land nor take off. Maple Ridge, BC. Canada

Number 6799. This is a giant stonefly (Plecoptera: Pteronarcidae; Pteronarcys sp.). They are harmless, and their aquatic larvae are an important component of the freshwater food web. Click here for detailed information on these insects.

European ground beetle

6798.    Found in Vancouver BC on our back porch today, April 19th. The blue and pink shimmer stood out and we have been trying to identify it. Body type seems closest to several borer beetles but not really sure. Vancouver, BC. Canada

Number 6798. This is a European ground beetle, Carabus nemoralis (Coleoptera: Carabidae), an introduced species that is a general predator on other small invertebrates. Click here for detailed information on this very interesting species.

Springtails

6797.      These bugs are currently in my yard where the snow has melted on the south side of my house. I need to know what they are to know if they are dangerous for my kids or our animals, please help. Valhalla Centre, Alberta. Canada

Number 6797. These are springtails, primitive arthropods 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. Click here for an example

Nymph of an assassin bug

6796.  Looking to know more about this bug we found in our living room today. Cornwall, Ontario. Canada

Number 6796. 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’- Click here for more detailed information.

Carpet beetle

6795.    Hi, we saw this approximately 4 mm insect indoor after moving to an apartment on April 2020. please identify the insect and recommend how to deal with it. Thanks. Richmond Hill, Ontario. Canada

Number 6795. This appear to be a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetle and allies). Click here  for control recommendations.

Larva of a carpet beetle

6794.      I have found these on our basement suite walls. They range from 1/8″ to 1/4″ in size. They have way to many legs to count. Kamloops is a very dry climate but maybe being in basement it could be damper. average temperature in basement is 20C. Thanks. Kamloops, BC. Canada

Number 6794. This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies). Click here site for control recommendations.

Carpet beetle

6793.       Found bug on skin in bed. Green river, Wyoming. United States

Number 6793. This could be a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetle and allies). Click here  for control recommendations.

Grain beetle

6792. I’m having trouble ID-ing this bug. I just found two of them on the bed EW! It’s very small, maybe 2mm. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Ty. Calgary, Alberta. Canada

Number 6792. This looks like a grain beetle in the genus Oryzaephilus (saw-toothed and merchant grain beetles). These can infest a wide variety of dry stored food products. Click here for more detailed information.

Mite

6791. April 2020: I’ve been finding these pinhead-size tiny bugs in my bedroom in bedding and even running across my phone screen. They’re extremely hard to photograph well: I tried magnifying them with my phone and placing them next to a dime for scale. They look like specks to the human eye. I’m extremely afraid they might be bedbug nymphs; with the information I’ve been able to find about tiny bugs commonly found in Ontario I’m not sure what they could be. They don’t seem to fit the profile of a mite from what I can discern (the front protrusions look like antennae?) in the blown up photos. Any insight would be very much appreciated. Ottawa, Ontario. Canada

Number 6791. This does appear to be a mite. There are several species of mite, such as the clover mite, that have elongated front legs that they appear to use like antennae. Click here for an example.

Carpenter ant

6790. This kind of ant is found inside my house recently, not sure if the ant is harmful to the house or human, and how can I get rid of the ant? Thanks. Maple, Ontario. Canada

Number 6790. From its size relative to the quarter, it just about has to be a carpenter ant (Camponotus sp.). Click here  for details on their life history and some control recommendations.

Carpet beetle

6789. There about 10-15 of them near my window stills, balcony door and some carpeted area. They are about 0.5cm and brown, rounded like grams/pulses. Are they harmful or dangerous? They do not seem to be on beds or on any furniture. Scarborough, Canada.

Number 6789. I cannot be certain from this image, but a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus would be a possibility. Check around the edges of carpeting, any clothing/fabrics (including curtains) that contain wool or silk, any items made of leather or feathers (including taxidermy mounts) for signs of chewing damage or the presence of carpet beetle larvae (Click here for an image). If you find any, Click here  for control recommendations.

Larva of a scarlet malachite beetle

6788. In Edmonton Alberta in April. I had been outside most of the day. Found this in the room where I was changing clothes. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

Number 6788. This is a larva of a scarlet malachite beetle, Malachius aeneus (Coleoptera: Melyridae); Click here for detailed information. This is not a pest, but simply an accidental intruder.

