6359 I was either stung or bitten by this insect. Currently is red rash about the size of a toonie all around, no bullseye. Would like to know what it is. Any reason for concern? Thank you. From: Simcoe, Ontario N3y4p7. Canada
Number 6359 This is a nymph of an assassin bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Reduviidae) known as the masked hunter (Reduvius personatus). It’s bite can be quite painful, but is not medically significant. Click here for more detailed information.
6358 From: Hamilton, Ontario L8k2k6. Canada
Number 6358 This appears to be a common eastern bumble bee, Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Click here for more detailed information.
6357 Found on back in bed. What is it? From: Smithville, Ontario L0R 2A0. Canada
Number 6357 This appears to be a dead house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) that has lost most of its legs. Click here for more detailed information.
6356 1/8” specimen guessing odorous house ant. Just looking for confirmation. Thanks. From: Pittsburgh, PA 15237 United States
Number 6356 It certainly looks like an odorous house ant – Click here
6355 From: St. Adolphe Manitoba R5A 1A1. Canada
Number 6355 This is a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), a cosmopolitan pest species. Click here for more detailed information.
6353 I think the images I sent yesterday were lost. This insect was inside my home in April. I put it in alcohol to kill, dry and photograph. Is it possibly a blood-sucking conenose? From: Toronto, Ontario M4B1P4. Canada
Number 6353 This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae), a common and widespread nuisance pest. Click here for more detailed information.
6352 From: Vancouvee, Vancouver BC. Canada
Number 6352 This is a moth fly (Diptera: Psychodidae). Also known as drain flies or sewer flies, they are harmless but can be nuisance pests. click here for more detailed information
6351 I guess the typical question you get is: What is this insect called? And in perfect tempo with this normative progression, I’ll try a polite variation: I would love very much, as will and resources provide/allow, if you could help me to identify this insect – or otherwise alien creature. Thank you for the good work you do, as a general standard in the commitment it demands from all of you, and further in service to the endless compulsions of human curiosity. And Good Day. From: Kisumu, Nyanza 40610, Kenya.
Number 6351 This moth is one of the so-called ‘wasp moths’ in the subfamily Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae); it appears to be in the genus Amata – click here for an example
6350 Taken April 24 2019. In Revelstoke BC. On a painted wall in kitchen. Approx 3 to 4mm wide. Has 8 legs but is not a spider. Claw like pinchers on the front antenna i assume. I thought it was some kind of tic. Flat body as well similar to a tic. But the front antenna or legs are extremely long. Hope my pic doesn’t suck to much that you cant figure it. Only seen 1 in the house so far. From Revelstoke, British Columbia
Number 6350 This is a pseudoscorpion, a non-venomous arachnid related to scorpions and spiders. These are general predators on other small arthropods, Click here for more detailed information.
6349 Toronto in the spring, in my bathroom. Approx. as long as a toonie. Even if it’s not deadly, it nearly killed me; it practically gave me a heart attack. From Toronto, ON
Number 6349 This is an oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis (Blattodea: Blattidae), a cosmopolitan pest species. Click here for more detailed information and Click here or elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.
6348 Is this a mosquito. Best way to treating. We have had a lot of rain. Temperatures are 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit. From Evansville, USA
Number 6348 This insect needs no treatment/control as it is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). These wasps all are parasitic on other arthropods, mainly other insects.
6347 Not sure if the photos are good enough, but hoping you can identify this….bee? Best I can come up with is a Carpenter Bee? It’s head was fuzzy though, so that is what throws me off. Thanks in advance! From Victoria, British Columbia
Number 6347 It’s a bumble bee, not a carpenter bee. It looks like Bombus vosnesenskii, known as the yellow-faced bumble bee; Click here for an image.
6346 I found this small copper colored worm on my daughter’s clothing. What is it and what do I do to get rid of it, assuming there are more? From Niverville, MB
Number 6346 This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it appears to be in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles and allies). Click here or elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.
