Photos / Sounds

Observer

dirkm

Date

September 3, 2006 11:26 AM +08

Photos / Sounds

What

Golden Egg Bug (Phyllomorpha laciniata)

Observer

juanvi

Date

April 26, 2019 03:29 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

gernotkunz

Date

July 6, 2012 04:51 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Peacock Spikemoss (Selaginella uncinata)

Observer

capricornis

Date

May 2021

Place

Taiwan, TW (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Alpine Firmoss (Huperzia continentalis)

Observer

leptonia

Date

August 30, 2014 07:13 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dwarf Flies (Family Periscelididae)

Date

June 7, 2024 07:50 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Observer

josh_b

Date

July 6, 2019 04:56 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

a_kurek

Date

June 1, 2016 12:00 PM AEST

Description

This amazing observation was made by Manfred R. Ulitzka (https://twitter.com/Thrips_iD). It was uploaded to iNaturalist on his behalf.

The photograph is of a specimen on a slide that was obtained by Manfred. On the back of the slide it indicated that the specimen was collected at the town of Elliot, NT, Australia, in 2016. There was no exact date / time of collection so to enable uploading of this observation the date 1/6/2016 :12:00PM was chosen.

The body length according to Manfred was 2.95mm.

The specimen was collected from the plant 'Acacia kempeana'.

The Twitter post relating to this observation is here: https://twitter.com/Thrips_iD/status/1489012165222838281

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johnlenagan

Date

January 13, 2021 09:56 AM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

coddiwompler

Date

March 2021

Description

Originally I had no idea what this was. I thought it was a cordyceps as it has erupted from the body of a katydid or grasshopper. Someone has suggested pin mold, another has suggested slime mold.
Found positioned on a decaying log in subtropical rainforest next to a creek. We have recently had lots of rain and high humidity.

Via a cordyceps identification page on Facebook, Nigel Hywel-Jones commented "It is indeed spectacular, and rare. In 35+ years and over 20,000 collections in 12 countries I have found it once. On an adult moth. That is how rare it is. It is in the genus Sporodiniella and is a Zygomycete. It looks similar to Sporodiniella umbellata."

So I have now listed it as such.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dougalt

Date

June 19, 2016

Description

Very cool pagoda-like brown and white fungus with tiered discs on central stem. Two to three cm tall. First time I have seen one of these. Percy Scenic Reserve, Lower Hutt.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

eurysternus

Date

December 2, 2022 07:21 PM GMT

Photos / Sounds

What

Liriomyza Leaf-mining Flies (Genus Liriomyza)

Observer

harsiparker

Date

April 28, 2024 11:55 AM PDT

Description

One of many leafmines present on Scotch Broom (Fabaceae: Cytisus scoparius) growing in meadow/field habitat. Photo 1 shows the upper surface of leaf; Photo 2 shows the underside of leaf; Photo 3 is the upper surface of leaf backlit with flashlight from cellphone.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pyrenean Broom (Cytisus oromediterraneus)

Observer

tomerler

Date

April 28, 2024 08:52 AM PDT

Description

This mostly keys to C multiflorus… sessile ternate leaves below with short appressed hairs. Glabrous calyx. Will come back in a few months to check out the fruit.

Photos / Sounds

What

White Spanish Broom (Cytisus multiflorus)

Observer

tomerler

Date

April 28, 2024 08:57 AM PDT

Description

"hairy fruited broom" - leaves ternate, petiolate, and hairy below... simple above. Flowers 1-2 in lateral groups- paler than C scoparius, Hairy calyces. Last year's fruits 1.5-3 cm and hairy all over.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dalilaparraguez

Date

June 8, 2023 09:42 AM -04

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johndreynolds

Date

April 22, 2024 11:56 AM PDT

Description

Hakai, Quadra Island, BC, Canada

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cheryl394

Date

February 15, 2023 11:36 AM +07

Photos / Sounds

Observer

c_hutton

Date

May 12, 2021 06:45 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

idealpado

Date

October 13, 2022 06:06 PM -03

Photos / Sounds

What

Douglas-Fir Dwarf-Mistletoe (Arceuthobium douglasii)

Observer

kairune

Date

July 30, 2023 03:02 PM PDT

Description

Host tree is Douglas Fir (photos 3 and 4).

Photographs of the crown are done by binoculars.

