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Pest ID - Flying, Jumping, Crawling (indoors or outdoors)

Did you find your critter indoors or outdoors, and how was it moving?

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, but contains those that are more likely to be found or encountered by people in Maine (especially those critters that are considered household pests and/or a nuisance).


Indoors: Flying
Jumping
Walking or Crawling

Outdoors: Flying
Jumping
Walking or Crawling

FLYING (Indoors):

a Blow Fly on some flowers Carpenter Ant Queen - winged stage Clothes Moths and 'case-making' larvae a kind of Click beetle Crane Flies a female dobsonfly a male dobsonfly a Drain Fly (also called a Moth Fly) Fruit Flies a Fungus Gnat (adult) Closer view of the Fungus Gnat pictured at left a house fly adult Indian Meal Moth Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle a Stonefly adult (a species that emerges in Maine in March) a Western Conifer Seed Bug Whiteflies


JUMPING (Indoors):

a Cat Flea a cricket (such as this Camel Cricket) A species of Jumping Spider


WALKING or CRAWLING (Indoors) (some in this list can fly as well as crawl, such as ladybugs):

Pavement Ants (very small in size) Bed Bugs an American Cockroach Earwigs Flour Beetles (a pair of Broad-Horned Flour Beetles, dorsal view) Grain Beetles Indian Meal Moth Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle a Larder Beetle (these are often confused with Carpet Beetles) Larder Beetle larvae Silverfish Spiders, such as this Jumping Spider Two-Spotted Spider Mites a Western Conifer Seed Bug


FLYING (Outdoors):

Black Flies a Blow Fly on some flowers CecropiaMoth a Cicada found in Maine Crane Flies a deer fly a female dobsonfly a male dobsonfly an example of a Geometer (Looper) Moth and a US dime for size/scale purposes a Horntail (also called a Wood Wasp) resting on a tree trunk a Horse FlyPicture of a katydid (also sometimes called a Long-horned Meadow Grasshopper)  a cluster of Japanese Beetles feeding on some leavesa Luna Moth pair of adult mayflies (two different species) a representative metallic wood-boring beetle Powderpost Beetle - Powderpost beetle is a term used to describe any of several species of small (1/8th-3/4th inches long), wood-boring insects whose feeding reduces wood to a fine, flour-like powder, as seen in this picture (this particular specimen has wood powder all over it and all around it as well) a Roundheaded Apple Tree Borer adult a Rose Chafer adult (a type of scarab beetle) a Stonefly adult (a species that emerges in Maine in March) a Tarnished Plant Bug (pest on some key fruit crops as well, such as strawberries and apples) picture of a Wood Cockroach (photographed on Mount Desert Island, Maine)

Maine Forest Service reminder: Don’t transport firewood!


JUMPING (Outdoors):

an adult leafhopper (just as an example of a basic leafhopper) a Leafhopper nymph (shown here on a rose leaf) a cricket (such as this Camel Cricket) Picture of a katydid (also sometimes called a Long-horned Meadow Grasshopper)A species of Jumping Spider


WALKING or CRAWLING (Outdoors) (some in this list can fly as well as crawl, such as, for example, lady bugs and cicadas) :

Armyworms Blister Beetles  Colorado Potato Beetles (and larvae) some different kinds of cutworms, all pictured together a Fall Webworm caterpillar Forest Tent Caterpillars (these do not build nests in trees like the Eastern Tent Caterpillars do) GypsyMoth a Horned Spanworm (an example of an inchworm/spanworm) Hornworms (both a tobacco and a tomato hornworm together) Millipedes (insect relatives) a species of Fishing Spider Spiders, such as this Jumping Spider photo of a deer tick next to a dog tick (both are unfed or non-engorged, and both are beside a US penny for relative size comparisons) engorged Deer Tick (LEFT) beside an engorged Dog Tick (RIGHT) for easy comparison (the dog tick is significantly larger) American Dog Tick (engorged and non-engorged for comparison) A Sowbug a Tortoise beetle pair of Water Striders photographed on Mount Desert Island, Maine a Water Scorpion a caterpillar of the Hickory Tussock moth crawling along the ground (having fallen out of its host tree) a Western Conifer Seed Bug Two Banded Woollybear Caterpillars a Yellow Bear Caterpillar, also called a Yellow Woollybear pair of wireworms in soil picture of a Wood Cockroach (photographed on Mount Desert Island, Maine)


 

 


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