6345 I keep finding these all over my patio rug. Can’t seem to figure out what they are or how they keep turning up since I have a screened in patio. There are hundreds of them. Most seem to be dead but there are some that seem to jump around. They just stared to turn up early March. From Myrtle Beach, USA
Number 6345 These are amphipods, crustaceans also known as scuds or sideswimmers. Most species are aquatic, but a few (such as yours) may be found on very damp/wet soil or other surfaces. These species sometimes are referred to as ‘lawn shrimp’ and are harmless; Click here for more detailed information.
6344 We are finding these all around our house – doesnt seem like they fly… please help! …doesnt look like a seed bug or kissing bug! From Lindell beach, BC
Number 6344 This is a tuxedo bug, Raglius alboacuminatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae); a Eurasian species that appears to have been introduced into North America about 20 years ago. These are nuisance pests that do not appear to cause any real harm. Click here for more detailed information.
6343 Found in interior window frame March 31, Mississauga, ON. Some live, some dead. From Mississauga, ON
Number 6343 These are sowbugs, terrestrial crustaceans in the order Isopoda. These basically are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but they sometimes become nuisance pests when large numbers occur indoors. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so moisture management is the best control.
6342 They are all over my house, and are getting inside my house! What are they? From Fawcett Hill, NB
Number 6342 These are small winter stoneflies (Plecoptera: Capniidae); they are harmless and there is no need for control. Their nymphs are found beneath rocks and gravel on the bottom of streams and rivers where they feed on plant material there; the adults feed on blue-green algae. The adults most often are seen in late winter/very early spring.
6341 Found this in my bed! From Ajax, ON
Number 6341 This is a larder beetle, Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), a cosmopolitan pest species. Click here for more detailed information.
6340 From Windsor, Ontario
Number 6340 This is Chariessa pilosa, a checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae), Click here for an image. Checkered beetles are general predators on other small arthropods; the larvae of this species are reported as feeding on larvae of wood-boring beetles.
6339 Hello, I have no idea what this is. I found it on the window frame of our bedroom when I got home from work at 6pm. Please let me know what this is! From Toronto, ON
Number 6339 This is a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); it looks like a varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbesci. The adults often are found at windows where they have been attracted by the light in their attempt to get outside. Click here elsewhere on this site for some control recommendations.
6338 Black, 6 legged beetle with orange colouring on top of back. Beetle had orange belly with black dots. This guy was crawling up my bedroom wall as I was in bed. Fair size, I’d say about the size of my pinky nail. I have never seen this kind before and I am slightly concerned that there may be more, just looking for information. Thank you! From Three Hills, Alberta.
Number 6338 This is a two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). This is a predatory species, and its primary prey is the Colorado potato beetle; Click here for more detailed information. It is certainly nothing to be concerned about in your home.
6337 These are tiny (approx 1-5mm) black worm-like but crawl like caterpillars. They’re inside my walls and climb up windows and walls and are spreading through the whole house wherever hasn’t been sprayed. I think they’re carpet beetle larvae but they’re not in my carpets. I’ve killed over 200 myself and pest control has been 3 times, I was told 99% of carpet beetle larvae don’t behave like this. This has been going on for 4 weeks and I am going crazy. Please help confirm what these are, they look like your recently posted photo but somewhat different. Thank you. From Victoria, BC.
Number 6337 These are duff millipedes (Diplopoda: Polyxenidae; Polyxenus sp.), sometimes also called dwarf or bristly millipedes. Normally found outdoors where they feed primarily on lichens and algae, they cause no harm and do not need control. Visit Click here for more detailed information.
6336 Hi! I see these bugs all around my home and I don’t know what they are or how to get rid of them. I live in the UAE. Can you please help me out? Thanks so much.UAE
Number 6336 This looks like a firebrat (Thermobia domestica; Zygentoma: Lepismatidae), a cosmopolitan nuisance pest. Click here for more detailed information and click here for some control suggestions.
6335 We’ve found these guys in the house and crawling on the side of the house but are having trouble getting rid of them. From Peterorough, Ontario
Number 6335 This is a small winter stonefly (Plecoptera: Capniidae); these are harmless and there is no need for control. Their nymphs are found beneath rocks and gravel on the bottom of streams and rivers where they feed on plant material there; the adults feed on blue-green algae.
