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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 Unknown beetle in Ecuador. (with video) Unknown beetle in Ecuador. (with video) marcgriffith 2 Feb 9, 2014 9:21 AM
Thumbnail of What is this thing?!!! What is this thing?!!! racafo13 1 Feb 8, 2014 4:21 AM
Thumbnail of help what is this bug? help what is this bug? wolfwyatt 1 Feb 7, 2014 3:16 AM
Thumbnail of Gasteracantha? Gasteracantha? mochimo 1 Feb 6, 2014 3:52 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Please help ID SOLVED: Please help ID sunnytx 2 Feb 5, 2014 2:00 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Need Help!- Unknown bug SOLVED: Need Help!- Unknown bug jkrbug 2 Feb 3, 2014 5:17 AM
Thumbnail of unknown spider unknown spider mach1muscle351 1 Feb 1, 2014 3:57 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Neat blue bug SOLVED: Neat blue bug pistachio87 4 Jan 30, 2014 6:22 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Some kind of widow? SOLVED: Some kind of widow? WiccanMommy 1 Jan 28, 2014 5:34 AM
Thumbnail of Bugs on a carrot seedling? Bugs on a carrot seedling? impynic 2 Jan 22, 2014 1:27 PM
Thumbnail of False widow? False widow? jaysusno 1 Jan 21, 2014 12:12 PM
Thumbnail of Id. these eggs, please Id. these eggs, please Johanna2014 3 Jan 19, 2014 2:52 AM
Thumbnail of skeletal dried white bugs on eucalyptus citriodora leaves skeletal dried white bugs on eucalyptus citriodora leaves sue1740 0 Jan 17, 2014 8:44 PM
Thumbnail of Tiny eggs covered by hairs - creamish Tiny eggs covered by hairs - creamish Dinu 0 Jan 17, 2014 7:01 AM
  Fly I.D. - British Columbia, Canada Hulio 1 Jan 16, 2014 2:17 PM
  Dragonfly I.D. - British Columbia, Canada Hulio 3 Jan 16, 2014 2:05 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a roach? Is this a roach? idontknowbugs 4 Jan 16, 2014 9:54 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Green eyed Fly SOLVED: Green eyed Fly nzwide 1 Jan 16, 2014 3:53 AM
Thumbnail of Found this on front step tonight - very rainy Found this on front step tonight - very rainy delacroixandora 2 Jan 12, 2014 7:35 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Is my Sulphur Clouded or Cloudless? SOLVED: Is my Sulphur Clouded or Cloudless? HelloMissMary 5 Jan 10, 2014 8:38 AM
Thumbnail of What spider is it? What spider is it? Svarios 2 Jan 9, 2014 3:02 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Help! Is this a brown recluse?! SOLVED: Help! Is this a brown recluse?! Bkm2891 4 Jan 9, 2014 8:47 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: pinky nail size beetle found at work SOLVED: pinky nail size beetle found at work Moda127 9 Jan 6, 2014 12:27 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: I found this 3inch creature outside, hanging on cottage wall SOLVED: I found this 3inch creature outside, hanging on cottage wall YvonneGill 2 Jan 5, 2014 2:22 PM
Thumbnail of HELP HELP deespath 1 Jan 5, 2014 9:43 AM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Pale blue 11mm Planthopper SOLVED: Pale blue 11mm Planthopper nzwide 2 Jan 4, 2014 12:56 PM
Thumbnail of Spider identification Spider identification smellytoes 1 Jan 4, 2014 3:45 AM
Thumbnail of Brown garden caterpillar, New Zealand Brown garden caterpillar, New Zealand nzwide 0 Jan 4, 2014 12:06 AM
Thumbnail of Please Help Identify Spider Please Help Identify Spider IowaJeff 1 Jan 3, 2014 5:45 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Is dangerous this spider? SOLVED: Is dangerous this spider? goldenloko 1 Jan 3, 2014 12:19 PM
  Help white sticky dots Kawaiikami 0 Dec 29, 2013 6:25 PM
Thumbnail of fast moving insect found in new appartment fast moving insect found in new appartment dantor19 3 Dec 29, 2013 2:27 PM
Thumbnail of Bug in pool and around Bug in pool and around JonathanTW 3 Dec 29, 2013 8:53 AM
Thumbnail of Identify spider please Identify spider please Jonboy162 1 Dec 29, 2013 6:30 AM
Thumbnail of What is this? What is this? naaamrud 2 Dec 28, 2013 8:17 AM
Thumbnail of Yellowish caterpillar for ID Yellowish caterpillar for ID Dinu 4 Dec 28, 2013 7:41 AM
Thumbnail of Please help identify this little guy Please help identify this little guy howie60659 1 Dec 27, 2013 1:16 PM
Thumbnail of What is it?  Seen in Tasmania on the North West Coast. What is it? Seen in Tasmania on the North West Coast. kathM 2 Dec 27, 2013 12:46 PM
Thumbnail of SOLVED: Please identify this Spider SOLVED: Please identify this Spider dracos 1 Dec 27, 2013 7:26 AM
Thumbnail of Brown spider. Hairy abdomen. Large pincers Brown spider. Hairy abdomen. Large pincers Plurraver 3 Dec 26, 2013 11:56 AM
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