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Critter ID - Behavior/Locomotion (indoors or outdoors)

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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
Swimming

Flying (Indoors):

a Blow Fly on some flowers Carpenter Ant Queen - winged stage Clothes Moths and 'case-making' larvae Click Beetle Photo of a cluster fly 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 a representative metallic wood-boring beetle Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle a Stonefly adult (a species that emerges in Maine in March) a Western Conifer Seed Bug photo of pair of Whitespotted Sawyer beetles (male on left; female on right) Whiteflies Yellowjacket&Hornet

Note: Some of the critters in this list are occasionally discovered flying around inside the home after hitching a ride on something or coming through an open door or window, especially at night while pursuing a light source.


Jumping (Indoors):

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


Walking or Crawling (Indoors) (several in this list can also fly):

Pavement Ants (very small in size) Carpenter Ants Bed Bugs an American Cockroach Earwigs A Fishing Spider (genus: Dolomedes) Flour Beetles (a pair of Broad-Horned Flour Beetles, dorsal view) German-Cockroach-2017b House Centipede Indian Meal Moth Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle a Larder Beetle (these are often confused with Carpet Beetles) Larder Beetle larvae Silverfish Sowbugs-labeled 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) Two-Spotted Spider Mites a Western Conifer Seed Bug photo of pair of Whitespotted Sawyer beetles (male on left; female on right) Whitespotted Sawyer beetle (female) Grain Beetles


Flying (Outdoors):

 Bella Moth, also called a Beautiful Utetheisa Black Flies a Blow Fly on some flowers Carpenter Ant Queen - winged stage CecropiaMoth a Cicada found in MaineClick Beetle Photo of a cluster fly 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 trunkHorseFly-labeled Picture of a katydid (also sometimes called a Long-horned Meadow Grasshopper) a cluster of Japanese Beetles feeding on some leaves May - June Beetle -- labeled Luna Moth pair of adult mayflies (two different species) a representative metallic wood-boring beetlePaperWasps 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) Pair of Spotted Wing Drosophila flies (male on left; female on right) 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)photo of pair of Whitespotted Sawyer beetles (male on left; female on right) Whitespotted Sawyer beetle (female) picture of a Wood Cockroach (photographed on Mount Desert Island, Maine) Yellowjacket&Hornet

Maine Forest Service reminder: Don’t transport firewood!


Jumping (Outdoors):

a Candy-striped Leafhopper 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 Carpenter Ants  Click Beetle 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 Fishing Spider (genus: Dolomedes) Photo of a lace bug adult beside a U.S. penny JumpingSpider3 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) Ticks (Deer and Dog) Engorged (labeled) Sowbugs-labeled a Tortoise beetle WhiteHickoryTussock-labeled2 a Western Conifer Seed Bug photo of pair of Whitespotted Sawyer beetles (male on left; female on right) Whitespotted Sawyer beetle (female) Two Banded Woollybear Caterpillars a Yellow Bear Caterpillar, also called a Yellow Woollybear pair of wireworms in soil WoodCockroach-labeled-c


Swimming (Outdoors)

Giant Water Bug (also commonly called a Toebiter) Predaceous Diving Beetle a Water Scorpion pair of Water Striders photographed on Mount Desert Island, Maine

 

 


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