6334 Just found this in my bed, help??. From Vancouver
Number 6334 This looks like a drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae); Click here for an image. These beetles and their close relatives, cigarette beetles (Lasioderma serricorne) will feed on an extremely wide variety of organic materials, and can become pantry pests. You likely should check all your dry food storage areas for signs of insect infestation.
6333 Location found: Kitchen cupboard (where pots and pans are stored). Bug size: 5 mm from head to tail. Winter season. Bug alive or dead: alive (barely). I’m not sure what the fuzzy stuff is attached to the tail of the bug. It might just be a dust bunny that the bug got stuck in. Please email me if you are or are not able to identify it. From Calgary
Number 6333 This is a larva of a carpet beetle (Coleoptera: Dermestidae); likely in the genus Anthrenus (varied carpet beetle, etc.). Click here for control recommendations.
6332 This insect is from a very large nest (6′ x 3′) in a tree in Sarasota Florida. I think it may be a Paper Wasp but the photos of various wasps and hornets look a lot alike. Many thanks. From United States.
Number 6332 This looks like a southern yellow jacket, Vespula squamosa (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). These usually nest underground or in cavities, but occasionally have been known to construct very large aerial nests. Click here for more detailed information.
6331 From Ontario
Number 6331 This is a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), it looks like a brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), an introduced species that has become well-established in many areas of North America. In addition to its status as an orchard pest, it also can be a nuisance pest when large numbers enter buildings for shelter. Click here for more detailed information.
6330 See them in or around dishwasher. Hard to kill. From Ontario
Number 6330 This is a cockroach, likely a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blaberoidea: Ectobiidae). This species is notoriously difficult bring under full control; Click here elsewhere on these pages for some control recommendations.
6329 Hello, I found this indoors in early January. It fell out of some clothes as I moved them. It is very small. I have taken a photo of it next to my index finger in one photo for reference. The photo may be too low quality for your review, but if not, I’m wondering what it is and if it can be harmful. Thanks, Susan. From Nova Scotia
Number 6329 This appears to be one of the grain beetles in the genus Oryzaephilus (Coleoptera: Silvanidae), either a saw-toothed or merchant grain beetle – Click here for more detailed information.
6328 I found this bug in my house in January in Saskatchewan. I’d like to know what it is! From Saskatchewan
Number 6328 This is a two-spotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), a predatory species that specializes in feeding on the eggs and larvae of the Colorado potato beetle. This species exhibits a wide range of colour patterns
6327 Hello there, this critter was found in the kitchen of the apartment in Northern Alberta. Legs were unfortunately damaged during capture, hopefully it does not interfere with ID. It is about half and inch in size. Thanks in advance. From Edmonton
Number 6327 This appears to be a nymph of a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Blaberoidea: Ectobiidae). This species is notoriously difficult bring under full control; Click here elsewhere on these pages for some control recommendations.
6326 Found this in my garden. Not sure what this insect is. Never seen before. From India
Number 6326 This is a praying mantis (order Mantodea); there are at least 162 species reported from India – Click here for details.
6325 Very putrid smell, about 1.5 inches long, very soft to touch. From British Columbia
Number 6325 This is a caterpillar of a swallowtail butterfly (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). The foul odor is emitted by the fork-like appendage visible above its head. Called an osmeterium, it serves as a defensive mechanism for the caterpillar; Click here for more detailed information.
6324 This little arachnid was found inside in my bar sink, late fall, just looked a bit more unusual to the other spideys we have hanging around, Identfication would be very neat if possible :). Thank you. From BC
Number 6324 This is a funnel weaver spider (family Agelenidae); likely in the genus Eratigena – Click here for an example. They are not dangerous to humans.
6323 From Quebec
Number 6323 This is a house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, a cosmopolitan species that apparently originally was native to the Mediterranean region. Unlike most other centipedes, it has very good vision and can run down its prey. Click here for more detailed information.