Photos / Sounds

What

Douglas-Fir Dwarf-Mistletoe (Arceuthobium douglasii)

Observer

jstraka

Date

August 3, 2020 03:13 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pine Needle Scale (Chionaspis pinifoliae)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

February 12, 2023 01:28 PM PST

Description

Found on a doug fir branch on the ground

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

May 1, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Swards of long grass.

Identification: Mymar schwanni Girault, 1912. Female.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy Wasps (Family Mymaridae)

Observer

mrmacro

Date

June 2020

Description

0.57mm

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tobiashays

Date

February 17, 2024 10:45 PM PST

Description

From compact leaf litter between stones in plant bed. Might be Anapistula secreta given the location. 5th image shows the four eyes nicely.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2333501

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens)

Observer

kragadox

Date

July 16, 2023 07:23 PM PDT

Description

Note growths on abdomen.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rsealy

Date

August 23, 2021 01:24 PM PDT

Description

Galls on Achillea millefolium.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ch_berg

Date

January 7, 2024 02:50 PM WET

Photos / Sounds

What

Ribbon Seal (Histriophoca fasciata)

Observer

hillanddale

Date

July 8, 2012

Description

This was an extremely rare sighting for Squamish first spotted by Wally Fletcher during the Squamish Estuary Monthly Bird Census. This seal was first sighted in Puget Sound near Seattle Washington earlier in the year then later in Steveston British Columbia where it was tagged on its flipper ( B310 ). It was observed swimming and sunning itself on a wharf at the end of Cattermole Slough near downtown Squamish only for only one day then disappeared. Judging by its normal habitat it was a long way out of range which is the Bering Sea. I have good video of the seal ( You-Tube video https://youtu.be/QO8osHlLzh0 ) if that will help with identification.

Photos / Sounds

What

Net-winged Beetles (Family Lycidae)

Observer

nicklambert

Date

January 15, 2021 11:30 AM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alexanderr

Date

January 2, 2021 01:19 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

harsiparker

Date

April 21, 2023 01:15 PM PDT

Description

On the underside of a fallen branch (Red Alder, I think) at the edge of a small rivulet running through mixed woodland.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lumenal

Date

July 30, 2023 04:26 PM PDT

Description

Underside of Osoberry leaves. Image 2 shows damage to upper surface

Photos / Sounds

What

Alpine Metallic Cockroach (Polyzosteria viridissima)

Observer

stephenmahony

Date

December 2019

Description

Green form of the Alpine Green Cockroach Polyzosteria viridissima one of 15 individuals sighted in a short period at this location. Two other individuals were photographed to show variation also see:
-https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36369027
-https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36369029

Photos / Sounds

What

Rhinolophoid Bats (Superfamily Rhinolophoidea)

Observer

andaman

Date

September 20, 2022 02:41 PM +07

Photos / Sounds

Observer

giovanyladino

Date

July 11, 2021 11:51 AM -05

Photos / Sounds

What

Ribbonwood Fungus Weevil (Hoherius meinertzhageni)

Observer

petemcgregor

Date

October 2018

Description

Two males apparently contesting access to a female. Although not apparent from the photo, the male on the right was noticeably smaller than the other male. They briefly pressed their heads together ('face-to-face') as if pushing each other before the smaller male backed away and, shortly after, scuttled away. The larger male then appeared to copulate briefly with the female and remained with her.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bone Skipper Fly (Thyreophora cynophila)

Observer

brutaflor

Date

November 26, 2022 12:07 PM CET

Description

En el cadáver de una vaca.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lumenal

Date

September 3, 2023 01:27 PM PDT

Description

Rosette gall on Cascade Aster

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mattunitis

Date

September 14, 2023 10:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Swollen Bladderwort (Utricularia inflata)

Observer

hydaticus

Date

April 23, 2010 01:18 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Boxwood Gall Midge (Monarthropalpus flavus)

Observer

harsiparker

Date

October 8, 2021 02:43 PM PDT

Description

Galls on Common Box (Buxaceae: Buxus sempervirens). These were most likely last season's galls as there are several visible exuviae left by the exiting adult midges. For those that are interested, there are photos of intact galls from this same plant considerably earlier in the year here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69096553

Photos / Sounds

What

African Stegodyphus Velvet Spider (Stegodyphus africanus)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

November 25, 2018 07:18 PM SAST

Description

8.5mm
Came rappelling down from the thatch roof overhang.

