6259 The spider was found indoors. The size is about a dime size. Early summer, June/23/2018. It was on and off storms and humid in this region of southern Ontario on the 23rd. If you need more pictures i’ll send you more of the little guy.
Number 6259 – This is an eastern parson spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (family Gnaphosidae); harmless to humans. Click here for images and more detailed information.
6258 Please help identify. From Shuniah, Ontario
Number 6258 – This is a somewhat marbled orb weaving spider (family Araneidae); perhaps in the genus Araniella – Click here for an example.
6257 These were on geraniums in our local cemetary they were not on when purchased as we have them at home with no bugs on them could you identify for me please. From Port hope, Ontario.
Number 6257 – These are rose chafers (Macrodactylus subspinosus; Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). They are voracious pests on many ornamentals; especially members of the rose family.
6256 Please help Identify. From Myrnam, AB
Number 6256- This looks like a larva of a rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects.
6255 Found in children’s bedroom appears to be false widow but research shown they should not be in northern Alberta. Just want to confirm. Better photos can be taken before she is released in my shed. From La glacé, Alberta
Number 6255 – This spider is in the genus Steatoda, which includes the so-called ‘false widow’ spiders. It may be Steatoda borealis, which has been reported as occurring throughout Alberta.
6254 Please help identify. From Solapur, Maharashtra India
Number 6254 – This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). It is unlikely to be a serious pest species, but I cannot be more specific at this time.
6253 Basement bathroom, cool temperature downstairs. June 21,2018. Hot and humid outside. Size is about 3/4 inch front to back (leg span). Quite common through summer months, sizes varying. From Morden, Manitoba
Number 6253 – This looks like a barn funnel weaver, Tegenaria domestica (family Agelenidae); not dangerous to humans. Click here for images and more detailed information.
6252 I have never seen one of these. It was taken today. June 21, 2018 in the North Okanagan valley of BC. Thank you
Number 6252 – This is a plume moth (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Click here for another example.
6251 I found this log in my lake (Sturgeon Lake, Ontario, Canada) covered in gelatinous bubbles that look like eggs of some sort. Someone suggested they were insect eggs. I don’t know if I should leave it alone or get rid of them. Can you help identify them? Fenelon Falls
Number 6251 – My best guess is that these are colonial freshwater bryozoans, distant cousins to corals. Usually harmless, these have been known to make nuisances of themselves under some circumstances. See Click here for additional information.
6250 Please help Identify. From Petrolia Ontario
Number 6250 – This is a red-headed ash borer, Neoclytus acuminatus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae); Click here for an image and more detailed information.
6249 What type of bug/insect are these eggs? They jump all around at times, I can’t find anything online about them. From Winnepeg, Mb
Number 6249 – I’m not at all sure what these might be. The only insect-related object I know of that resembles these are the pupae of ichneumon wasps in the subfamily Campopleginae, but those are more elongate than the objects seen in your image; Click here for an example. Also, there some plant seeds that when infested with an insect larva will ‘jump’ (such as so-called Mexican jumping beans) as well as some plant galls, but none of them look anything like your images
6248 Please help me identify this bug that I found on the counter in my kitchen (which at one point was an addition on the original house) today, June 16, 2018
Number 6248 – This is a very tiny moth, a member of one of several families that collectively are referred to as microlepidoptera or micro moths. These usually can be identified only through dissection and examination under magnification. It is nothing that will infest anything indoors.
6247 Central Alabama, 06/16/18, on our way to another hot day. Found flying around kitchen previous night and again this AM. From Chandalar Circle Pelham United States
Number 6247 – This appears to be a black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). They are harmless, and their larvae are scavengers on decomposing organic matter. Click here for more detailed information.
6246 Multicolored Caterpillar! From Dunnvile Ontario
Number 6246 – This is a caterpillar of a gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Erebidae; subfamily Lymantriinae), a very destructive introduced pest species. Click here for more detailed information.
6245 I am thinking this is a wire worm but not sure all through spring and summer they are in my ceiling light fixtures and randomly in my cupboards. Id like to know what kind of worm they are so i can try to get rid of them effectively. Thanks! From Grande prairie, Alberta
Number 6245 – These are larvae of beetles in the family Dermestidae (carpet/skin/hide/larder beetles and allies). The top two are in the genus Dermestes (larder beetles); I’m not sure about the bottom one; it might be in the genus Attagenus (black carpet beetles). Click here for control/management advice.
6244 Found this scrambling under my bed when I was doing an inspection. I did crush it a little, hence the break and ooze at the bottom. Scared it’s a bed bug, but it doesn’t look like bed bug pictures I found. From Toronto, ON
Number 6244 – This beetle could be either in the family Anobiidae (such as the cigarette beetle) or Dermestidae (such as the black carpet beetle); a clearer view of its antennae would be helpful. Definitely not a bed bug!
