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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 Little White Insects in Potted Plants (Central Ohio) Little White Insects in Potted Plants (Central Ohio) KevinLooby 1 Sep 27, 2014 3:08 PM
Thumbnail of This insect has got me stumped!? WHAT IS IT!? This insect has got me stumped!? WHAT IS IT!? montyy 2 Sep 27, 2014 8:23 AM
Thumbnail of A different egg case? A different egg case? mgarr 2 Sep 26, 2014 12:36 PM
Thumbnail of Are these Scale? Are these Scale? bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 7:51 AM
Thumbnail of Row of eggs? Row of eggs? bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 7:11 AM
Thumbnail of Weird  Bump on Tomato Leave Weird Bump on Tomato Leave bluemerle 1 Sep 26, 2014 3:49 AM
Thumbnail of Any Ideas Any Ideas Eissac 1 Sep 26, 2014 3:44 AM
Thumbnail of Can anyone identify this? Can anyone identify this? dmbrenneman 1 Sep 25, 2014 6:19 PM
Thumbnail of Cute Caterpillar WHO is this? Cute Caterpillar WHO is this? Gourd 4 Sep 25, 2014 3:23 AM
Thumbnail of Green cat ID Green cat ID kwanjin 2 Sep 23, 2014 8:21 PM
Thumbnail of Help! Is this what I think it is, a tick??? Help! Is this what I think it is, a tick??? ronnald 4 Sep 23, 2014 7:27 PM
Thumbnail of Any idea what this is? Any idea what this is? anceps 2 Sep 23, 2014 2:14 PM
Thumbnail of Moth ID needed Moth ID needed MelanieTex 2 Sep 22, 2014 7:21 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a cockroach? If so what kind? Is this a cockroach? If so what kind? Crh213 1 Sep 22, 2014 3:18 AM
Thumbnail of Beetle-like bugs, what r they? Beetle-like bugs, what r they? bugsrcoool 5 Sep 21, 2014 4:47 PM
Thumbnail of Humungous BUG!!! Humungous BUG!!! zertyp 1 Sep 21, 2014 4:34 PM
Thumbnail of Brown triangular bodied, quite fat spider? Brown triangular bodied, quite fat spider? Will123456789 1 Sep 21, 2014 7:48 AM
Thumbnail of Triangular head shaped bug Triangular head shaped bug stacey4612 1 Sep 21, 2014 7:46 AM
Thumbnail of Droppings stuck to wall Droppings stuck to wall davidgelb 2 Sep 20, 2014 4:18 PM
Thumbnail of Help! What are they? Help! What are they? yifenggui 1 Sep 19, 2014 7:20 PM
Thumbnail of What is this thing?!?!? What is this thing?!?!? Creepy117 1 Sep 19, 2014 9:04 AM
Thumbnail of Think it's a type of fly, in SoCal Think it's a type of fly, in SoCal Mwilson211 5 Sep 18, 2014 9:25 PM
Thumbnail of Insect or disease? Insect or disease? bluemerle 1 Sep 18, 2014 6:59 AM
  unidentified insect CrazyMan582 1 Sep 17, 2014 1:50 PM
Thumbnail of very large spiders very large spiders owlibee 1 Sep 17, 2014 5:41 AM
Thumbnail of Termites ? Termites ? haighr 3 Sep 16, 2014 4:42 PM
Thumbnail of New unknown spider New unknown spider Clo01 1 Sep 16, 2014 11:29 AM
Thumbnail of Something's eating my tomatoes Something's eating my tomatoes HazeMcCabe 1 Sep 15, 2014 6:24 PM
  Did you see my last 2 replies? bluemerle 2 Sep 14, 2014 11:39 PM
Thumbnail of Tiny white butterfly Tiny white butterfly Ghenyphyr72 1 Sep 13, 2014 3:43 AM
Thumbnail of I believe it's a moth.... I believe it's a moth.... Ghenyphyr72 1 Sep 13, 2014 3:40 AM
Thumbnail of Can someone please tell me what this is? not good with bugs Can someone please tell me what this is? not good with bugs charles_lee 1 Sep 12, 2014 7:42 PM
Thumbnail of Big red spider England Big red spider England App 2 Sep 11, 2014 4:31 PM
Thumbnail of Very small moth ID Very small moth ID davefrance 2 Sep 10, 2014 8:58 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of yellow jacket? What kind of yellow jacket? brendak654 5 Sep 10, 2014 4:51 AM
  Insect Wrangler Needed for Feature Film in Jamestown, RI seedsfilmbugs 0 Sep 9, 2014 12:31 PM
Thumbnail of Small Red Bugs. Small Red Bugs. linozz 2 Sep 9, 2014 12:11 PM
Thumbnail of Help me ID this spider please Help me ID this spider please Kiwi2703 0 Sep 9, 2014 7:12 AM
Thumbnail of A nice little catarpillar A nice little catarpillar mistifarang 0 Sep 9, 2014 6:20 AM
Thumbnail of I find some of them at Home. Is anybody knows What's that? I find some of them at Home. Is anybody knows What's that? Bambusboss5 1 Sep 9, 2014 3:38 AM
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