Bug Files

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 2,985 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 7,305 bugs listed, with 16,778 images and 3,110 comments in our database.

positive IndianaOhio Today

Sphinx moths are useful pollinators. I'm happy to donate a few tomato plants for them. Birds and opossums probably get a good snack out o...read more

positive AFinSD 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I saw this butterfly at the enclosed butterfly exhibit at The Living Desert Zoo and Botanic Garden in Palm Desert, CA. T...read more

neutral wandygirl 2 weeks ago

This is the caterpillar of a limacodid moth, or slug moth. It is about 3/4" long in this photo. The bright colors are a warning to predat...read more

positive fixerupper 3 weeks ago

This state butterfly of Florida also happens to be my favorite local butterfly. I am fortunate enough to have a colony of these in my bac...read more

neutral Vacula333 3 weeks ago

I am going to stay neutral on this bug, even though they are very destructive to tomato plants, the wasp will find them and do the "zombi...read more