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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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Please help us build a guide to caterpillars and butterflies in BugFiles with your photos, descriptions, and ZIP code reports!

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Thumbnail of I thought I had a Mealy Bug on my Cactus??? I thought I had a Mealy Bug on my Cactus??? bluemerle 1 Oct 27, 2014 9:36 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: What Insect is This? SOLVED: What Insect is This? Foveator 1 Oct 27, 2014 9:34 AM
Thumbnail of Caterpillar Identification Caterpillar Identification cheynikkita 1 Oct 25, 2014 4:36 PM
Thumbnail of What is this bug? What is this bug? amex131 2 Oct 24, 2014 4:06 PM
Thumbnail of Wasp-like insect Wasp-like insect Phoenix21 3 Oct 24, 2014 3:21 AM
Thumbnail of Who's this little fella? Who's this little fella? vossner 1 Oct 23, 2014 7:19 PM
Thumbnail of Please help me identify this little guy Please help me identify this little guy creativeslime 1 Oct 23, 2014 5:03 PM
Thumbnail of Spider ID, please. Spider ID, please. visprod 1 Oct 23, 2014 4:39 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Sawfly larvae? which species? SOLVED: Sawfly larvae? which species? WayuU 1 Oct 23, 2014 8:55 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: ??? I know his name isnt "wormy" SOLVED: ??? I know his name isnt "wormy" badcat 9 Oct 21, 2014 5:38 PM
Thumbnail of What is it called? What is it called? OllieHarvey 3 Oct 19, 2014 4:24 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a Common Crow butterfly? Not sure. Is this a Common Crow butterfly? Not sure. Dinu 4 Oct 19, 2014 10:45 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: What kind of bug is this SOLVED: What kind of bug is this Shopgirl45 2 Oct 18, 2014 3:09 PM
Thumbnail of Mite size bug for identification. Mite size bug for identification. Vortimaxx 1 Oct 17, 2014 10:33 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: What is the name of tho bug SOLVED: What is the name of tho bug Corpa 2 Oct 17, 2014 12:08 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Indian meal moth infestation before moving to a new house SOLVED: Indian meal moth infestation before moving to a new house OMGthatsCraZY 6 Oct 16, 2014 9:49 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Beautiful green bug SOLVED: Beautiful green bug premierman1 2 Oct 16, 2014 7:48 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Bug on Wall SOLVED: Bug on Wall richmaxw 2 Oct 15, 2014 1:20 PM
Thumbnail of Found by door in London, looks terrifying!! Found by door in London, looks terrifying!! d4wno 1 Oct 15, 2014 11:58 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Ms seven legs SOLVED: Ms seven legs Pugsandbugs 2 Oct 15, 2014 12:26 AM
Thumbnail of Finding lots of these spiders in my house... Finding lots of these spiders in my house... tar167 2 Oct 14, 2014 5:55 PM
  Identify The Yellow Jacket DarwinsFlinch 0 Oct 14, 2014 12:15 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: This insect is well protected! Can you help with the ID? SOLVED: This insect is well protected! Can you help with the ID? binceC 3 Oct 12, 2014 10:10 AM
Thumbnail of Brown recluse spider???? or something else Brown recluse spider???? or something else bugsrcoool 3 Oct 12, 2014 12:15 AM
Thumbnail of What insect is this? What insect is this? SadPanda1220 2 Oct 12, 2014 12:02 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: ID please SOLVED: ID please cuihenggang 1 Oct 11, 2014 7:55 PM
Thumbnail of What spider is this? What spider is this? Kaleb12 3 Oct 11, 2014 11:12 AM
Thumbnail of Need help identifying a bug/worm/larvae in our home! Need help identifying a bug/worm/larvae in our home! LiviS 1 Oct 11, 2014 10:51 AM
Thumbnail of Spider with more than 8 legs?? Spider with more than 8 legs?? PeacefulChaos 1 Oct 10, 2014 4:13 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Crawling Dust Ball? What is this? SOLVED: Crawling Dust Ball? What is this? cdub11 1 Oct 10, 2014 4:10 AM
  what kind of spider? spaceman420 1 Oct 10, 2014 3:55 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Texas Playground Spider...what is it? SOLVED: Texas Playground Spider...what is it? Cynthia75 4 Oct 9, 2014 11:51 AM
  SOLVED: Small Stinging Bee or Wasp? Ozark 2 Oct 9, 2014 9:07 AM
Thumbnail of What is the name of this bug ? What is the name of this bug ? miamiparis 1 Oct 8, 2014 11:41 PM
Thumbnail of I need to identify this bug please I need to identify this bug please aboauf 3 Oct 8, 2014 11:39 PM
Thumbnail of Spider ID needed Spider ID needed cmaros 3 Oct 8, 2014 1:19 PM
Thumbnail of Maggot ID Maggot ID skinters 3 Oct 7, 2014 11:43 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Steatoda sp? SOLVED: Steatoda sp? kwanjin 2 Oct 6, 2014 1:43 PM
Thumbnail of Lacewing Larvae? Lacewing Larvae? Mipii 4 Oct 5, 2014 8:30 PM
Thumbnail of SPIDER found on my door, Portugal SPIDER found on my door, Portugal DianaNCGM 5 Oct 5, 2014 4:00 PM
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