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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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Thumbnail of Please identify...is this a brown recluse?? Please identify...is this a brown recluse?? Dagwood4407 1 Aug 13, 2015 6:20 PM
Thumbnail of Found this spider but have no idea what it is Found this spider but have no idea what it is Daveblow22 3 Aug 13, 2015 6:59 AM
Thumbnail of Identificate bug please Identificate bug please rlcrlc 1 Aug 12, 2015 6:57 AM
Thumbnail of Gooey white bug on tree! Very strange Gooey white bug on tree! Very strange jadelovesbugs 1 Aug 11, 2015 8:17 AM
Thumbnail of This wasn't found outside, but what bug is this? This wasn't found outside, but what bug is this? Tomino 2 Aug 10, 2015 2:39 PM
Thumbnail of Mystery bug from the North Carolina mountains Mystery bug from the North Carolina mountains os83 1 Aug 10, 2015 5:41 AM
Thumbnail of Help ID please!! Help ID please!! taytay10 1 Aug 9, 2015 6:44 PM
Thumbnail of Very Small Flying Insects - Need Help Identifying Very Small Flying Insects - Need Help Identifying zachcook21 1 Aug 9, 2015 6:21 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spiders are these? What kind of spiders are these? septech 1 Aug 6, 2015 6:46 PM
Thumbnail of Can anyone identify these insects? Can anyone identify these insects? ginahunt3 1 Aug 6, 2015 3:47 AM
Thumbnail of Nymph Mantis or walking stick? Nymph Mantis or walking stick? Hendrix35 1 Aug 6, 2015 3:36 AM
Thumbnail of PLEASE HELP ME IDENTIFY PLEASE HELP ME IDENTIFY mando4881 1 Aug 5, 2015 6:55 PM
Thumbnail of URGENT SPIDER IDENTIFICATION - FALSE WIDOW? URGENT SPIDER IDENTIFICATION - FALSE WIDOW? hads5634 1 Aug 5, 2015 3:44 AM
Thumbnail of Please confirm if a cockroach Please confirm if a cockroach paulog96 1 Aug 5, 2015 3:38 AM
Thumbnail of ID please. Thanks. ID please. Thanks. visprod 1 Aug 4, 2015 7:18 PM
  Beetle? visprod 2 Aug 4, 2015 7:10 PM
Thumbnail of 1cm wasp? 1cm wasp? CityDan 1 Aug 4, 2015 5:43 AM
Thumbnail of What is this bug in my home? What is this bug in my home? Kgonz 5 Aug 4, 2015 4:30 AM
Thumbnail of Small green with red eyes in minneapolis bit my girlfriend! Small green with red eyes in minneapolis bit my girlfriend! Katoven 1 Aug 1, 2015 3:45 AM
Thumbnail of black beetle black beetle royspc 2 Jul 31, 2015 6:52 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider What kind of spider Amberlyarl 1 Jul 31, 2015 3:40 AM
Thumbnail of Help ID please Help ID please silk35 3 Jul 29, 2015 4:09 PM
Thumbnail of I know this isn't outside, but what in the world is this? I know this isn't outside, but what in the world is this? whataretheseant 1 Jul 29, 2015 5:30 AM
Thumbnail of Pretty but unknown Moth Pretty but unknown Moth Restlssgypsy 1 Jul 28, 2015 1:52 PM
Thumbnail of Any idea what this is? Any idea what this is? dmaher11 1 Jul 28, 2015 9:37 AM
Thumbnail of Please help ID this huge beetle in Va Please help ID this huge beetle in Va ccshambhala 1 Jul 28, 2015 6:53 AM
Thumbnail of Help with this bug plz Help with this bug plz stefan19 3 Jul 28, 2015 3:57 AM
Thumbnail of Cannot find this insect online Cannot find this insect online raiyin87 1 Jul 27, 2015 10:03 AM
Thumbnail of Please help me identify Please help me identify asabatelli 2 Jul 27, 2015 7:02 AM
Thumbnail of Orange and black insect in south florida Orange and black insect in south florida anthony20031 1 Jul 26, 2015 3:35 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of hornet/wasp is this? What kind of hornet/wasp is this? tpwoofs 1 Jul 26, 2015 12:56 PM
Thumbnail of Can you identify this bug? Can you identify this bug? MNaseer 1 Jul 26, 2015 6:06 AM
Thumbnail of Bug ID Bug ID Chenoa0125 4 Jul 25, 2015 3:48 AM
Thumbnail of Killing over 200 of these pests a day. What are they? Killing over 200 of these pests a day. What are they? Jdam00 6 Jul 25, 2015 3:45 AM
Thumbnail of Stuck All Over Outside Wall, What Bug Leaves These? Stuck All Over Outside Wall, What Bug Leaves These? Straightbangin 8 Jul 24, 2015 2:58 PM
Thumbnail of What type of fly is this? What type of fly is this? yeild 2 Jul 24, 2015 8:24 AM
Thumbnail of What are these tiny brown bugs? What are these tiny brown bugs? mrmckeown 1 Jul 23, 2015 7:05 PM
Thumbnail of Help with this bug Help with this bug Carmelo115 1 Jul 21, 2015 5:54 PM
Thumbnail of Need Help Identifying Need Help Identifying BankSinatra 1 Jul 21, 2015 3:46 PM
Thumbnail of Does anyone know what this is? Does anyone know what this is? rp1991 3 Jul 21, 2015 3:13 PM
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