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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 stinging caterpillar id! stinging caterpillar id! rynegold 6 Jul 2, 2015 2:12 PM
  SOLVED: Damselfly/Bluet ID - Vancouver, BC Hulio 3 Jul 2, 2015 8:49 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD spgfr 1 Jul 2, 2015 5:33 AM
Thumbnail of White Jumping Spider White Jumping Spider metadraxis 0 Jul 1, 2015 9:57 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Big Hairy Fly SOLVED: Big Hairy Fly HelloMissMary 2 Jul 1, 2015 7:23 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD spgfr 1 Jul 1, 2015 6:14 PM
Thumbnail of Black and white hemiptera shield bug, doesn't stink Black and white hemiptera shield bug, doesn't stink ThreeEyes 6 Jul 1, 2015 5:44 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD spgfr 1 Jun 30, 2015 6:45 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: White insects with white fuzzy hairs SOLVED: White insects with white fuzzy hairs mollymolly 2 Jun 30, 2015 9:59 AM
Thumbnail of Pest in soil of indoor plants. Pest in soil of indoor plants. komkid 2 Jun 29, 2015 7:27 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Moth Identification Help SOLVED: Moth Identification Help JudyHNM 2 Jun 29, 2015 11:55 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: ?? Some type of Moth ?? SOLVED: ?? Some type of Moth ?? HubbleAlissia 2 Jun 29, 2015 6:05 AM
Thumbnail of Bedroom wall & roof annoying insect Bedroom wall & roof annoying insect yojosefo 0 Jun 28, 2015 7:35 PM
  SOLVED: Dragonfly ID help - Blue Dasher? Hulio 2 Jun 28, 2015 6:57 PM
Thumbnail of Weird looking bug Weird looking bug backdown00 4 Jun 28, 2015 12:53 PM
Thumbnail of Tiny black bug dragging soft shell with it. what is it?! Tiny black bug dragging soft shell with it. what is it?! frankyfrance 1 Jun 26, 2015 6:51 PM
Thumbnail of Who is devastating my plumeria so??? Who is devastating my plumeria so??? vossner 3 Jun 26, 2015 3:29 PM
Thumbnail of Need help ID'ing this Critter. Need help ID'ing this Critter. ezbakeoven 4 Jun 26, 2015 1:47 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider? What kind of spider? Stove 1 Jun 26, 2015 1:01 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of moth/butterfly? What kind of moth/butterfly? CatMint20906 2 Jun 26, 2015 11:41 AM
Thumbnail of Butterfly or moth? Butterfly or moth? insectsrcool 3 Jun 26, 2015 8:30 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Aruncus insects SOLVED: Aruncus insects greenthumb99 3 Jun 25, 2015 6:50 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Insect Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD SOLVED: Insect Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD spgfr 2 Jun 24, 2015 6:38 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD SOLVED: Id Please - Eastern Shore of MD spgfr 1 Jun 24, 2015 6:34 PM
Thumbnail of furry fly furry fly jimmeisland 2 Jun 24, 2015 4:10 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Seattle, Washington insect ID needed SOLVED: Seattle, Washington insect ID needed gongura 2 Jun 24, 2015 12:23 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: SOLVED: Identification of this spider? SOLVED: SOLVED: Identification of this spider? Hopper2000 1 Jun 24, 2015 12:12 PM
Thumbnail of I.  D. Please. I. D. Please. Lily_love 1 Jun 24, 2015 9:47 AM
  Beetle black red and hints of orange sounds of Digital game. BenVTX1300 2 Jun 24, 2015 7:41 AM
Thumbnail of Fly ID Fly ID greenthumb99 2 Jun 24, 2015 1:49 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Another fly ID SOLVED: Another fly ID greenthumb99 2 Jun 23, 2015 4:19 PM
Thumbnail of Small bugs found on bed Small bugs found on bed Warasd 5 Jun 23, 2015 1:23 PM
Thumbnail of ID Please! ID Please! PurpleRooster 1 Jun 23, 2015 1:20 PM
Thumbnail of Spider ID please Spider ID please plugin 1 Jun 23, 2015 1:19 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Please identify this insect. SOLVED: Please identify this insect. gardenchickee 9 Jun 23, 2015 11:29 AM
  strange egyptian spider. what is it? londoneagle 4 Jun 23, 2015 10:50 AM
Thumbnail of Insect identification Insect identification TexasBugger 1 Jun 23, 2015 8:39 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Who made this? SOLVED: Who made this? greenthumb99 2 Jun 23, 2015 4:46 AM
Thumbnail of big colorful grasshopper-ish thing big colorful grasshopper-ish thing eagreen84 1 Jun 23, 2015 3:48 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Robber Fly ID SOLVED: Robber Fly ID greenthumb99 2 Jun 22, 2015 7:27 PM
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