6322 Found crawling in my cottage kitchen sink Oct 20, 2018. From Gravenhurst, Ontario
Number 6322 This is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). These bugs often become nuisance pests when they enter buildings in search of shelter, but they do no harm there. Click here for more detailed information.
6321 Found this beetle on my cedar tree in the back yard. I can’t seem to find any information or what type of beetle it is. Would be interested to know what type of beetle it is and if it is common to B.C. From Sicamous, British Columbia
Number 6321 This is not a beetle, but a stink bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the genus Chlorochroa, Click here for an example. There are at least seven species in this genus native to British Columbia.
6320 I found this beetle on my deck and was shocked to see it! Never seen one so big around here! I looked at some pics but could not identify it! Was hoping you could. We are on an acreage south of Saskatoon SK. Thanks. From Saskatoon.
Number 6320 This is a predaceous diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). They and their larvae (often called water tigers) are general predators on other small aquatic life forms, mainly other insects. They also are strong flies and may be found at quite some distance from water.
6319 Can you please identify this. From Mississauga, Ontario
Number 6319 This is a house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. House centipedes feed on a wide variety of other arthropods, mainly insects, and their presence indoors may be an indicator of an infestation of some kind. Click here for more detailed information.
6318 Can you please identify this. From Ontario
Number 6318 This is a blister beetle Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the genus Meloe. These are often called ‘oil beetles’ as they exhibit reflexive bleeding from their leg joints when disturbed. Their blood (hemolymph contains a chemical, cantharidin, that can cause blistering on tender skin. Click here for more detailed information.
6317 Appeared in my second-floor bedroom (possibly dropped from ceilling), stayed for a picture and then disappeared when I left room. Just outside Fredericton, NB September 27 autumn. High of 20° sunny and breezy day following heavy rain and two nights of frost. From Maugerville, NB
Number 6317 This is a larva of an Asian multi-colored lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), an introduced species having a very widespread distribution and that goes by several other common names. Click here for more detailed information.
6316 Hi, I was wondering if you could help me identify this beautiful spider. I found it today (September 20) in my garden. From Ashton, Ontario
Number 6316 This is Argiope trifasciata, an orb weaver known as the banded garden spider. It occurs from southern Canada to northern Mexico; they usually are noticed in late summer/early autumn when the females reach their full size. Like other orb weavers, they are harmless to humans. Click here for more detailed information.
6315 From Stoney creek Ontario
Number 6315 This appears to be a bridge orb weaver, Larinioides sclopetarius (family Araneidae); Click here for images and more information. All orb weavers are harmless to humans.
6314 Saw this by sandy lake Manitoba on August 18-2018 was cloudy outside and very warm. From Winnipeg, Manitoba
Number 6314 This is a caterpillar of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly Papilio glaucus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae); see Click here for detailed information. Note: Some authors split off tiger swallowtails into the genus Pterourus..
6313 I have seen a couple in my house and wondering what they are. From Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Number 6313 This looks like a shield bug (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae); Click here for an example. These feed primarily on alder, and are not considered serious pests. These sometimes are called parent bugs because the adults exhibit maternal care of eggs and early nymphal instars.
6312 Never ever seen this bug before..was in my screen door! No one knows what it is..hope you can help identify it. From Wainfleet, Ontario
Number 6312 This is a female two-spotted tree cricket, Neoxabea bipunctata (Orthoptera: Gryllidae; subfamily Oecanthinae). The male amplifies his mating call by chewing a hole the size and shape of his extended wings in a leaf and then positioning himself in the hole. See Click here for detailed information on this fascinating insect.
6311 Can you please tell me what this is. From Toronto, ON
Number 6311 This is a larva of a darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), likely one of the so-called mealworms in the genus Tenebrio see Click here for an example. These sometimes will infest dry stored food products, especially grain-based.
6310 Any thoughts on what this might be? From Pembroke, Ontario
Number 6310 This one of the so-called rough stink bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in the genus Brochymena, possibly B. quadripustulata – see https://tinyurl.com/y85x8zr9 for an image. Rough stink bugs are not considered pests; Click here for detailed information.