21 posts tagged with identification and bug.
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What is this bug? Should I be afraid (very very afraid?)

I hate bugs, and I have one that is in my space. Can the generous and awesome amateur (or professional) entomologists of MetaFilter help me identify it, and perhaps give me a general sense of how dangerous it might or might not be? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Aug 20, 2014 - 15 answers

Name that Bug, Cameroonian Edition

Found a rather strange insect while doing night work in the forest at Mbam et Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Neither I nor anybody on my field team can even assign them to order. Does anybody out there in the Hive Mind know what this is? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 6, 2014 - 5 answers

These pests are pests

Please help me identify these flying bugs that have infested a house. [more inside]
posted by hot soup on Apr 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Bug I.D.

Cleaning apt. of a deceased friend. Their mattresses were on the floor - a boxspring, and a mattress on top. Found these bugs in between the boxspring and the mattress. [more inside]
posted by samoa on Jan 29, 2013 - 14 answers

Green bug on my grubby building's windowsill

What bug could this be? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Identify this bug?

Is this a termite or not? Should I freak out or not? [more inside]
posted by monocot on Jun 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Shoo fly, don't bother me. I don't need your company.

Can you help me identify these little flies? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Can't you just take my word for it?

What kind of bug is this? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Oct 19, 2011 - 20 answers

What's that bug?

What's that bug (moth)? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Aug 30, 2011 - 5 answers

The pinchers are on the back!

What kind of bug is this? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Jul 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Wasp or hornet home?

An attacking cardinal has drawn my attention to this wasp's nest outside my window. Is it an unusual shape? I can't remember ever seeing a "starter" nest with this sort of tubular entranceway. Maybe I just haven't been very observant. The examples I've found on the internet say that it's the distinctive shape of the Median wasp's nest but that's supposedly a European species and I'm in Toronto. It's about 3" from top to bottom. I haven't seen anything fly in or out of it yet. What'sthatbug is on holiday. The sooner I can stop wondering about this, the sooner I can get back to work.
posted by bonobothegreat on Jun 13, 2011 - 13 answers

What are these grubs and beetles and will they harm my garden?

What are these grubs (and possibly related beetle) that I found in our vegetable garden today? [more inside]
posted by exogenous on May 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Giant bug attacks unwitting camper twice!

What animal or insect in Georgia is likely to climb onto a sleeping camper twice in two nights? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Identify this bug

Please tell me this is not a bedbug, and tell me what it is. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Mar 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Identify this bug in the UK

Help me identify this insect that just scared the living daylights out of us in the South West of the UK.
posted by Morsey on Jun 2, 2010 - 13 answers

What were these bugs that we called "bloodsuckers"?

There is this insect/arachnid I remember from my childhood in Las Vegas. It had a body about the size of a raisin, only it was quite flat. They were red with black spots (larger than ladybugs, but flatter), and the kids in the neighborhood called them "bloodsuckers" for some reason. (I have no idea if they bit or not.) I don't remember them flying, but I could be wrong about that. What insects were they? Scientific name or common name is fine, anything I can use to find out more info.
posted by ErWenn on Nov 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Name that bug!

I'm home alone. Except I'm not. Please help me identify my new visitors. [more inside]
posted by xsquared-1 on Apr 28, 2009 - 11 answers

What the BUG?!

The cold weather seems to have caused horrible, alien looking bugs to invade our basement. They are fairly slow moving (unless startled) and look like spiders and grasshoppers mated to produce alien children. They are brown in color, have enormous, Daddy-long-legs type legs (but only six of them), and get pretty far off the ground when they jump. Can anyone tell me exactly what is sneaking up on me when I'm working at my desk at night? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Nov 17, 2008 - 20 answers

What's this bug?

What is this bug (1.5MB, 2848 x 2136 JPEGs), and should I be worried that I'm starting to see them in our home? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Feb 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Bug identification help

Bug identification help; location: Texas. We found this half-inch bug walking on the wall in my son's bedroom. [more inside]
posted by zek on Oct 31, 2006 - 13 answers

Lemon tree blues

Calling gardening experts: what are these small white bugs in the soil of my lemon tree? [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Aug 30, 2006 - 11 answers

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