6409. I have lived in Ontario, all my life, and have never seen this type of Insect creature before! It was approximately 2.5 -3 inches in length, and about 1 inch in girth. Could you please Identify? I was in Peterborough last week(18-21 June 2019) and it was around my friends pool during the day. It was able to fly but only a short distance (20 ft or so each time we approached and nudged it away from our dogs. It did not make any sounds). Please get back to me with your prognosis at your convenience! Thanking you in advance. Central Eastern Ontario, Trenton, Ontario. Canada


Number 6409. This is a fishfly (Megaloptera: Corydalidae; Chauliodes sp.). Their larvae, called hellgrammites, are aquatic predators on other small life forms. Click Here for more detailed information

Dragonfly nymph

6397  Found at Shubenacabie Canal Park near the lake, June 15 2019. Quite large, over 2 cm long, heavily armoured. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Number 6397. 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. 

Pomace fly

6383  This fly is inside my house in large numbers. They are very small (same size as a fruit fly), and have been present for months. The enlarged photograph is with a 40X total magnification. Please help me identify them so I know how to get rid of them. 42 Prince Charles Dr, Georgetown, ON L7G 3V1 Canada


Number 6383. This is a vinegar/pomace fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae), the same family as the so-called ‘fruit fly’ of household nuisance fame. It looks like Drosophila repleta, commonly known as the dark-eyed fruit fly. Click Here for more detailed information.

Black Soldier Fly

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.