6243 This was taken June 11, 2018 in Osoyoos, BC in the morning. It was approximately 1 1⁄4 inches long. It was found underneath a rubber made container and really ran to try and get underground again not unlike a crab at the beach when you lift the rocks. Any help knowing what this is would be appreciated as this has really stumped. my sister and I.
Number 6243 – This is a relative of grasshoppers and crickets known as a Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopalmatidae). For some odd reason, they also are called ‘potato bugs’ by some people. Click here for images and more detailed information.
6242 Please help me for identification this insect. I don’t know that this insect is harmful or not. I have see this insect on green gram. haumangarh, Rajasthan
Number 6242 – These are stink bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Pentatomidae); this family includes both plant feeders and predatory species. Usually, when you see a group of them at the same place, they likely are plant feeders, as predatory species tend to be solitary in habit. Your specimens bear a superficial resemblance to one known as the Bagrada bug (Click here), but they may be something different.
6241 Found this bug on my car today and haven’t seen anything like it before. From Aurora, Ontario
Number 6241 – This is an ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). This is a very large family comprising thousands of species, all of which are parasitic on other insects and spiders. They are harmless to humans.
6240 On June 4, 2018 I noticed several leaves on this poplar tree looking as though they had a silver sheen. On closer examination, the silver sheen looked like an intricate maze on each leaf ending with a small spot that might be an egg. About 10-15% of the leaves may be infected. It is only about 3-4 weeks since the leaves matured. From Canmore, AB
Number 6240 – This appears to be the work of the Aspen serpentine leafminer, Phyllocnistis populiella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Click here for more detailed information
6239 Have had thousands of these small beetle looking insects show up through mid to end of May. They are congegrating around our house and shop doorways and garage doors. From Neepawa, Manitoba
Number 6239 – These are broad-nosed/short-snouted weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; subfamily Entiminae). Several species of these will enter buildings in search shelter, but will do no harm there.
6238 Hey there, found this at about 10:30 pm, June 6th here in Fruitvale BC. About 20° indoors and 15° outside. It’s been pretty warm lately. The bug is about half an inch long or less. Not very active but it didn’t seem to like my getting close to it. Is this thing out to get me. From Fruitvale, British Columbia
Number 6238 – This is a long-horned wood-boring beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae); it looks like Centrodera spurca, known as the yellow Douglas fir borer – see Yellow Douglas Fir Borer (Centrodera spurca) for an image.
6236 This tiny little guy was found on the dash of my truck. He was maybe 3 mm long. I live in Edmonton, Alberta. Can you tell me what he is? I’ve never seen anything quite like it here. Thanks! From Edmonton Alberta
Number 6236 – This is a larva of a green lacewing (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae); these generally are considered as beneficial as they prey on a wide variety of small, soft-bodied arthropods such as aphids, small caterpillars, spider mites, thrips, etc. Click here for some images.
6235 Found on my rose bush. In wilkie Saskatchewan. Thank you for your help.
Number 6235 – These are rose weevils, sometimes also called rose curculios (Merhynchites bicolor; Coleoptera: Curculionidae); they can become serious pests on rose bushes; Click here for images and more detailed information.
6234 This weird looking flying Critter friend was chilling on my front screen door I’ve seen them before but have no clue what it is I’m guessing maybe something in the dragonfly family? From Dunnville, Ontario
Number 6234 – This is a mayfly (order Ephemeroptera); possibly in the genus Hexagenia. Mayflies spend the vast majority of their lives as immatures (nymphs/naiads) at the bottoms of streams, ponds, or lakes where they form an important part of the freshwater food web. The adults do not feed, and live only long enough (sometimes less than a day) to find mates and lay eggs.
6233 Found in basement and under rocks in yard, From Cochrane, Alberta
Number 6233 – This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. These are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter.
6232 What is this thing? They are all over my backyard crawling on everything. I am afraid their get into my home and cause infestation. Please help From Mississauga, Ontario
Number 6232 – This is a plant bug in the family Miridae; these will not infest anything in your home.
6231 These little guys recently showed up in the last week (end of May) in my basement. I noticed them on the floor, ceiling, around the windows and around the door to the mechanical room where we brought in some wood from the garage in the winter. The weather lately has been mild and wet, with temperatures fluctuating.
Number 6231 – This appears to be a death-watch beetle in the genus Ptilinus (Coleoptera: Anobiidae); see Click here for some images. These likely came in as larvae within the firewood; their larvae bore in the wood of several hardwood species, but are not known to attack wooden structures.
