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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!

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Thumbnail of Need help identifying beady red eyed bug black tan body Need help identifying beady red eyed bug black tan body Kim_T 2 Jun 15, 2014 6:14 PM
Thumbnail of Insect ID: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Insect ID: Tuscaloosa, Alabama nmrnmr 1 Jun 15, 2014 1:06 PM
Thumbnail of Please help me identify this insect Please help me identify this insect Brendan86 1 Jun 15, 2014 10:45 AM
Thumbnail of small white bugs on stem of dahlia at soil line small white bugs on stem of dahlia at soil line drdevi 1 Jun 15, 2014 10:41 AM
Thumbnail of What's Skeletonizing my Bell Pepper Plant? What's Skeletonizing my Bell Pepper Plant? bluemerle 2 Jun 14, 2014 6:28 PM
Thumbnail of need help identifying a beetle need help identifying a beetle beatleJudes 2 Jun 14, 2014 12:25 AM
  Unidentified insect eggs landsbr 1 Jun 13, 2014 3:37 AM
Thumbnail of Medium flying bug near Houston, TX Medium flying bug near Houston, TX nullnvoid 3 Jun 12, 2014 8:55 PM
Thumbnail of White eggs on Pepper Plant Stems White eggs on Pepper Plant Stems bluemerle 5 Jun 12, 2014 5:14 AM
Thumbnail of Dead bugs following spraying - are they termites? Dead bugs following spraying - are they termites? sugarshack 2 Jun 11, 2014 6:28 PM
Thumbnail of Help! what is it? Help! what is it? hungrytomato 1 Jun 11, 2014 5:23 PM
Thumbnail of Grub/caterpillar/larvae in tube that looks like a thorn? Grub/caterpillar/larvae in tube that looks like a thorn? montanadolphin 1 Jun 11, 2014 12:57 PM
Thumbnail of Unusual wasp nest Unusual wasp nest SteveValanch 1 Jun 11, 2014 8:41 AM
Thumbnail of Please can someone tell what kind of spider this is Please can someone tell what kind of spider this is Mark84 5 Jun 11, 2014 6:46 AM
Thumbnail of What is it What is it haysss4 1 Jun 10, 2014 5:37 AM
Thumbnail of Found on walls Found on walls Bugshater 1 Jun 10, 2014 3:56 AM
Thumbnail of ant ant curiousrightnow 1 Jun 10, 2014 3:49 AM
Thumbnail of relocating spiderlings? relocating spiderlings? greenfuse 1 Jun 9, 2014 12:06 PM
Thumbnail of Fly or bug Fly or bug davefrance 2 Jun 9, 2014 11:46 AM
  help with this please biggs911 4 Jun 8, 2014 4:14 PM
Thumbnail of Spider? Spider? Bobo888 2 Jun 8, 2014 6:54 AM
Thumbnail of What are these bugs? What are these bugs? kawigurl2002 1 Jun 7, 2014 12:21 PM
Thumbnail of please tell me what this is please tell me what this is Kdh81 1 Jun 7, 2014 3:22 AM
Thumbnail of Tiny yellow, orange insects all over patio- please help ID Tiny yellow, orange insects all over patio- please help ID Tms2007 1 Jun 5, 2014 10:19 AM
Thumbnail of what is this? it scares me! what is this? it scares me! amydevall 2 Jun 5, 2014 7:12 AM
Thumbnail of Please help ID this insect Please help ID this insect RC99 3 Jun 4, 2014 12:04 AM
Thumbnail of Phidippus audax Phidippus audax iBranLee 2 Jun 3, 2014 8:44 PM
Thumbnail of Spider identification please Spider identification please iBranLee 4 Jun 3, 2014 5:07 PM
Thumbnail of Please Identify - urgent Please Identify - urgent ochafic 1 Jun 3, 2014 5:02 PM
Thumbnail of Yellow fly identification? Yellow fly identification? Buglyfe 1 Jun 3, 2014 12:12 PM
Thumbnail of This spider is causing a friend in Basingstoke some fears. This spider is causing a friend in Basingstoke some fears. clashloz 1 Jun 3, 2014 12:08 PM
Thumbnail of Any clue what type of moth this is? Any clue what type of moth this is? Buglyfe 1 Jun 3, 2014 8:43 AM
Thumbnail of Large Brown House Bug Identification Large Brown House Bug Identification pkunkeroso 1 Jun 3, 2014 3:15 AM
Thumbnail of Beetle ID? Beetle ID? Buglyfe 1 Jun 2, 2014 5:26 PM
Thumbnail of Flying ant? Flying ant? Buglyfe 1 Jun 2, 2014 5:24 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider is this? What kind of spider is this? Scochrane86 1 Jun 2, 2014 1:47 PM
Thumbnail of Spider in House Sofa Spider in House Sofa Crazyp01 1 Jun 1, 2014 11:27 AM
Thumbnail of Help ID Help ID potoclay 1 Jun 1, 2014 9:58 AM
Thumbnail of Spider ID please, spider with reddish orange back. Thanks. Spider ID please, spider with reddish orange back. Thanks. Aquagnome 3 May 31, 2014 4:31 PM
Thumbnail of my friend needs help my friend needs help spider_feeder 1 May 31, 2014 3:57 PM
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