Elm-leaf beetle

6787. We have been finding these beetles “dead” on our second floor for a few weeks. The last few days we have found moving ones during the day as well. We recently completed a renovation on our home and want to make sure these pests are doing any damage. East York, Ontario. Canada

Number 6787. This appears to be an elm-leaf beetle, Xanthogaleruca luteola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). They sometimes will enter buildings for winter shelter, but will do no harm there. Click here for more detailed information.

Orb-weaving spider

6786. Gandhi Nagar, Delhi, India

Number 6786. This is a harmless orb-weaving spider (family Araneidae). Its leg posture is typical for the genera Argiope and Gea. Click here for an example.

Larva of a carpet beetle

6785. Please see attached.

Number 6785. This looks like a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). Click here for a fact sheet with detailed information.

Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil

6784. I have seen at least six of these beetles in my house since March 1st. They don’t bite, from what I’ve seen. I haven’t even seen them fly, honestly. Just find them crawling on me or my wall. Nanaimo, BC. Canada

Number 6784. This is a broad-nosed/short-snouted weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Click here These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter, but do no harm there.

Caterpillar of a moth

6783. Larvae observed devouring brassica vegetables in Kashmir. Chowdrybagh, J&K Ganderbal. India

Number 6783. This looks like a caterpillar of a moth in the family Noctuidae, subfamily Plusiinae ; Click here for an example.

Assassin bug

6782. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

Number 6782. 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.

Carpet beetle

6781. No bites or other bugs found, just this one crawling on a pillow (but might have come from the ground as the pillow had been on the floor). Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 6781. This looks like of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle and allies).  Click here for detailed information.

Larder beetle

6780.  I find one of these little beetles on carpeted areas in my house once every two months independent of the season. Is it a variation of a carpet beetle? Photos taken of a specimen on ceramic for clarity, one from above and one of the underside to help identification. Thanks. Port Hope, Ontario. Canada

Number 6780. This is a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) or a close relative. Click here  for some control recommendations.

Western conifer seed bug

6779.  These have been showing up outside and inside the house in Spring/Summer for the past 5 years. They are lethargic. Not many of them (maybe 10 a year). I scanned your images but none seemed quite the same. Can you please tell me what they are and how to get rid of them? Thank you for your help! Port Moody, BC. Canada

Number 6779. 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.

Tuxedo bug

6778.    Found in kitchen running across counter-top late morning with all lights on. Initially thought it to be a cockroach, but not too sure now. Found March 18, 2020, colder outside but sunny. I live in a basement suite, and often keep the below-grade window open for fresh air. Surrey, BC. Canada

 

Number 6778.  This is a tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae), an introduced species that has become a nuisance pest in many areas of western North America. Click here for more detailed information.

Broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils

6777.    I have a 6 legged dark grey bug in my house. They are about a half inch long, with 2 antennas. I have caught them all over the house, except for the basement. I have checked my pasta, flour, oatmeal, plants. I don’t know where they are coming from. I have caught 12 of them in the last week. Thanks. Chesterville, Ontario

 

Number 6777.  These are broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). These weevils often enter buildings in search of shelter but do no harm there. Click here for an example.

Darkling beetle

6776.    What type of bug is that ?? Mistissini, Quebec. Canada

 

Number 6776.  This looks like a darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the genus Tenebrio. Click here for an example.

Nymph of a German cockroach

6775.    This crawled over my sofa tonight and I’ve found two of these guys dead in my place before. What are they? They look to have two little tails at their back ends and man do they move fast! Vancouver, BC. Canada

 

Number 6775.  This is a nymph of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here  for some control recommendations.

Rove beetle

6774.    This bug is only a little over 1/4 inch long. It is black with black legs & a red band around its abdomen. I found several of them crawling around in my office. I’ve seen them flying too, but they are more often found crawling on the floor. They look similar to pictures I’ve seen of earwigs and rove beetles, but I’ve searched online & haven’t seen pictures of either insect that look exactly like this one. Prelate, SK. Canada

 

Number 6774.  This is a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). This is a huge family with many thousands of species, so it is little wonder that you were unable to get an exact match for your image. Click here for some examples.

Sowbug

6773.    Calgary, AB. Canada

 

Number 6773.  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.

Huntsman spider

6772.    Just want to know what it is.. we’ve seen a lot of them. Newcastle, California. United States

 

Number 6772.  This is a huntsman spider (family Sparassidae). Also known as giant crab spiders, they are not dangerous to humans and are reportedly good at cockroach control.

