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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
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Black body w/3 yellow, stripes-2 yellow & 3white dots SOLVED: Black body w/3 yellow, stripes-2 yellow & 3white dots wvpoemlady 5 Aug 31, 2013 1:49 PM
Thumbnail of What spider is this? What spider is this? totaltreat 1 Aug 30, 2013 7:03 AM
Thumbnail of What type of bug is this? What type of bug is this? Vickey82 1 Aug 29, 2013 4:51 PM
Thumbnail of Spider -  Shelter Island,  NY Spider - Shelter Island, NY Anytechie 1 Aug 29, 2013 1:13 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Bee id please SOLVED: Bee id please Evie21 3 Aug 29, 2013 10:28 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Strange Green Bug Bit Me! SOLVED: Strange Green Bug Bit Me! harmlessgirl 3 Aug 28, 2013 7:48 PM
Thumbnail of What are these speckles on this house plant? Spider mites? What are these speckles on this house plant? Spider mites? ransom3 1 Aug 28, 2013 10:04 AM
Thumbnail of What spider is this!? What spider is this!? etetherin 3 Aug 28, 2013 10:01 AM
Thumbnail of What is this handsome 6 legged, winged creature? What is this handsome 6 legged, winged creature? ransom3 2 Aug 28, 2013 8:34 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED:  identify this moth species.... SOLVED: identify this moth species.... Doctorsam 0 Aug 28, 2013 7:02 AM
Thumbnail of Weird bug in my backyard.  Caterpillar? Weird bug in my backyard. Caterpillar? Shelby123 1 Aug 28, 2013 3:23 AM
Thumbnail of Tiny black bug Tiny black bug reneejean124 2 Aug 27, 2013 9:08 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Large Bug On Patio SOLVED: Large Bug On Patio pianobarry 4 Aug 27, 2013 8:19 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Brahminy Blind Snake? SOLVED: Brahminy Blind Snake? ncaptiva 5 Aug 27, 2013 7:27 AM
Thumbnail of What is this? What is this? kfahrner 2 Aug 27, 2013 3:34 AM
Thumbnail of Big spider in Bucks County PA Big spider in Bucks County PA emblue 1 Aug 27, 2013 3:25 AM
  SOLVED: Florida Spider Question ncaptiva 4 Aug 27, 2013 12:47 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Name this beetle SOLVED: Name this beetle kfahrner 4 Aug 26, 2013 6:23 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Type of bee? SOLVED: Type of bee? rouxcrew 2 Aug 26, 2013 4:00 PM
Thumbnail of Who is this BIG guy? Who is this BIG guy? Junothehippie 1 Aug 26, 2013 3:26 PM
Thumbnail of Spider ID (Parsipanny, NJ) Spider ID (Parsipanny, NJ) sigmaSq 1 Aug 26, 2013 11:49 AM
Thumbnail of Anyone know what this is? Anyone know what this is? cover 2 Aug 26, 2013 3:37 AM
Thumbnail of What is this on my Rose Mallow??? What is this on my Rose Mallow??? vhmonan 1 Aug 25, 2013 7:36 PM
Thumbnail of Orange spider, brown+white striped legs, web near rose bush Orange spider, brown+white striped legs, web near rose bush cristina14 1 Aug 25, 2013 5:57 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Is this gypsy moth on this cherry? SOLVED: Is this gypsy moth on this cherry? betulo 4 Aug 25, 2013 1:44 PM
Thumbnail of Help to identify Help to identify jaccy 2 Aug 25, 2013 12:08 PM
Thumbnail of Need help identifying this spider please Need help identifying this spider please Papogremlin 3 Aug 25, 2013 9:40 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: what kind of spider this is and is it poisonous? SOLVED: what kind of spider this is and is it poisonous? Thesweeet1 1 Aug 24, 2013 4:14 PM
Thumbnail of Creature Found - Unsure of ID Creature Found - Unsure of ID Danny_r 4 Aug 24, 2013 9:08 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Yellow soldier fly? SOLVED: Yellow soldier fly? sallyg 3 Aug 24, 2013 4:16 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Insect Identification ? SOLVED: Insect Identification ? surf117 1 Aug 24, 2013 3:32 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of ant makes towers like this? What kind of ant makes towers like this? Mreed3timz 1 Aug 23, 2013 6:42 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: please identify this moth !! SOLVED: please identify this moth !! Doctorsam 2 Aug 23, 2013 2:31 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: When is a Wall Brown not a Wall Brown? SOLVED: When is a Wall Brown not a Wall Brown? davefrance 3 Aug 23, 2013 12:26 PM
Thumbnail of Help identify passed out spider Help identify passed out spider MakeItWayne 1 Aug 23, 2013 9:46 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Hovering hawk moth? SOLVED: Hovering hawk moth? davefrance 2 Aug 23, 2013 8:55 AM
Thumbnail of 2 different moths? 2 different moths? davefrance 5 Aug 23, 2013 8:40 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Another one for the moth experts. SOLVED: Another one for the moth experts. davefrance 2 Aug 23, 2013 8:35 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Wasps or hoverflies? SOLVED: Wasps or hoverflies? antio 5 Aug 22, 2013 5:38 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Daddy Long-leg Species SOLVED: Daddy Long-leg Species a_wanderer 3 Aug 22, 2013 5:37 PM
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