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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!

ImageSubjectTopic StarterRepliesLast Post
  Brownish Red Spider ID goodwishes2u 0 Aug 16, 2014 7:25 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Souther Hawker? Male or Female? Please help SOLVED: Souther Hawker? Male or Female? Please help davefrance 2 Aug 16, 2014 9:50 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Please help identify insect SOLVED: Please help identify insect Ahmes 3 Aug 16, 2014 7:39 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Four legged webspinner ID SOLVED: Four legged webspinner ID Uninspired 1 Aug 16, 2014 3:40 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Strange caterpillars on our grapevine??? SOLVED: Strange caterpillars on our grapevine??? bunchabears 2 Aug 15, 2014 4:43 PM
  Red velvet ants Ttsimon 1 Aug 15, 2014 3:33 PM
Thumbnail of Snail? Snail? wingwoman 2 Aug 15, 2014 10:22 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Spider ID SOLVED: Spider ID califcamper 4 Aug 15, 2014 6:29 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Potter wasp? SOLVED: Potter wasp? greenthumb99 2 Aug 14, 2014 6:59 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Caterpillar ID SOLVED: Caterpillar ID greenthumb99 2 Aug 14, 2014 6:57 PM
Thumbnail of ant problem :( Carpenter or other?? ant problem :( Carpenter or other?? badcat 1 Aug 14, 2014 1:41 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Damselfly ID SOLVED: Damselfly ID greenthumb99 2 Aug 14, 2014 8:31 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Owlet Moth? SOLVED: Owlet Moth? greenthumb99 3 Aug 13, 2014 6:57 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: 2 Calopteron species? SOLVED: 2 Calopteron species? greenthumb99 4 Aug 13, 2014 3:59 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: termite or ant alate SOLVED: termite or ant alate Samstag 1 Aug 13, 2014 3:40 PM
Thumbnail of Leaf-footed Bug nymph? Leaf-footed Bug nymph? greenthumb99 1 Aug 13, 2014 12:27 PM
  Yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia), ORANGEBUGMAN 1 Aug 13, 2014 11:20 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Little Glassywing or Clouded Skipper SOLVED: Little Glassywing or Clouded Skipper greenthumb99 2 Aug 13, 2014 10:05 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Another Geometer Moth? SOLVED: Another Geometer Moth? greenthumb99 1 Aug 13, 2014 9:04 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Moth ID SOLVED: Moth ID greenthumb99 2 Aug 13, 2014 3:02 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Insect ID SOLVED: Insect ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 12, 2014 7:51 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Spider ID SOLVED: Spider ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 12, 2014 7:29 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Butterfly/Moth ID SOLVED: Butterfly/Moth ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 12, 2014 6:07 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Beetle ID SOLVED: Beetle ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 12, 2014 5:32 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Moth ID SOLVED: Moth ID RosinaBloom 4 Aug 12, 2014 4:57 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Fly ID SOLVED: Fly ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 12, 2014 4:12 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: An Egg With Legs???? SOLVED: An Egg With Legs???? bluemerle 3 Aug 12, 2014 3:49 PM
Thumbnail of Assasin bug egg??? Assasin bug egg??? Keepitrealmomma 1 Aug 12, 2014 3:21 PM
Thumbnail of Large Brown Moth Large Brown Moth Emmaroo 1 Aug 12, 2014 8:17 AM
Thumbnail of Spider ID Spider ID frilin 3 Aug 12, 2014 5:34 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Wasp of some kind? SOLVED: Wasp of some kind? CatMint20906 2 Aug 11, 2014 12:11 PM
Thumbnail of Does anyone know? Does anyone know? weedsfree 2 Aug 11, 2014 9:01 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Insect ID SOLVED: Insect ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 10, 2014 9:29 PM
Thumbnail of Found this guy in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco today Found this guy in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco today Fireglo 2 Aug 10, 2014 5:28 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Larva/worm/caterpillar inside stem SOLVED: Larva/worm/caterpillar inside stem greenthumb99 4 Aug 10, 2014 5:23 PM
Thumbnail of California White Mantis - Help ID So I Can Add to BugFiles California White Mantis - Help ID So I Can Add to BugFiles Grow1 1 Aug 10, 2014 5:22 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Bug ID SOLVED: Bug ID RosinaBloom 2 Aug 10, 2014 3:55 PM
Thumbnail of Bug That Looks Like a Peach Pit? Bug That Looks Like a Peach Pit? DavidBoort 2 Aug 10, 2014 2:52 PM
Thumbnail of Please help identify Please help identify Kharma99 1 Aug 10, 2014 10:02 AM
Thumbnail of Help Help Stormymiss 1 Aug 10, 2014 10:00 AM
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