6230 Found this spider inside our house in Southwestern Ontario. My husband has woken up with a few bites that swelled up this week and we’re looking for the culprit. Is this spider harmful to humans or pets? From Bothwell, Ontario.
Number 6230 – This is a crab spider (family Thomisidae); Click here for an example. These are ambush predators that lay in wait for potential meals to get within grabbing distance. They are harmless to humans and pets.
6229 This bug is 10cm long and I saw it on our deck. Thanks for your attention. From Douglas Ontario
Number 6229 – This is a hellgrammite, the larval stage of a dobsonfly (Corydalus spp.; Megaloptera: Corydalidae). Hellgrammites are aquatic and are predators on other small aquatic life forms. When they complete their growth, they leave the water in order to find a safe place to pupate and transform to the adult dobsonfly. Click here for details on their life history.
6228 We have had these bugs last 2 Springs. There are hundreds of these on my property. They are on side of house, around doors. They are in trees (Siberian elms…I think) eating the leaves and are in ground rock cover. The smaller the bug the redder it looks from a distance. They are quite small. The biggest I have seen is about 4 mm but they seem to vary in size. Please help identify so I can get rid of them. From Oliver BC
Number 6228 – These appear to be nymphs of the elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). These do not eat leaves, but suck the juices from elm seeds; they appear to do little real harm, but can become serious nuisance pests. Click here for more detailed information.
6227 I had a few of these small 1/4-inch orange-red and black bugs in my garden last year. It is the beginning of June and this year they seem to be hatching families. I have seen milkweed bugs around here, but they are much larger. Are they part of the same family? From Toronto Ontario
Number 6227 – These do resemble the nymphs of the large milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). The adults look like this: Click here
6226 I took photos of this insect on my bed today (May 31st, 2018). Lately the weather has felt like summer. I’ve started noticing them about a week ago and mainly on and in my bed, maybe 1 or 2 at a time. As I would start falling asleep, I would wake up and find one on my pillow. So far I have no bites, hives or itchy spots. I removed my bed sheets and there are no bug infestations or blood stains. Yesterday I just kept seeing them in almost every room of the house (floors, walls, ceilings, bedding, etc.). They are tiny and much smaller than an apple seed. All the ones I’ve caught look the same. I’m wondering if they are an early stage bed bug. How do I get rid of them? From Ottawa, Ontario
Number 6226 – This appears to be a foreign grain beetle, Ahasverus advena (Coleoptera: Silvanidae). Sometimes also called new house beetles or plaster beetles, they feed primarily on mould/mould spores found in humid/damp environments. Reducing indoor relative humidity levels should control them. Click here for more detailed information
6225 My daycare children found this guy crawling in my lawn. Thankfully, nobody touched it. I caught it in a zip-lock bag & his teeth punctured numerous holes through it. At first, I thought a bald-faced hornet. However, the coloring is off. Just not quite sure what type of wasp/hornet it could be. From Kronau, Saskatchewan
Number 6225 – This is an elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae). They lack a sting and are completely harmless; see Click here for more detailed information.
6224 Found May 30th on a 30°C day. Northern Ontario, halfway between North Bay and Timmins. Fairly flat and hard with clear light brown under wings. It’s just over a centimeter long.
Number 6224 – This is a bark-gnawing beetle (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae); Click here for an example. These are associated with fungi in rotten wood, but little appears known about their specific habits. Nice find!
6223 Found this little guy on a counter at work. It’s been around 20° and warm here on Vancouver island in May. This beetle looks like a species of ladybug but had an unusual pattern. Same size as a traditional ladybug. From Courtenay, British Columbia
Number 6223 – This is a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); it appears to be Myzia subvittata, known as the subvittate lady beetle – Click here for an image.
6222 Waterloo Ontario. Hundreds of these outside and under deck and on front porch, anywhere high around entire house. But congregate on window screens and walls. They fly is like a meal moth but are very quick and difficult to kill. Go into any crevices and brickwork and can make themselves very narrow. Also like it underneath and in between my outdoor furniture cushions, where I also find webbing. They mate and then I find yellow silk web with hundreds of tiny pale-yellow eggs. Webbing is mainly on underside of windows and up high along walls and underside of fascia. But have also found eggs in between cushions and on underside of furniture. Started about second week of May for the past several years. When I go outside they fly in my hair and anywhere else. How do I eradicate this? It seems to last for 2-3 months. It’s ruining my outdoor enjoyment!
Number 6222 – These are caddisflies (order Trichoptera), related to butterflies and moths. Their larvae are aquatic where they constitute a very important part of the food web there. The adults are harmless, but some species can be nuisance pests when they occur in large numbers, see Click here. They would not be responsible for the webbing and eggs that you mentioned.
