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BugFiles - Identify Bugs & Insects with Pictures - Dave's Garden

Welcome to BugFiles, a database designed to help gardeners identify the insects, spiders, and butterflies in their gardens. BugFiles continues to grow through the collaborative efforts of 2,960 gardeners from around the world. Any registered user may add new insects, images, comments, and ZIP codes. Learn more about BugFiles in our BugFiles FAQ

There are 7,275 bugs listed, with 16,560 images and 3,082 comments in our database.

You may search for entries by common or scientific name, or browse through an entire order of bugs to find what you're looking for. If you would like to add your own photo, description, or other details to a particular insect or bug, you will find the links to do just that under the current information within each entry.

If you know of a bug that is not yet in our database we invite you to add it. (You must be a registered member of Dave's Garden to create new entries, or add information and photos to our database. Membership is free, click here for instructions.)

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Browse bug orders:

OrderOrder Common NameImage
Acari Mites and Ticks Thumbnail of American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)
Amphipoda Amphipods Thumbnail of Land Hopper (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus)
Araneae Spiders Thumbnail of Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia)
Architaenioglossa Apple Snails Thumbnail of Florida Apple Snail (Pomacea paludosa)
Basommatophora Thumbnail of Freshwater Limpet (Ferrissia petterdi)
Blattodea Cockroaches Thumbnail of Common Shining Cockroach (Drymaplaneta communis)
Cephalostigmata Pseudocentipedes, Symphyla Thumbnail of Pseudocentipede (Hanseniella sp.)
Coleoptera Beetles Thumbnail of Reddish-brown Stag Beetle (Pseudolucanus capreolus)
Collembola Springtails Thumbnail of Springtail (Podura aquatica)
Decapoda Crabs and Crayfish Thumbnail of Red Swamp Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdad, Mudbug (Procambarus clarkii)
Dermaptera Earwigs Thumbnail of Linear Earwig (Doru lineare)
Dictyoptera Mantids Thumbnail of Chinese Mantid (Tenodera aridifolia)
Diptera Flies Thumbnail of Lesser Brown Blowfly, Bluebodied Blowfly (Calliphora augur)
Embiidina Webspinners Thumbnail of Black Webspinner (Oligotoma nigra)
Ephemeroptera Mayflies Thumbnail of Mayfly (Hexagenia limbata)
Geophilomorpha Soil Centipedes Thumbnail of Soil Centipede (Strigamia sp.)
Haplotaxida Earthworms Thumbnail of Grey Worm (Aporrectodea caliginosa)
Hemiptera True Bugs Thumbnail of Cactus Coreid Bug (Cheilinidea vittiger)
Homoptera Cicadas, Hoppers and Aphids Thumbnail of Dog Day Cicada, Chicharra (Tibicen canicularis)
Hymenoptera (part 1) Ants Thumbnail of Bulldog Ant, Bull Ant, Inchman (Myrmecia forficata)
Hymenoptera (part 2) Bees Thumbnail of Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
Hymenoptera (part 3) Wasps Thumbnail of Common Yellow Jacket (Paravespula vulgaris)
Isopoda Isopods, Slaters and Woodlice Thumbnail of European Sow Bug (Oniscus asellus)
Isoptera Termites Thumbnail of Long-jawed Desert Termite (Gnathamitermes perplexus)
Julida Julid Millipedes Thumbnail of Black Portuese Millipede (Ommatoiulus moreleti)
Lepidoptera (part 1) Butterflies Thumbnail of Butterfly Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Lepidoptera (part 2) Moths Thumbnail of Ornate Tiger Moth (Apantesis ornata)
Lithobiomorpha Stone Centipedes Thumbnail of Stone Centipede (Lithobius peregrinus)
Mecoptera Scorpion-flies Thumbnail of Scorpion Fly (Panorpa communis)
Megaloptera Alderflies, Dobsonflies Thumbnail of Eastern Dobsonfly (Corydalus cornutus)
Neuroptera Lacewings Thumbnail of Golden-eyed Lacewing (Chrysopa oculata)
Odonata (part 1) Damselflies Thumbnail of River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Odonata (part 2) Dragonflies Thumbnail of Sedge Darner, Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
Opiliones Harvestmen Thumbnail of Harvestman (Megalopsalis serritarsus)
Orthoptera Grasshoppers and Crickets Thumbnail of Yellow-winged Locust (Gastrimargus musicus)
Phasmatodea Stick Insects and Walking Sticks Thumbnail of Two-Striped Walkingstick, Palmetto Walkingstick, Devil Rider, Musk Mare (Anisomorpha buprestoides)
Plecoptera Stoneflies Thumbnail of Stonefly (Trinotoperla sinuosa)
Polydesmida Polydesmid Millipedes Thumbnail of Flat-backed Millipede (Oxidus gracilis)
Psocoptera Book Lice, Bark Lice Thumbnail of Barklouse (Myopsocus australis)
Pulmonata Slugs and Snails Thumbnail of Pacific Sideband (Monadenia fidelis)
Scolopendromorpha Scolopendromorph Centipedes Thumbnail of Orange-footed Centipede (Cormocephalus aurantipes)
Scorpiones Scorpions Thumbnail of Wood Scorpion (Cercophonius squama)
Scutigeromorpha House Centipedes Thumbnail of House Centipede (Allothereua maculata)
Solifugae Windscorpions
Spirobolida Spirobolid Millipedes Thumbnail of American Giant Millipede (Narceus americanus)
Systellommatophora Land Slugs Thumbnail of Florida Leatherleaf (Leidyula floridana)
Thysanoptera Thrips Thumbnail of Thrip (Aeolothrips sp.)
Trichoptera Caddis-flies Thumbnail of Netspinning Caddisfly (Smicridea fasciatella)
Tricladida Flatworms, Land Planarians Thumbnail of Mollusc-eating Hammerhead Worm (Bipalium vagum)
Uropygi Tailed Whip-scorpions Thumbnail of Giant Vinegarone (Mastigoproctus giganteus)
Zygentoma Silverfish Thumbnail of Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina)

