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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 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
Thumbnail of dirt / droppings / leaving on window sill dirt / droppings / leaving on window sill extremez 4 Jun 4, 2015 8:13 AM
Thumbnail of Identify this..possible ant? Stripped abdomen. Location: FL Identify this..possible ant? Stripped abdomen. Location: FL Xyzm 5 Jun 3, 2015 6:46 PM
Thumbnail of Weird dirt mound bug related? Weird dirt mound bug related? bugsinOK 2 Jun 3, 2015 4:40 PM
  Help Us Identify This Creature! ACash26 4 Jun 3, 2015 4:31 PM
Thumbnail of Unidentifed Butterfly SW France Unidentifed Butterfly SW France davefrance 2 Jun 3, 2015 1:07 PM
Thumbnail of Little flies coming out of no where Little flies coming out of no where Jackgaspo 1 Jun 2, 2015 7:17 AM
  Flys coming out of no where Jackgaspo 1 Jun 2, 2015 7:16 AM
  How do you maintain a Lady Bug House? zephirina 3 Jun 1, 2015 11:47 AM
Thumbnail of Insect identification, Location: New Mexico Insect identification, Location: New Mexico mcavoyd 1 Jun 1, 2015 3:22 AM
Thumbnail of what bug is this? what bug is this? CatMint20906 4 May 31, 2015 4:21 AM
Thumbnail of What insect is this? What insect is this? Anfman007 1 May 31, 2015 3:51 AM
Thumbnail of Which bug it is? Which bug it is? asu2345 1 May 30, 2015 5:59 PM
Thumbnail of strange hairy beetle in my bed strange hairy beetle in my bed Ericxs 1 May 29, 2015 6:06 PM
Thumbnail of Stink Bug? Stink Bug? HelloMissMary 1 May 29, 2015 5:48 PM
Thumbnail of Anise Swallowtail? Anise Swallowtail? Hulio 1 May 29, 2015 4:15 AM
Thumbnail of Can someone tell me what type of moth this is? Can someone tell me what type of moth this is? backdown00 3 May 29, 2015 4:08 AM
Thumbnail of Is this a bed bug? Is this a bed bug? wolfgangamadeus 2 May 28, 2015 2:50 PM
Thumbnail of What are these? What are these? barefeetbilly 2 May 28, 2015 5:02 AM
Thumbnail of Flour mites? Flour mites? Ghenyphyr72 4 May 27, 2015 1:22 PM
Thumbnail of Larvae? Larvae? Ghenyphyr72 2 May 27, 2015 12:37 PM
Thumbnail of Butterfly Butterfly P_Edens 4 May 25, 2015 1:16 PM
Thumbnail of Anyone know what this is?! Anyone know what this is?! Danerbananer 2 May 25, 2015 7:43 AM
Thumbnail of Spider qld aus Spider qld aus Jmill253 2 May 25, 2015 4:24 AM
Thumbnail of amur privet terminators, what are they called? amur privet terminators, what are they called? knoppy 2 May 24, 2015 7:06 PM
Thumbnail of Weird beetle found dead in package from Japan Weird beetle found dead in package from Japan Stunaep 5 May 23, 2015 2:25 PM
  Destroying snowball bush Dtbone 3 May 23, 2015 2:24 PM
Thumbnail of bugs all over wall bugs all over wall Killcrow 1 May 22, 2015 5:34 PM
Thumbnail of Is this a baby centipede? Perhaps millipede? Is this a baby centipede? Perhaps millipede? HawaiiVal 1 May 21, 2015 6:31 AM
Thumbnail of Bug biting in bed. Don't think it's a bed bug. What is this? Bug biting in bed. Don't think it's a bed bug. What is this? Cmoney 2 May 21, 2015 6:18 AM
Thumbnail of Help what is this ? Is it Dangerous? Help what is this ? Is it Dangerous? LegallyBlonde 1 May 19, 2015 7:57 PM
Thumbnail of Need ID for this Bug Need ID for this Bug mrtobor 1 May 19, 2015 7:54 PM
Thumbnail of A Regular Looking Black Beetle A Regular Looking Black Beetle neefman 2 May 19, 2015 5:13 PM
Thumbnail of What species of spider is this? Please Help What species of spider is this? Please Help GreenGarden45 1 May 18, 2015 8:31 PM
Thumbnail of What kind of spider is this? What kind of spider is this? GreenGarden45 1 May 18, 2015 8:30 PM
  Identification Help: Beetles and other insects on a rose Hulio 0 May 18, 2015 2:25 PM
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