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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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  Yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia), ORANGEBUGMAN 1 Aug 13, 2014 11:20 AM
Thumbnail of Assasin bug egg??? Assasin bug egg??? Keepitrealmomma 1 Aug 12, 2014 3:21 PM
Thumbnail of Large Brown Moth Large Brown Moth Emmaroo 1 Aug 12, 2014 8:17 AM
Thumbnail of Spider ID Spider ID frilin 3 Aug 12, 2014 5:34 AM
Thumbnail of Does anyone know? Does anyone know? weedsfree 2 Aug 11, 2014 9:01 AM
Thumbnail of Found this guy in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco today Found this guy in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco today Fireglo 2 Aug 10, 2014 5:28 PM
Thumbnail of California White Mantis - Help ID So I Can Add to BugFiles California White Mantis - Help ID So I Can Add to BugFiles Grow1 1 Aug 10, 2014 5:22 PM
Thumbnail of Bug That Looks Like a Peach Pit? Bug That Looks Like a Peach Pit? DavidBoort 2 Aug 10, 2014 2:52 PM
Thumbnail of Please help identify Please help identify Kharma99 1 Aug 10, 2014 10:02 AM
Thumbnail of Help Help Stormymiss 1 Aug 10, 2014 10:00 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of Spider is this? What kind of Spider is this? Messerschmitt 1 Aug 10, 2014 9:44 AM
Thumbnail of Pinching Beetle? Pinching Beetle? greenthumb99 0 Aug 8, 2014 6:33 PM
  Four legged mite/spider-like insect! Uninspired 0 Aug 8, 2014 4:27 PM
Thumbnail of ID fly with bee markings ID fly with bee markings Creatrixsblood 1 Aug 8, 2014 12:11 PM
Thumbnail of South of France Insect South of France Insect timparkin 1 Aug 8, 2014 3:34 AM
Thumbnail of Bug found in my bedroom crawling across the floor Bug found in my bedroom crawling across the floor ando0o0 3 Aug 7, 2014 12:06 PM
Thumbnail of Spider ID Spider ID bluesmad2403 1 Aug 7, 2014 8:45 AM
Thumbnail of what is this Cricket beetle like thing? what is this Cricket beetle like thing? bluesmad2403 1 Aug 7, 2014 8:43 AM
Thumbnail of Three more unknowns in USA. Three more unknowns in USA. Reichnekov 4 Aug 5, 2014 1:30 PM
Thumbnail of I found FIVE of these big spiders my house recently I found FIVE of these big spiders my house recently jam0676 1 Aug 5, 2014 6:57 AM
Thumbnail of Three unknowns in Mississippi, USA. Three unknowns in Mississippi, USA. Reichnekov 3 Aug 4, 2014 9:15 PM
Thumbnail of Umber Skipper harmful? Umber Skipper harmful? DaisyDoll 2 Aug 4, 2014 10:35 AM
Thumbnail of Beautiful,orange banded insect in NC. Beautiful,orange banded insect in NC. SNL19067 4 Aug 4, 2014 8:15 AM
Thumbnail of Help to identify Help to identify Bugshater 2 Aug 3, 2014 8:36 PM
Thumbnail of wedge shaped bug wedge shaped bug HeatherY 2 Aug 3, 2014 3:54 AM
Thumbnail of Caterpillar ID? Caterpillar ID? eito 1 Aug 1, 2014 7:30 PM
Thumbnail of 14 legs each side..  beautiful gold/brown striped shading.  14 legs each side.. beautiful gold/brown striped shading. caryra 1 Aug 1, 2014 3:41 AM
Thumbnail of unknown spider unknown spider nealalford1 1 Jul 31, 2014 3:11 AM
Thumbnail of ID for this little red-butted spider ID for this little red-butted spider zidan 1 Jul 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Thumbnail of Is this SW Washington cicada an Okanagana rimosa? Is this SW Washington cicada an Okanagana rimosa? Calocedrus 1 Jul 30, 2014 12:22 PM
  Odd wasp-like bug in Mississippi, USA. Reichnekov 0 Jul 30, 2014 12:14 PM
Thumbnail of Some species of Duskywing? Some species of Duskywing? greenthumb99 3 Jul 29, 2014 9:56 PM
Thumbnail of A colorless small bug A colorless small bug Jeff13212 1 Jul 29, 2014 9:09 PM
Thumbnail of Can someone help? What is this? Can someone help? What is this? Sweetcali64 2 Jul 29, 2014 7:46 AM
Thumbnail of what kind of spider is this? what kind of spider is this? serenacrutchley 2 Jul 28, 2014 5:47 PM
  Please help me ID this "yellow porcupine" on a squash leaf Bill4rscg 1 Jul 28, 2014 12:34 PM
Thumbnail of My friend was bitten by this bug My friend was bitten by this bug hopeann1970 4 Jul 27, 2014 6:14 PM
Thumbnail of what kind of bee is this? what kind of bee is this? CatMint20906 2 Jul 27, 2014 11:05 AM
Thumbnail of What are those  ???????? What are those ???????? gt35r 3 Jul 27, 2014 9:23 AM
Thumbnail of What are they? What are they? gt35r 1 Jul 26, 2014 4:06 PM
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