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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!

You may also want to visit our BugFiles database of pictures for comparison. Need a good book to help you deal with the pests in your garden? Check out the Bookworm for helpful books on pest control, recommended by others gardeners.

Please help us build a guide to caterpillars and butterflies in BugFiles with your photos, descriptions, and ZIP code reports!

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Thumbnail of What type of nest?? What type of nest?? missmeliss 2 May 16, 2015 6:52 PM
Thumbnail of House infested with these beetle like bugs - please help House infested with these beetle like bugs - please help cleung98 5 May 16, 2015 6:32 PM
Thumbnail of 1000's of bugs/flies in bush 1000's of bugs/flies in bush Gabischnabi 8 May 14, 2015 6:15 AM
Thumbnail of Do you know what this is? Do you know what this is? michael07 1 May 12, 2015 6:51 PM
Thumbnail of What is this bug? What is this bug? jkfoong 3 May 11, 2015 8:39 AM
Thumbnail of Very tiny whitish insect. Help needed to identify the insect Very tiny whitish insect. Help needed to identify the insect CuriousMurious 1 May 11, 2015 7:10 AM
Thumbnail of Please help, identification needed! Please help, identification needed! fraisou 8 May 11, 2015 7:09 AM
Thumbnail of strange bean like bug id please strange bean like bug id please needhelp000 1 May 10, 2015 12:09 PM
Thumbnail of Weird white insect on my dusty study desk Weird white insect on my dusty study desk kong_noah 2 May 9, 2015 1:23 PM
Thumbnail of My spider eggs hatched!! My spider eggs hatched!! HeatherJoy 2 May 9, 2015 9:34 AM
Thumbnail of SPIDER??????? SPIDER??????? Jmill253 1 May 7, 2015 6:25 AM
Thumbnail of Fuzzy Caterpillar Identification Fuzzy Caterpillar Identification FluffyUnikitty 2 May 4, 2015 8:50 AM
Thumbnail of Extremely Odd Behavior Extremely Odd Behavior jyousi1 4 May 4, 2015 8:03 AM
Thumbnail of what is this? Flying bug around 3cm long what is this? Flying bug around 3cm long LMesser 1 May 3, 2015 10:11 AM
Thumbnail of Noisy Cricket Noisy Cricket twitcherman 1 May 3, 2015 10:09 AM
Thumbnail of Bug/mite ID needed (Russia) Bug/mite ID needed (Russia) EatonBug 1 May 3, 2015 9:42 AM
Thumbnail of Spider eggs? Spider eggs? HeatherJoy 6 May 1, 2015 7:46 PM
Thumbnail of What insect is this? Attracted to Sunlight, small and fast What insect is this? Attracted to Sunlight, small and fast MHemingway 1 May 1, 2015 7:06 AM
Thumbnail of Small bug/mite need an ID Small bug/mite need an ID elitts 2 Apr 29, 2015 3:34 AM
Thumbnail of Creepy nest found under our couch Creepy nest found under our couch confusedrenter 7 Apr 28, 2015 9:36 AM
Thumbnail of Help identifying worm Help identifying worm aboauf 2 Apr 28, 2015 8:05 AM
Thumbnail of Ladybug or other? Ladybug or other? xetmarcr 2 Apr 27, 2015 3:35 PM
Thumbnail of Spider Mites? Spider Mites? HelloMissMary 7 Apr 27, 2015 9:13 AM
Thumbnail of Small bug on new tomato plant starts Small bug on new tomato plant starts Timetoplan 1 Apr 26, 2015 5:42 PM
Thumbnail of Do you what is this? Do you what is this? anab 4 Apr 26, 2015 3:17 PM
Thumbnail of Help me to identify this insect please Help me to identify this insect please andyho1984 6 Apr 25, 2015 10:12 AM
Thumbnail of Is this a mosquito? Is this a mosquito? xetmarcr 2 Apr 24, 2015 3:53 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a Brown Recluse? Is this a Brown Recluse? whatspider 3 Apr 24, 2015 11:14 AM
  Tent caterpillars destroying baptisias caitlinsgarden 7 Apr 23, 2015 3:56 PM
Thumbnail of Huge spider! Can anyone identify? Huge spider! Can anyone identify? serenaloriene83 5 Apr 21, 2015 9:36 AM
Thumbnail of Due Diligence Due Diligence prosdokaobasile 3 Apr 19, 2015 7:40 AM
Thumbnail of Looking for Giant Whitefly in Southern CA Looking for Giant Whitefly in Southern CA nebulus 0 Apr 14, 2015 5:59 PM
Thumbnail of what are these? are they good or bad for a garden? what are these? are they good or bad for a garden? AshleyBolton 6 Apr 13, 2015 8:43 AM
Thumbnail of what are these? are they good or bad for a garden? what are these? are they good or bad for a garden? AshleyBolton 1 Apr 13, 2015 7:04 AM
Thumbnail of Tiny black bug (beetle? bedbug?) Tiny black bug (beetle? bedbug?) xodesi 1 Apr 12, 2015 11:01 AM
Thumbnail of Can anyone identify this spider? It's so pretty! (Sydney) Can anyone identify this spider? It's so pretty! (Sydney) Scout19 2 Apr 12, 2015 8:01 AM
Thumbnail of Tiny Spider - Red Crescent Tiny Spider - Red Crescent CuriousInKY 6 Apr 11, 2015 10:22 AM
Thumbnail of Did this used to be a fuzzy black caterpillar Did this used to be a fuzzy black caterpillar Perfie 1 Apr 10, 2015 2:11 PM
Thumbnail of Looking to identify spider in buenos aires Looking to identify spider in buenos aires Bjork 1 Apr 9, 2015 6:33 PM
Thumbnail of Please help me, Johannesburg South Africa Please help me, Johannesburg South Africa ricardoferreira 1 Apr 9, 2015 6:06 PM
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