Cave Salamander

Subject:  syrhpid fly id Geographic location of the bug:  nashville, tn Date: 04/25/2019 Time: 05:28 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Can you help me id this syprhid fly? How you want your letter signed:  Naturalista Dear Naturalista, We would love to attempt to identify your Syrphid Fly, however, you attached an image of … Read more


Subject:  Amphibian? Geographic location of the bug:  West Michigan, Holland Date: 10/07/2017 Time: 09:07 PM EDT Came on my stoop during a rainstorm How you want your letter signed: Brian Dear Brian, This is definitely a Salamandar, an Amphibian.  We looked at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Salamandar page, and your individual looks most like … Read more

Three Garden Slender Salamanders found in Mount Washington

Subject:  California Slender Salamanders Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California February 14, 2016 We decided to do some late afternoon gardening, and we occasionally overturn a log in the garden just to see what we can find.  We keep rotting logs in the yard for habitat, and we have also constructed our garden walls from … Read more

Pacific Chorus Frog

Subject: other animals Location: Vancouver, WA August 13, 2015 8:26 am I love your website! You have helped me on more than one occasion. Do you know of a similar site to help one identify other animals? Specifically, today’s question regards a frog that a neighbor found in her upstairs bathroom in western washington this … Read more