/r/Entomology

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Entomology: the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects

All insect and science related posts are welcome!

Entomology is the scientific study of insects, as well as arachnids, myriapods and crustaceans. All are welcome!

Rules:

  • Follow reddiquette. Slurs and personal attacks will be dealt with strictly. Don't be a jerk.
  • No bug hate. Calling for unwarranted harm to our leggy friends can result in a ban. Discussion about the ethical destruction of invasive species and certain pests is permitted.
  • No bite identification requests. Due to the low success rate of IDing bites and the danger of misdiagnoses we ask that you seek professional assistance instead of posting here.
  • ID requests should include an image of the animal. We can help identify animals that could cause harm, we cannot identify harm that may have been caused by an animal.
  • No selling. At moderator's discretion posts selling on this subreddit will be removed. Exceptions for art, specimens and other related products of quality may be made.

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/r/Entomology

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What diseases/viruses can termites get?

I'm writing a novel and one of the main characters is a termite, it's a long story. I know which viruses infect bees because it's common to keep bees, and I know cordyceps infects ants, but there's nothing on viruses that infect termites.

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2024/06/22
20:55 UTC

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What bug is this?

Found 5 in my house.

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2024/06/22
20:39 UTC

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Possible bug bite? Description in comment

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2024/06/22
17:59 UTC

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Cicada Hawk, carrying cicada to tree?

I've only ever seen these guys bring cicadas to burrows, and read a few articles on the topic, and that seems to be the case. Where is this cicada Hawk bringing it?

Excuse me freaking out 😅, it was just new for me.

1 Comment
2024/06/22
17:41 UTC

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Will this pollinate? Southeast SD

What is this and how did it get into my home 😅 Also will it pollinate my indoor tomatoes? There's been flooding for a couple days so I can understand wanting to stay inside

1 Comment
2024/06/22
17:41 UTC

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What’s this guy? I know he’s a pest but can’t remember the name…

1 Comment
2024/06/22
17:31 UTC

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ID Request - Beetle in Northwest Scotland

Came across this guy on a beach in Northwest Scotland. I think it might just be a Ground Beetle? But just want to confirm.

3 Comments
2024/06/22
17:03 UTC

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Who is this in IL

2 Comments
2024/06/22
17:02 UTC

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Who’s this ?

Found this little guy in the woods , East Midlands uk

4 Comments
2024/06/22
16:16 UTC

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What is this?

I bought a used car that seems to be their home. Are they a problem and should I be worried?

2 Comments
2024/06/22
15:12 UTC

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Creating a Thunderstorm for Insect Enrichment

1 Comment
2024/06/22
14:56 UTC

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IDing beetles in your colony

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2024/06/22
14:31 UTC

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Any help with I'd? I found it in the woods at Grayson Highlands State Park in SW Va

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2024/06/22
13:43 UTC

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Looking for an ID for this mite, is it a red velvet mite? Filmed in Scotland

3 Comments
2024/06/22
11:03 UTC

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Help with cricket...

There's been a cricket outside my window for the past 3 days making noise at night... What's the thing to do in this situation to shut it up because its kinda driving me nuts lol

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2024/06/22
08:49 UTC

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I Just found a friend, help me name it

1 Comment
2024/06/22
08:35 UTC

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Hairy Legged Mining Bee II [6960x4640] [OC]

1 Comment
2024/06/22
08:24 UTC

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what might this little guy be?

location: Philippines

1 Comment
2024/06/22
07:26 UTC

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Black and white bee type insect southwest UK June

Can anyone help me identify a very slow moving buzzy bee type insect I happened to come across in my garden hanging out near an old fungus that had died

I sadly had no phone or anything with me but it looked a lot like a mining bee type shape and the wings were clear with a large black spot on each one. Sorry I have no photos, I’ve checked my own solitary bee charts and can’t see anything

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2024/06/22
06:52 UTC

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Mayfly ID

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2024/06/22
05:56 UTC

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