6221 This was found in my bathtub a couple hours after bathing my son. I almost showered with it. What is it and is it dangerous? I live out on a farm and it was released far from the house. From Proton Station, Ontario.
Number 6221 – This is most likely is a funnel weaver (family Agelenidae) in the genus Eratigena; see Click here for an example. These are not dangerous to humans.
6220 What is this and is it harmful to my flowerbeds grass. There are a whole bunch of them between mine and my neighbors house. From Leduc, Alberta.
Number 6220 – This is a larva of a sawfly, it might be a grass sawfly in the genus Pachynematus (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae); Click here for an image. They are unlikely to cause significant damage; Click here for more detailed information.
6219 Hello, this was walking across my office table. May 27, Exterior temperature was about 25 degrees, interior air controlled to 22. It seemed to be all one color, with wings. We did some planting recently of cedar trees that came from British Columbia. From Toronto Ontario.
Number 6219 – This is a click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae). The adult beetles primarily are leaf feeders, but very seldom cause any real damage. Their larvae (often called wireworms) have varied feeding habits; a few species can be garden/agricultural pests. Click here for more detailed information.
6218 Please help identify. From Creemore Ontario Canada
Number 6218 – This is a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; subfamily Cassidinae); it looks like Plagiometriona clavata, Click here for images and more detailed information. This does not appear to be a serious pest species.
6217 Saw many of these walking on the ground at the local park. Quite large. From Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Number 6217 – You must be near a stream or pond, as this is a dragonfly nymph that has completed its growth and has left the water in order to find a safe place to transform into the winged adult stage. Click here for a short video of this process.
6216 I found this in my yard at noon. From Dunnville Canada.
Number 6216 – This is an eyed elater (Alaus oculatus; Coleoptera: Elateridae); North America’s largest click beetle. Their larvae are predators on other insects living in decaying wood. See Click here for more information.
6215 Any idea what this guy is? He looked mean just hanging out on the fence.
Number 6215 – This is a running crab spider (family Philodromidae) in the genus Tibellus; see Click here for an example. Spiders in this genus also are known as slender crab spiders; they all are harmless to humans.
6214 In the last week, thousands upon thousands of these tiny tiny beetles have appeared on my fence and house siding. They seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere. They come in 2 colors (solid black and patterned). This is the first year I’ve noticed them, but this is also the first year I’ve had a lawn or fence (sod laid last fall, just bare ground with no plants prior as I live in a new development). Are these just harmless beetles that have all hatched at once and will disperse on their own in the coming weeks or do I have a pest problem on my hands? Thanks so much!
Number 6214 – These are flea beetles, leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; tribe Alticini). Some species can be very serious garden pests; the one you imaged looks like a Phyllotreta sp. – Click here for more detailed information,
6213 Found this guy in my kitchen and handily escorted him outside to play, but am very curious as to what kind of spider it might be and should I have granted him leniency?
Number 6213 – This is a hacklemesh/lace weaver spider (family Amaurobiidae); like the vast majority of spiders, it has venom glands and thus technically can be considered venomous. However, they are not at all dangerous to humans. This spider appears to be Callobius severus, Click here for more information.
6212 – Please help identify. From Samarth park, Surat Gujarat India
Number 6212 – This is a caterpillar of a moth in the family Noctuidae (owlet moths). It belongs to a subset of that family that includes many pest species such as cutworms and armyworms, but I cannot provide a more specific i.d. at this time.
6211 – Big Black Beetle from outside determined to make it to our door. Found this critter approx 1” long, not including antennae, on an evening of late May, outside on patio and was cooler temps. Top and bottom all black. Wondering what it is. From Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Number 6211 – This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae); it looks like Carabus nemoralis, an introduced European species. Ground beetles are for the most part, general predators on other small invertebrates. This species appears to specialize on slugs; Click here for more detailed information.
6210 I am not sure what this bug is, my wife has seen the bugs at least 3 times. From Toronto Ontario
Number 6210 – This is a spider beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae; subfamily Ptininae) in the genus Mezium. These beetles are cosmopolitan nuisance pests that sometimes can infest dry stored food products, Click here for detailed information and also Click here for more information.
6209 Hello, I live in Burlington Ontario. We have those flying insects, they look like flies but shorter with more round wings, they fly very quietly so they are not annoying like flies or mosquitoes but they started to get everywhere, we found them inside the coffee machine in couple of cases. Are they harmful? Where did they come from? How to stop them? From Burlinton, Ontario
Number 6209 – This is a moth fly (Diptera: Psychodidae), Click here for an example. Also known as drain flies or sewer flies, these are nuisance pests that cause no real harm. Their larvae usually are found in small accumulations of very foul water, such as in seldom used floor drains or drip trays under refrigerators. Click here for more detailed information including control suggestions.