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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
Thumbnail of Some kind of bug on my door? Some kind of bug on my door? edoijr 2 Sep 29, 2014 10:42 PM
Thumbnail of Unknown insect?? Unknown insect?? chrisXRmatrix 1 Sep 29, 2014 10:28 AM
Thumbnail of What Spider is this? What Spider is this? TheClockEnd 3 Sep 29, 2014 10:27 AM
Thumbnail of Fuzzy Scale?? Fuzzy Scale?? bluemerle 3 Sep 29, 2014 7:32 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: huge pupa in Maryland SOLVED: huge pupa in Maryland sallyg 2 Sep 28, 2014 5:23 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Bizarre Bug in South Lake Tahoe SOLVED: Bizarre Bug in South Lake Tahoe NeilsBugs 3 Sep 28, 2014 3:45 PM
  Bees/Wasps invading our home, can anyone ID them? bcaptain 4 Sep 28, 2014 1:10 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: SOLVED: I've Never Seen a Spider Like This One, Have You? SOLVED: SOLVED: I've Never Seen a Spider Like This One, Have You? Mipii 5 Sep 28, 2014 11:22 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Please identify! (Very scared to have roaches...) SOLVED: Please identify! (Very scared to have roaches...) madmaniak 4 Sep 28, 2014 11:01 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: my cat found this scorpion would like to find out what kind SOLVED: my cat found this scorpion would like to find out what kind aharrington9326 7 Sep 28, 2014 10:23 AM
Thumbnail of Name that insect... Name that insect... Spdersondafield 3 Sep 27, 2014 7:25 PM
Thumbnail of Little White Insects in Potted Plants (Central Ohio) Little White Insects in Potted Plants (Central Ohio) KevinLooby 1 Sep 27, 2014 3:08 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: What is this Bacteria called? SOLVED: What is this Bacteria called? vanita79 4 Sep 27, 2014 8:40 AM
Thumbnail of This insect has got me stumped!? WHAT IS IT!? This insect has got me stumped!? WHAT IS IT!? montyy 2 Sep 27, 2014 8:23 AM
Thumbnail of A different egg case? A different egg case? mgarr 2 Sep 26, 2014 12:36 PM
Thumbnail of Are these Scale? Are these Scale? bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 7:51 AM
Thumbnail of Row of eggs? Row of eggs? bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 7:11 AM
Thumbnail of Who lived in these cells? Who lived in these cells? bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 3:56 AM
Thumbnail of Weird  Bump on Tomato Leave Weird Bump on Tomato Leave bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 3:49 AM
Thumbnail of Any Ideas Any Ideas Eissac 1 Sep 26, 2014 3:44 AM
Thumbnail of Can anyone identify this? Can anyone identify this? dmbrenneman 1 Sep 25, 2014 6:19 PM
Thumbnail of Cute Caterpillar WHO is this? Cute Caterpillar WHO is this? Gourd 4 Sep 25, 2014 3:23 AM
Thumbnail of Green cat ID Green cat ID kwanjin 2 Sep 23, 2014 8:21 PM
Thumbnail of Help! Is this what I think it is, a tick??? Help! Is this what I think it is, a tick??? ronnald 4 Sep 23, 2014 7:27 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Worms in my garden SOLVED: Worms in my garden roland38 1 Sep 23, 2014 6:00 PM
Thumbnail of Any idea what this is? Any idea what this is? anceps 2 Sep 23, 2014 2:14 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Wasp ID SOLVED: Wasp ID greenthumb99 2 Sep 23, 2014 7:08 AM
Thumbnail of Moth ID needed Moth ID needed MelanieTex 2 Sep 22, 2014 7:21 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a cockroach? If so what kind? Is this a cockroach? If so what kind? Crh213 1 Sep 22, 2014 3:18 AM
Thumbnail of Beetle-like bugs, what r they? Beetle-like bugs, what r they? bugsrcoool 5 Sep 21, 2014 4:47 PM
Thumbnail of Humungous BUG!!! Humungous BUG!!! zertyp 1 Sep 21, 2014 4:34 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Grasshopper help SOLVED: Grasshopper help Alkalikitty 2 Sep 21, 2014 4:17 PM
Thumbnail of Brown triangular bodied, quite fat spider? Brown triangular bodied, quite fat spider? Will123456789 1 Sep 21, 2014 7:48 AM
Thumbnail of Triangular head shaped bug Triangular head shaped bug stacey4612 1 Sep 21, 2014 7:46 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: SOLVED: Can someone help me identify this spider SOLVED: SOLVED: Can someone help me identify this spider Becca88 2 Sep 21, 2014 1:31 AM
Thumbnail of Droppings stuck to wall Droppings stuck to wall davidgelb 2 Sep 20, 2014 4:18 PM
Thumbnail of Help! What are they? Help! What are they? yifenggui 1 Sep 19, 2014 7:20 PM
Thumbnail of What is this thing?!?!? What is this thing?!?!? Creepy117 1 Sep 19, 2014 9:04 AM
Thumbnail of Think it's a type of fly, in SoCal Think it's a type of fly, in SoCal Mwilson211 5 Sep 18, 2014 9:25 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: This bug is in abundance in my yard SOLVED: This bug is in abundance in my yard Tian1 2 Sep 18, 2014 12:19 PM
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