The latest images:

BugMemberThumbnail
Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) vossner Image
Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) Jbert Image
Black-dotted Ruddy Moth (Ilecta intractata) C_A_Ivy Image
Bell's Roadside skipper (Amblyscirtes belli) C_A_Ivy Image
Bell's Roadside skipper (Amblyscirtes belli) C_A_Ivy Image
Yellow-fringed Dolichomia (Hypsopygia olinalis) C_A_Ivy Image
Gray Half-spot Moth (Nedra ramosula) C_A_Ivy Image
Gray Half-spot Moth (Nedra ramosula) C_A_Ivy Image
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) melody Image
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) melody Image
Blue Bottle Fly (Calliphora vicina) RosinaBloom Image
Blue Bottle Fly (Calliphora vicina) RosinaBloom Image
Three-lined Flower Moth (Schinia trifascia) C_A_Ivy Image
Kyoto Moth (Autosticha kyotensis) C_A_Ivy Image
Boxwood Leaftier Moth (Galasa nigrinodis) LupineNight Image
Boxwood Leaftier Moth (Galasa nigrinodis) C_A_Ivy Image
Cross-striped Cabbageworm Moth (Evergestis rimosalis) C_A_Ivy Image
Leaf Beetle, Northern Corn Root-worm (Diabrotica barberi) Chillybean Image
Leaf Beetle, Northern Corn Root-worm (Diabrotica barberi) Chillybean Image
American Dagger Moth (Acronicta americana) annaid Image
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) marsrover Image
Dog Day Cicada, Chicharra (Tibicen canicularis) vossner Image
Southern Emerald (Synchlora frondaria) C_A_Ivy Image
Southern Emerald (Synchlora frondaria) C_A_Ivy Image
Southern Emerald (Synchlora frondaria) C_A_Ivy Image

The latest comments:

BugMemberRating Type
Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) vossner Positive
Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) Jbert Positive
Puss Moth Caterpillar, Asp, Southern Flannel Moth (Megalopyge opercularis) valhh Neutral
Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Bazuhi Positive
Boxwood Leaftier Moth (Galasa nigrinodis) LupineNight Neutral
Robber Fly (Asilus sericeus) madameyoohoo Negative
Leaf Beetle, Northern Corn Root-worm (Diabrotica barberi) Chillybean Negative
Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae) Chillybean Neutral
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Chillybean Neutral
Dog Day Cicada, Chicharra (Tibicen canicularis) vossner Neutral
Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (Harrisina americana) VineLand Negative
Obscure Psara moyh (Psara obscuralis) Bhavi Positive
Saddleback Caterpillar Moth (Sibine stimulea) wandygirl Negative
Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter gemmatus) avazquez Positive
Green Stick Insect, Walking Stick (Acanthoxyla inermis) Terry Positive
Green Stick Insect, Walking Stick (Acanthoxyla inermis) RosinaBloom Positive
Swift Ground Spider, Wasp-mimicking Sac Spider (Supunna picta) RosinaBloom Positive
Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea) RosinaBloom Positive
Grass Grub Beetle, Grass Grub Chafer (Costelytra zealandica) RosinaBloom Positive
March Fly (Dilophus nigrostigma) RosinaBloom Positive
Scentless Plant Bug (Niesthrea louisianica) Desirai Neutral
Dragonfly (Antipodochlora braueri) RosinaBloom Positive
Green June Beetle, Fig Beetle (Cotinis mutabilis) catlady4 Neutral
Velvet Ant, Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Lisa42Tn Neutral
Common Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) nutsaboutnature Positive

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