Sowbug

6771.    This is in the house. What is it? How can be controlled? Any danger for human? Thanks. Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 6771.  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.

Fungus gnat

6770.    Its dead, they spread very quickly. tiny and fast but very very annoying. Calgary, AB. Canada

 

Number 6770.  This is a fungus gnat. They typically breed in very damp/wet soil having a high organic matter content. Indoors, the best control is to let the soil of potted plants dry out as much as practical between waterings. The adults are harmless nuisance pests, but the larvae sometimes can cause damage to very tender plant parts.

Nymph of a German cockroach

6769.    Can you please tell me if this is Bed Bug or something else? Thank you. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6769.  This is a nymph of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Ectobiidae), a peridomestic species difficult to bring under complete control. Click here elsewhere on these pages for some control recommendations.

Picture-wing fly

6768.    Lundar, Manitoba. Canada

 

Number 6768.  This looks like a picture-wing fly (Diptera: Ulidiidae) in the genus Ceroxys. These basically are nuisance pests that do no real harm.

Brown marmorated stink bug

6767.     I found this in my house. It is currently February 23rd in London Ontario. It’s 8°C today. I have found one in previous month’s in a window of my house.

 

Number 6767.  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.

Western conifer seed bug

6766.      Can you please help? We just moved into an older Mobile Home. I have found about 12 of these. They are as long as .. From the top of your thumb to the first knuckle. Found at random times through out the day and evening. Bathroom, bedroom and living room. None found in kitchen as of yet. Found on wall and floor. Counter in bathroom. How do I get rid of what ever this is? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Are these poisonous for dogs or cats? Will they hurt my very complex medical child? Thank you! Hebron, Nova scotia. Canada

 

Number 6766.  No worries here – 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.

Brown marmorated stink bug

6765.      This insect has been found in my house… doesn’t fly, non aggressive when picked up to put outside … a response would be greatly appreciated ….. London, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6765.  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.

Assassin bug

6764.      Caught on fly paper in house in winter. Cooks Creek, Manitoba. Canada

 

Number 6764.  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.

Damsel bug

6763.      Hi, I was bitten by an insect that I attached the pictures on this form. I was feeling a significant pain, that’s why I’d like to know what kind of insect is that and if I would need to take care about it. Thanks in advance. Gaston. Montreal, Qc. Canada

 

Number 6763.  This looks like a damsel bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Nabidae), Click here for an image. These bugs are predators on other small arthropods, and their bite can be painful because of the digestive enzymes in their saliva, but their bites are not known to be dangerous. Click here for additional information.

Aphids

6762.      This seemed to happened after I ad several cracks in my foundation repaired last summer. My plants are located inside a finished basement directly beside where one crack was repaired. I have had these on my plants now ever since. This is my third crop that has been attacked. I’ve been using insecticidal soap but haven’t been able to eliminate them. I don’t know if they are thrips or aphids? I need an exact identification in order to properly research eliminating them. If you have a suggestion of what I can do between crops, I would be incredibly appreciative! Thanks very much! Dave. Nepean, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6762.  These are aphids; if insecticidal soap application has not worked, you might try Neem oil. Click here for other suggestions.

Male winged ant

6761.      Have lived in this older home over 30yrs and have not seen these bugs before. A few of these were flying around in my basement workshop this past week. There has been road reconstruction the past year. Lines on ruler are mm’s. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6761.  This is a male winged ant; most likely a carpenter ant in the genus Camponotus. You might want to inspect any exposed wood in your basement for signs of damage, Click here for more detailed information.

Cigarette beetle

6760.       3 mm long. Noticed usually dead ones, on kitchen counter, bathroom floor and on rugs, but no specific location. Seen fewer than 10 at a time (i.e. not infestation). We live in a 20 year old high rise. Vancouver, BC. Canada

 

Number 6760.  This looks like a cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). Along with its cousin, the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum; Coleoptera: Anobiidae) this species can be a pantry pest, infesting a very wide variety of dry stored food products – Click here for more detailed information.

Spider beetle

6759.  Keep finding these in my home, they sort of look like ticks and we are getting worried. AMHERST, Nova Scotia. Canada

 

Number 6759.  This is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae) in the genus Mezium. Spider beetles such as these can be pantry pests, infesting a very wide variety of dry stored food products – Click here for more detailed information.

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