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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 These are all over the place! These are all over the place! duckyherman 1 Jun 18, 2015 5:26 AM
Thumbnail of Black & White Wasp, Blue Patch on Wings Black & White Wasp, Blue Patch on Wings HelloMissMary 2 Jun 17, 2015 5:05 PM
Thumbnail of Again more moths Again more moths backdown00 6 Jun 17, 2015 11:55 AM
Thumbnail of what is this insect? what is this insect? CatMint20906 3 Jun 17, 2015 5:49 AM
Thumbnail of Is this bed bug? Is this bed bug? LMesser 1 Jun 17, 2015 3:57 AM
Thumbnail of Indoor (possibly) flea; could be giving us bites!  ID? Indoor (possibly) flea; could be giving us bites! ID? DDCP 2 Jun 16, 2015 3:38 PM
Thumbnail of North Carolina giant bee-like, aggressive, nocturnal bug North Carolina giant bee-like, aggressive, nocturnal bug ncaptiva 1 Jun 16, 2015 3:08 PM
Thumbnail of mystery bug shows up dead! mystery bug shows up dead! Mossclaw21 2 Jun 16, 2015 11:18 AM
Thumbnail of Silver Orb Spider? Silver Orb Spider? melindaivan 2 Jun 16, 2015 3:45 AM
Thumbnail of Cocoon looking things? One with a red insect inside? Cocoon looking things? One with a red insect inside? nazira03 4 Jun 15, 2015 9:54 PM
Thumbnail of Bugs and a Slug Bugs and a Slug Chillybean 3 Jun 15, 2015 10:57 AM
Thumbnail of what is this bug what is this bug bugguy89 2 Jun 14, 2015 4:12 PM
Thumbnail of Are these from a spider or insect? Are these from a spider or insect? yukoner2 4 Jun 14, 2015 8:58 AM
Thumbnail of Is this a bed bug? Is this a bed bug? wierdel 5 Jun 14, 2015 4:46 AM
Thumbnail of ID help ID help 1972lt1 1 Jun 14, 2015 4:01 AM
Thumbnail of Found a few here and there o.O Found a few here and there o.O Vulkan 3 Jun 13, 2015 6:56 PM
Thumbnail of Spider but whats the name Spider but whats the name tommytwojags 1 Jun 13, 2015 2:32 PM
Thumbnail of Bug in Bathroom Bug in Bathroom theston412 3 Jun 13, 2015 9:57 AM
Thumbnail of What are these things on my leaves? What are these things on my leaves? Taney2 7 Jun 13, 2015 5:55 AM
Thumbnail of Pls ID Pls ID vossner 1 Jun 12, 2015 3:24 AM
Thumbnail of Is this a roach? Is this a roach? catloverr 3 Jun 12, 2015 3:23 AM
Thumbnail of What is this? (Some kind of tick?) What is this? (Some kind of tick?) emblue 9 Jun 11, 2015 10:41 AM
Thumbnail of Can someone help me identify this cockroach? Can someone help me identify this cockroach? Jenn1979 4 Jun 10, 2015 8:22 PM
Thumbnail of unknown bug unknown bug livelaughPLANT 1 Jun 10, 2015 7:19 PM
Thumbnail of What is this bug? What is this bug? Cbz96 1 Jun 10, 2015 7:17 PM
Thumbnail of Flying bugs in my house Flying bugs in my house Luvmylife0905 1 Jun 9, 2015 6:49 PM
Thumbnail of Beetle identification Beetle identification taylorjonl 3 Jun 8, 2015 3:43 AM
Thumbnail of Strange bug, would love to know what it is. Strange bug, would love to know what it is. renee1174 1 Jun 8, 2015 3:37 AM
Thumbnail of Can you ID this butterfly? Can you ID this butterfly? narmaj 1 Jun 7, 2015 11:46 AM
Thumbnail of What is this?  Outdoors, back porch, on the ceiling What is this? Outdoors, back porch, on the ceiling ILoveLabs 1 Jun 6, 2015 7:23 PM
Thumbnail of Can you tell me what this is?? Can you tell me what this is?? Mileulster 3 Jun 6, 2015 5:58 PM
Thumbnail of Worm ?? ID - PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY!! Worm ?? ID - PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY!! vkeeney 7 Jun 6, 2015 11:26 AM
Thumbnail of What is this larvae that is eating the leaves of my Chinese What is this larvae that is eating the leaves of my Chinese eerrey 1 Jun 6, 2015 10:36 AM
Thumbnail of Genetically confused caterpillar? Genetically confused caterpillar? Hetnkik 8 Jun 5, 2015 8:14 PM
Thumbnail of What is this insect?! What is this insect?! CClairmont 1 Jun 5, 2015 6:38 PM
Thumbnail of Cluster of Tiny Bugs. What are they? Cluster of Tiny Bugs. What are they? malnik 6 Jun 5, 2015 6:05 PM
Thumbnail of Butterfly with FOUR wings?!? Butterfly with FOUR wings?!? VaMtnDude 2 Jun 5, 2015 12:35 PM
Thumbnail of New moth in house New moth in house backdown00 5 Jun 4, 2015 6:09 PM
Thumbnail of Brown Spider I.D. Brown Spider I.D. Ghenyphyr72 1 Jun 4, 2015 5:58 PM
Thumbnail of Name of this jumping spider? Name of this jumping spider? Ghenyphyr72 1 Jun 4, 2015 5:55 PM
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