At first, it played dead (last two pictures), but then it realised it was just a photo shoot and it posed quite nicely, showing off its dapper outfit.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Social Spider (Stegodyphus dumicola)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2017 05:46 AM SAST

Description

A scrappy expanse of silky refuges and capture webs littered with body parts of previous victims. When preferred prey is entangled, the female spiders emerge from their 'nests' and overpower it by grabbing its extremities. In this case, a wasp https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319446.
Presumably they inject venom because after a minute or so the prey stops struggling. Then they snip it out of the web and carry it into one of several 'nests' or refuges.
Unwanted prey, often beetles (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319435 ) are also killed but sometimes left in the web, uneaten. Ants, in this case, Maranoplus ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319390 )scavenge around the periphery of the webs, feasting on unwanted beetles or other left-overs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)

Observer

anand_james

Date

May 10, 2022 07:25 AM IST

Description

Size: less than two cm

Photos / Sounds

What

King of Wasps (Megalara garuda)

Observer

ensiirkalla

Date

February 6, 2019 04:20 PM CST

Description

Large mandibles the length of the forelegs, 43mm wingspan with iridescent purple sheen to the wings.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lee_i1978

Date

October 2020

Description

Aphid of some sort but the suction cup structure beneath is what is confusing. Any ideas/information?

Photos / Sounds

Observer

markayers

Date

December 20, 2019 04:44 PM AEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-spotted Owlfly (Ululodes quadripunctatus)

Observer

t7iguy

Date

July 2022

Photos / Sounds

Observer

liamragan

Date

August 8, 2023 10:16 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rsealy

Date

June 28, 2021 07:44 AM PDT

Description

Found nearly dead.

Photos / Sounds

What

Band-winged Crane Fly (Epiphragma fasciapenne)

Observer

bastefanidis

Date

May 27, 2023 11:08 AM PDT

Description

South Arm Marshes , Ladner, B.C. CA

Photos / Sounds

Observer

juliakcarr

Date

May 22, 2023 09:27 AM PDT

Description

gall on berberis**

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lumenal

Date

August 5, 2023 11:17 AM PDT

Description

Stem swelling (gall) on Pearly Everlasting

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sindic

Date

April 15, 2002

Photos / Sounds

What

Gladiator Grasshopper (Acanthoxia gladiator)

Observer

bgwright

Date

September 5, 2018 12:30 PM SAST

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Observer

myerssusan

Date

January 30, 2019 03:42 PM PST

Place

Mokwam (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Campbell's Sandgroper (Cylindracheta campbellii)

Observer

abritton

Date

April 2017

Description

Found lying exposed on dirt road, next to dry savannah bushland in rural residential area.

Photos / Sounds

Date

December 12, 2021 04:53 PM EST

Description

Male

Photos / Sounds

Date

June 2, 2021 03:46 PM UTC

Description

I have no idea what this is. There's entire orders of tiny arthropods I'm not familiar with beyond name and general morphology, but still, it's strange to get good clean shots of a thing and still have no idea what I'm looking at.

Edit: We have a professional ID! https://bugguide.net/node/view/1977688/bgimage

Photos / Sounds

Date

September 9, 2023 02:27 PM EDT

Description

Camponotus floridanus major

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue-eyed Ensign Wasp (Evania appendigaster)

Observer

claggy

Date

June 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

~6-7mm

Photos / Sounds

What

Millipede Assassin (Ectrichodia crux)

Observer

peter_erb

Date

January 17, 2009 07:09 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lumenal

Date

September 3, 2023 02:06 PM PDT

Description

Stem gall on Pearly Everlasting with 5x 3mm black pupae inside

Photos / Sounds

What

Standard-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus longipennis)

Observer

galat-luong_anh

Date

May 21, 2004 12:00 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Sandgrouse (Pterocles indicus)

Observer

mfaucher

Date

October 26, 2016 05:15 PM EDT

Description

Painted Sandgrouse (Pterocles indicus), DSC_2426.JPG

Photos / Sounds

What

Namaqua Plumefoot Mite (Eatoniana namaquensis)

Date

July 21, 2019 03:52 PM CET

Description

In sand was disturbed by digging.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bssmnt52

Date

February 7, 2021 03:07 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

What

Bedstraw Sawfly (Halidamia affinis)

Observer

chyroptera

Date

May 2023

Description

Consuming catchweed bedstraw (Galium aparine)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gall Midges (Subfamily Cecidomyiinae)

Observer

guidingguida

Date

June 23, 2023 11:48 AM CDT

Description

Midge galls in Red Oasier Dogwood fruits

Photos / Sounds

What

Mites and Ticks (Subclass Acari)

Observer

leptonia

Date

August 10, 2023 03:50 PM PDT

Description

Eggs? of some presumed parasitoid on the wing cells and veins of a live Schistocerca nitens which was having some trouble flying (short, weak sallies).

