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Do you have a mysterious critter in your garden? Post your question and any facts or observations about your bug, as well as a picture of the insect, butterfly or spider to be identified, if possible. Our members will draw from their extensive experience to help you identify it. Once you have a firm ID, please be sure to mark your thread as "closed" to keep it easy for everyone to find the un-identified bug threads!

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ImageSubjectTopic StarterRepliesLast Post
  SOLVED: Question on spider bites -- [Sticky] helenchild 33 Jul 29, 2014 12:07 PM
Thumbnail of Moth ID needed Moth ID needed MelanieTex 1 Sep 18, 2014 4:54 PM
Thumbnail of This bug is in abundance in my yard This bug is in abundance in my yard Tian1 2 Sep 18, 2014 12:19 PM
Thumbnail of Droppings stuck to wall Droppings stuck to wall davidgelb 0 Sep 18, 2014 10:51 AM
Thumbnail of Need help identifying this....roach? Need help identifying this....roach? davidgelb 2 Sep 18, 2014 10:40 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: What is this creature? Very odd catterpillar SOLVED: What is this creature? Very odd catterpillar barqs19 2 Sep 18, 2014 10:15 AM
Thumbnail of Think it's a type of fly, in SoCal Think it's a type of fly, in SoCal Mwilson211 4 Sep 18, 2014 7:00 AM
Thumbnail of Insect or disease? Insect or disease? bluemerle 1 Sep 18, 2014 6:59 AM
  SOLVED: Hummingbird or Hawk Moth JudyHNM 3 Sep 17, 2014 7:00 PM
  unidentified insect CrazyMan582 1 Sep 17, 2014 1:50 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Tiny webs with spiders.... SOLVED: Tiny webs with spiders.... marshak 2 Sep 17, 2014 11:44 AM
Thumbnail of very large spiders very large spiders owlibee 1 Sep 17, 2014 5:41 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: A wasp ID SOLVED: A wasp ID RosinaBloom 2 Sep 16, 2014 9:21 PM
Thumbnail of Help! beetle (?) on iris plants and in house Help! beetle (?) on iris plants and in house landreyev 1 Sep 16, 2014 5:38 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Overwhelmed with this unidentiable creature! SOLVED: Overwhelmed with this unidentiable creature! legalkix 1 Sep 16, 2014 4:44 PM
Thumbnail of Termites ? Termites ? haighr 3 Sep 16, 2014 4:42 PM
Thumbnail of New unknown spider New unknown spider Clo01 1 Sep 16, 2014 11:29 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Help with Caterpillar id please SOLVED: Help with Caterpillar id please Evie21 2 Sep 15, 2014 11:15 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: SOLVED: SOLVED: Is this some kind of Cocoon? SOLVED: SOLVED: SOLVED: Is this some kind of Cocoon? bluemerle 6 Sep 15, 2014 6:54 AM
  Did you see my last 2 replies? bluemerle 2 Sep 14, 2014 11:39 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: help identify this spider please SOLVED: help identify this spider please snbmeredith 2 Sep 14, 2014 7:58 PM
Thumbnail of Tiny white butterfly Tiny white butterfly Ghenyphyr72 1 Sep 13, 2014 3:43 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Ant, Termite or....? SOLVED: Ant, Termite or....? BugInMyHouseWTF 1 Sep 13, 2014 3:40 AM
Thumbnail of I believe it's a moth.... I believe it's a moth.... Ghenyphyr72 1 Sep 13, 2014 3:40 AM
Thumbnail of Can someone please tell me what this is? not good with bugs Can someone please tell me what this is? not good with bugs charles_lee 1 Sep 12, 2014 7:42 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: caterpillar eating my oak SOLVED: caterpillar eating my oak landreyev 1 Sep 11, 2014 6:59 PM
Thumbnail of Big red spider England Big red spider England App 2 Sep 11, 2014 4:31 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Cerambycidae SOLVED: Cerambycidae mistifarang 2 Sep 11, 2014 6:54 AM
Thumbnail of Very small moth ID Very small moth ID davefrance 2 Sep 10, 2014 8:58 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Again in Bangkok SOLVED: Again in Bangkok mistifarang 2 Sep 10, 2014 7:44 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of yellow jacket? What kind of yellow jacket? brendak654 5 Sep 10, 2014 4:51 AM
  Insect Wrangler Needed for Feature Film in Jamestown, RI seedsfilmbugs 0 Sep 9, 2014 12:31 PM
Thumbnail of Small Red Bugs. Small Red Bugs. linozz 2 Sep 9, 2014 12:11 PM
Thumbnail of Help me ID this spider please Help me ID this spider please Kiwi2703 0 Sep 9, 2014 7:12 AM
Thumbnail of A nice little catarpillar A nice little catarpillar mistifarang 0 Sep 9, 2014 6:20 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Is this a False Widow? SOLVED: Is this a False Widow? LegallyBlonde 1 Sep 9, 2014 5:23 AM
Thumbnail of I find some of them at Home. Is anybody knows What's that? I find some of them at Home. Is anybody knows What's that? Bambusboss5 1 Sep 9, 2014 3:38 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of bug is this? What kind of bug is this? AlexandraB 4 Sep 8, 2014 10:52 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Mexicp (mayan riviera) spider identification help. SOLVED: Mexicp (mayan riviera) spider identification help. jesslion 2 Sep 8, 2014 8:47 AM
Thumbnail of Spider identification? Spider identification? draganlisak 1 Sep 8, 2014 8:33 AM
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