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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 help with an id help with an id blondhavmofun 1 Apr 23, 2014 3:45 PM
Thumbnail of Tiny bugs found near bathroom sink; we have recent bites Tiny bugs found near bathroom sink; we have recent bites kevinsn 1 Apr 20, 2014 5:30 PM
Thumbnail of Help! This bug is all over our house. Can you identify it? Help! This bug is all over our house. Can you identify it? chrisevans1984 1 Apr 20, 2014 3:33 PM
Thumbnail of Ladybug? Insect needs ID! Ladybug? Insect needs ID! kk1143 1 Apr 19, 2014 5:52 PM
Thumbnail of House bug House bug Deathwing 4 Apr 19, 2014 1:53 PM
Thumbnail of large mite? large mite? mbat22 1 Apr 19, 2014 7:26 AM
Thumbnail of New Spider Around The House New Spider Around The House notabugfan01 4 Apr 18, 2014 8:32 PM
Thumbnail of Beetle? Hope it's not a cockroach.... Beetle? Hope it's not a cockroach.... notabugfan01 2 Apr 17, 2014 8:59 PM
Thumbnail of What is this insect living in the soil of my veggie garden? What is this insect living in the soil of my veggie garden? samm128 4 Apr 16, 2014 9:18 PM
Thumbnail of 2 of these bugs found in 14 yo kid's bed 2 of these bugs found in 14 yo kid's bed estebanverde 2 Apr 16, 2014 7:45 PM
Thumbnail of Help needed to identify strange sac / growth on windowsill Help needed to identify strange sac / growth on windowsill vix678 1 Apr 16, 2014 9:18 AM
  Beetle with white joints Bluesation 2 Apr 15, 2014 11:52 AM
Thumbnail of Spider in my garden Spider in my garden HeatherJoy 1 Apr 15, 2014 7:33 AM
Thumbnail of Spider in my garden Spider in my garden HeatherJoy 1 Apr 15, 2014 7:33 AM
Thumbnail of spider identification spider identification jpront 3 Apr 12, 2014 2:09 PM
Thumbnail of Any guesses? Any guesses? sacamano 4 Apr 11, 2014 3:27 AM
Thumbnail of what spider is this? what spider is this? katie86 2 Apr 9, 2014 3:47 AM
Thumbnail of The Mystery Bug ID Help The Mystery Bug ID Help Freaked_Out 1 Apr 8, 2014 5:55 PM
Thumbnail of What is this? What is this? zachj7 1 Apr 6, 2014 5:55 PM
Thumbnail of Friend or Foe?  Ladybug-ish insect on pepper plant Friend or Foe? Ladybug-ish insect on pepper plant NewMath 1 Apr 6, 2014 7:45 AM
Thumbnail of Help! What is this spider in my kitchen?? Help! What is this spider in my kitchen?? Jessrfree 1 Apr 5, 2014 3:32 PM
Thumbnail of help? help? jess199246 1 Apr 5, 2014 7:19 AM
Thumbnail of Looks like a instar for a beetle? Looks like a instar for a beetle? mgarr 1 Apr 4, 2014 1:06 PM
Thumbnail of What spider is this? What spider is this? cleacjm 2 Apr 4, 2014 3:46 AM
Thumbnail of Bite Bite rfparadise 3 Apr 2, 2014 4:17 AM
Thumbnail of Insects on ceiling after recent spate of rainy weather Insects on ceiling after recent spate of rainy weather hotsnakes 3 Apr 1, 2014 7:58 AM
Thumbnail of Tiny shield-like bug- what is this? Tiny shield-like bug- what is this? Dinu 3 Mar 31, 2014 10:11 AM
Thumbnail of Two flies to be identified - one is a robberfly Two flies to be identified - one is a robberfly Dinu 3 Mar 31, 2014 10:09 AM
Thumbnail of House Spider? House Spider? voodoochild16 1 Mar 30, 2014 5:04 PM
Thumbnail of Any Ideas What This Bug Is? Any Ideas What This Bug Is? Acorn82 3 Mar 30, 2014 10:01 AM
Thumbnail of Please help ID this bug Please help ID this bug jeff001 2 Mar 29, 2014 6:03 PM
Thumbnail of Super fast and HUGE spider in Southern California? Super fast and HUGE spider in Southern California? LoHa6688 1 Mar 28, 2014 5:33 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a silverfish? Is this a silverfish? Lucy_S 2 Mar 25, 2014 11:21 AM
Thumbnail of Hairy Catterpillar Hairy Catterpillar coleolover 2 Mar 23, 2014 7:49 AM
Thumbnail of What kind of a moth is this? What kind of a moth is this? Mothman 2 Mar 22, 2014 7:11 AM
Thumbnail of What is this moth? What is this moth? sewersadie 2 Mar 20, 2014 2:04 PM
Thumbnail of Some kind of meadowhawk? Some kind of meadowhawk? spencerneuharth 1 Mar 20, 2014 9:01 AM
Thumbnail of Not sure what it is - or if it is even an insect! Not sure what it is - or if it is even an insect! Andaco36 4 Mar 18, 2014 6:54 PM
Thumbnail of Flying wasp-like insect found in Minehead,England Flying wasp-like insect found in Minehead,England andysmith10 1 Mar 18, 2014 6:49 PM
Thumbnail of Spider? Spider? roymaster 8 Mar 18, 2014 6:42 PM
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