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Oak Aphid (Stomaphis quercus)

Observer

steiblys

Date

October 22, 2022 07:58 PM EEST

Description

Rasti po ąžuolo žieve.
Found under oak bark.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

psyllidhipster

Date

May 24, 2018 10:29 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

liamragan

Date

July 23, 2023 12:01 PM PDT

Description

First time I’ve seen a leafminer on a maple

Photos / Sounds

What

Agrobacteria (Genus Agrobacterium)

Date

July 16, 2023 01:41 PM PDT

Description

🍄❓Growing on blackberry vines

Photos / Sounds

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 24, 2017 04:51 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

August 14, 2022 02:26 PM PDT

Description

On saskatoon - G. clavipes?

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johnbotany

Date

June 2023

Description

On hawthorn

Photos / Sounds

Observer

myrmecophil

Date

July 26, 2022 12:30 PM +10

Photos / Sounds

Observer

harsiparker

Date

June 10, 2015 01:09 PM PDT

Description

On Scotch Broom (Asteraceae: Cytisus scoparius).

For reference/comparison:
http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Ctenocallis_setosa_broom_hedgehog_aphid.htm

(Thanks to my partner-in-crime, @psyllidhipster, for the assist in identification.)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

andrewhardacre

Date

April 6, 2023 11:24 AM HKT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jiangyou

Date

August 5, 2022 05:13 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sebastiandoak

Date

September 4, 2021 09:35 PM NZST

Description

Originally spotted on the rata in some images, moved for a better focus.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

harsiparker

Date

October 11, 2022 12:28 PM PDT

Description

Nymph on the underside of a nettle leaf.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western American Alder Tongue Gall (Taphrina occidentalis)

Observer

harsiparker

Date

March 31, 2023 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Gall on Red Alder (Betulaceae: Alnus rubra). Found on the ground below the tree.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

afranck

Date

October 22, 2020

Description

Rockland hammock, on fallen stick.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kallampero

Date

April 17, 2014

Description

compare with Observation 231787

Substrate: on twig of living Rubiaceae

Habitat: Northwest Andean montane forest (NT0145)

Collectors: D. Newman & R. Vandegrift

Collection #: RLC1323

Photomicrography and molecular data forthcoming

Photos / Sounds

What

Insect Destroyers (Order Entomophthorales)

Observer

harsiparker

Date

June 23, 2018 12:25 PM PDT

Description

This observation is for the fungi.

Western Thatching Ant (Formica obscuripes) clinging to grass stem, with unknown entomopathogenic fungi. The two springtails are Entomobrya triangularis and appeared to be eating either the ant, the fungi, or both. Photos of the same ant one day earlier (with abdomen still intact) are here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/99149670

Observation for the ant is here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/99151521

Observation for the springtails is here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/99151881

Photos / Sounds

Observer

brnhn

Date

May 17, 2023 03:37 PM PDT

Description

On Saskatoon

Photos / Sounds

What

Umbrella Crab (Cryptolithodes sitchensis)

Observer

danilately

Date

July 2022

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Wrinkled Snail (Xeroplexa intersecta)

Observer

pileated

Date

April 2023

Description

Tentative identification, molecular analysis forthcoming

Photos / Sounds

Observer

harsiparker

Date

November 12, 2022 12:59 PM PST

Description

In Bigleaf Maple leaf litter.

Photos / Sounds

Date

December 9, 2015 01:03 PM CST

Description

Cephalelus sp. | Montagu Pass, Western Cape, South Africa

Believe it or not, this is a leafhopper. In South Africa, this tribe (Cephalalini) apparently feeds exclusively on the endemic plant family Restionaceae.

Photos / Sounds

What

Insect Destroyers (Order Entomophthorales)

Observer

diego_h

Date

April 2, 2023 08:43 AM EDT

Description

I have never seen anything quite like this. It is parasitized?

Gracias al apoyo de:

¿Quiere apoyarnos? Pregúntenos cómo escribiendo a snib.guatemala@gmail.com