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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!

You may also want to visit our BugFiles database of pictures for comparison. Need a good book to help you deal with the pests in your garden? Check out the Bookworm for helpful books on pest control, recommended by others gardeners.

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 What creature made these? What creature made these? CuriousAb 4 Jan 19, 2015 9:14 AM
Thumbnail of Carpet Beetle? Please Helpppp Carpet Beetle? Please Helpppp Biscuits2 4 Jan 18, 2015 7:12 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Need help identifying two different spiders, QLD AUSTRALIA SOLVED: Need help identifying two different spiders, QLD AUSTRALIA Jmill253 2 Jan 18, 2015 6:05 PM
Thumbnail of Scale ID Scale ID growin 0 Jan 16, 2015 2:14 PM
Thumbnail of Insect found on nordmann fir (used as a Christmas tree) Insect found on nordmann fir (used as a Christmas tree) katonag 2 Jan 14, 2015 6:18 AM
  Flying puzzles slywlf 1 Jan 14, 2015 5:56 AM
  What are these in my basement? Rosieanne 2 Jan 14, 2015 3:47 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Sap sucking insect SOLVED: Sap sucking insect Percnco 2 Jan 13, 2015 10:28 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Weird pupa like thing? SOLVED: Weird pupa like thing? giantjoebot 3 Jan 12, 2015 5:44 AM
Thumbnail of Bug In Bedroom Bug In Bedroom RobertEF 3 Jan 12, 2015 5:40 AM
Thumbnail of Bug eggs in mixed junk turf? Bug eggs in mixed junk turf? Plants4myPots 2 Jan 7, 2015 12:02 PM
Thumbnail of Who is this? Help! Who is this? Help! Sudevi 1 Jan 3, 2015 3:52 PM
Thumbnail of Trying to figure out what this is? Trying to figure out what this is? squidwurrd 4 Jan 3, 2015 2:07 PM
Thumbnail of Does anyone know this type of bug and how to get rid of it? Does anyone know this type of bug and how to get rid of it? Saber123 2 Jan 3, 2015 10:43 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider is this? What kind of spider is this? teaelleceecee 3 Jan 2, 2015 2:06 PM
Thumbnail of Insects in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom Insects in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom EatonBug 2 Jan 2, 2015 12:18 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Spider ID SOLVED: Spider ID RosinaBloom 2 Dec 31, 2014 12:40 AM
Thumbnail of Please help identify! Please help identify! EvanScott 2 Dec 30, 2014 7:11 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Help ID these flying bugs in white fluffy cocoon SOLVED: Help ID these flying bugs in white fluffy cocoon uglymotherpluck 2 Dec 30, 2014 5:35 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Does anyone know what this thing is? SOLVED: Does anyone know what this thing is? wolfgangamadeus 1 Dec 29, 2014 1:28 PM
Thumbnail of Found this roach looking thing in my living room Found this roach looking thing in my living room CreepyCrawler20 1 Dec 28, 2014 4:31 PM
Thumbnail of Florida caterpillar-Big and pretty Florida caterpillar-Big and pretty popper1 1 Dec 27, 2014 4:00 PM
Thumbnail of Help identifying this bug Help identifying this bug GiantOrion 2 Dec 26, 2014 7:09 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Spider found in Koh Samui Thailand - Help to identify SOLVED: Spider found in Koh Samui Thailand - Help to identify danmarcus 1 Dec 26, 2014 5:38 AM
Thumbnail of Help identifying this spider in Kanchanaburi, Thailand Help identifying this spider in Kanchanaburi, Thailand thaispai 1 Dec 20, 2014 7:40 AM
Thumbnail of Large Insect in Harare, Zimbabwe Large Insect in Harare, Zimbabwe RyanK 2 Dec 18, 2014 1:17 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: House Insect SOLVED: House Insect bpcampbe 3 Dec 18, 2014 9:47 AM
Thumbnail of Help! Fear of bed bug! Help! Fear of bed bug! Bughelp4452 3 Dec 17, 2014 6:36 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a bedbug or something else? Is this a bedbug or something else? misterbug 3 Dec 15, 2014 10:55 AM
Thumbnail of Found these bugs on my vegetables Found these bugs on my vegetables zimbaasha 1 Dec 15, 2014 8:17 AM
  SOLVED: Grasshopper in Southeast British Columbia Hulio 3 Dec 11, 2014 7:25 AM
Thumbnail of Spider identification from Sydney, Australia Spider identification from Sydney, Australia RyDan 1 Dec 11, 2014 5:16 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: unknown flying insect SOLVED: unknown flying insect Anders123 2 Dec 10, 2014 11:21 AM
Thumbnail of what kind of spider is this? what kind of spider is this? scaredperson 2 Dec 8, 2014 9:36 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider is this? What kind of spider is this? hopeitdontbite 1 Dec 8, 2014 3:32 AM
Thumbnail of Cockroach? Cockroach? Hamishw 1 Dec 5, 2014 5:28 AM
Thumbnail of Bugs in bedroom / Under bed Bugs in bedroom / Under bed ConcernedPerson 1 Dec 4, 2014 6:19 PM
SOLVED: SWARMS of tiny purple bugs in the soil pmbooks 4 Dec 2, 2014 4:58 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Please help identify this... SOLVED: Please help identify this... Max4217 3 Nov 27, 2014 4:33 PM
Thumbnail of Need help identifying this insect in my garden. Need help identifying this insect in my garden. hiramjose 2 Nov 27, 2014 3:14 PM
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