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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 2,892 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 7,211 bugs listed, with 16,218 images and 3,027 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)
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 (part 1) Cockroaches Thumbnail of  (Temnelytra subtruncata)
Dictyoptera (part 2) 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 Cuban Laurel Thrips (Gynaikothrips ficorum)
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:

Metallic Wood-boring Beetle (Dicerca obscura) C_A_Ivy Image
Paper Wasp (Polistes annularis) C_A_Ivy Image
Slug (Cystopelta purpurea) countrykid Image
Pale-banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis) vitrsna Image
Pale-banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis) vitrsna Image
Pale-banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis) vitrsna Image
Pale-banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis) vitrsna Image
Mason Wasp (Ancistrocerus adiabatus) C_A_Ivy Image
March Fly (Plecia dimidiata) countrykid Image
March Fly (Plecia dimidiata) countrykid Image
March Fly (Plecia dimidiata) countrykid Image
Two Spined Spider (Poecilopachys australasia) RosinaBloom Image
Two Spined Spider (Poecilopachys australasia) RosinaBloom Image
(Proteuxoa hypochalchis) countrykid Image
Apple Looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) countrykid Image
Apple Looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) countrykid Image
Apple Looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) countrykid Image
Apple Looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) countrykid Image
Apple Looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) countrykid Image
Apple Looper (Phrissogonus laticostata) countrykid Image
Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta) countrykid Image
Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta) countrykid Image
Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta) countrykid Image
(Myrtartona coronias) countrykid Image
(Myrtartona coronias) countrykid Image

The latest comments:

BugMemberRating Type
Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae) paulobessa Negative
Pale-banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis) vitrsna Neutral
Two Spined Spider (Poecilopachys australasia) RosinaBloom Positive
Elf Shoe Stink Bug (Menecles insertus) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Straight-faced Solifugud (Eremocosta sp.) peejay12 Neutral
Giant Vinegarone (Mastigoproctus giganteus) peejay12 Positive
Fire Ant, Red Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) mensamom Negative
Yucca Moth (Tegeticula yuccasella) sewersadie Positive
Mallow Sawfly, Hibiscus Sawfly (Atomacera decepta) j3maloney Negative
Scoliid Wasp (Scolia dubia) j3maloney Positive
Small Phigalia moth (Phigalia strigataria) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) yeayea Positive
House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) countrykid Positive
Leaf Hopper (Cuerna costalis) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Giant Silkworm Moth, Robin moth (Hyalophora cecropia) Longhairguy Positive
Lily Leaf Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) coriaceous Negative
Prairie Robber Fly (Laphria vorax) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Turbulent phosphila (Phosphila turbulenta) kittriana Neutral
Grape Leafroller (Desmia maculalis) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Blackberry Looper (Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) C_A_Ivy Neutral
(Agrilus muticus) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Linden Looper Moth (Erannis tiliaria) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Discolored Renia Moth (Renia discoloralis) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Leaf Hopper (Erythroneura calycula) C_A_Ivy Neutral

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