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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 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
Thumbnail of What are they? What are they? Momof2now 2 Jul 26, 2014 11:50 AM
Thumbnail of Please Help! what is this!? Please Help! what is this!? kylekjerstad89 3 Jul 26, 2014 10:08 AM
Thumbnail of What is this bug? What is this bug? Pheonix_84 1 Jul 26, 2014 10:07 AM
Thumbnail of Swarm of small flies around my Hoya flowers Swarm of small flies around my Hoya flowers lamerto 1 Jul 25, 2014 6:02 PM
Thumbnail of ID required for bat ID required for bat davefrance 2 Jul 25, 2014 11:02 AM
Thumbnail of Please help me ID these bugs! Please help me ID these bugs! Kalion 3 Jul 25, 2014 10:48 AM
Thumbnail of What is this giant beetle-like insect? What is this giant beetle-like insect? jcloops 1 Jul 24, 2014 12:36 PM
  Strange Wasp Creature? Lauratom 1 Jul 23, 2014 6:38 PM
Thumbnail of July fly pictures July fly pictures HeatherY 6 Jul 23, 2014 3:26 PM
Thumbnail of Help ID this spider please! Help ID this spider please! llook23 1 Jul 23, 2014 3:57 AM
Thumbnail of green headed wasp Agapostemon green headed wasp Agapostemon bigdaddie 2 Jul 22, 2014 5:52 PM
Thumbnail of Caterpillar ID help Caterpillar ID help ABugsLife 4 Jul 22, 2014 5:09 AM
Thumbnail of Some type of flower beetle? Some type of flower beetle? lynnekp 1 Jul 22, 2014 4:54 AM
Thumbnail of ID please ID please lynnekp 1 Jul 22, 2014 4:53 AM
Thumbnail of What caterpillar is this? What caterpillar is this? CatMint20906 3 Jul 20, 2014 10:56 AM
  Burying Beetle in Florida?? marino1354 1 Jul 20, 2014 3:55 AM
Thumbnail of white ,black spots, very tiny, long nose white ,black spots, very tiny, long nose pigsfly 2 Jul 19, 2014 9:26 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a Brown/False Widow spider? Is this a Brown/False Widow spider? jibjc 1 Jul 19, 2014 8:17 AM
Thumbnail of Would like to know what this is! Would like to know what this is! sneaks13 3 Jul 18, 2014 5:38 PM
Thumbnail of Can anyone identify this spider Can anyone identify this spider dilmunwb 5 Jul 17, 2014 7:39 AM
Thumbnail of 2 unknown moths 2 unknown moths greenthumb99 1 Jul 15, 2014 5:11 PM
Thumbnail of Eating our cabbage and broccoli Eating our cabbage and broccoli MsMaati 0 Jul 15, 2014 6:11 AM
  What spider is this? Ashford85 1 Jul 14, 2014 3:39 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider? What kind of spider? draganlisak 1 Jul 13, 2014 6:24 PM
  Strange Sound from Attic: Exterminator Stumped BugsinmyAttic 5 Jul 12, 2014 5:52 AM
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