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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 3,037 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 7,350 bugs listed, with 17,008 images and 3,159 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.

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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)
Psocodea 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:

Lunate Zale (Zale lunata) C_A_Ivy Image
Robber Fly (Promachus fitchii) C_A_Ivy Image
Red-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus ternarius) motherHenSven Image
Hammerhead Worm (land planarian) (Bipalium kewense) sweethollow Image
Pennsylvania Flea Beetle (Disonycha pensylvanica) Chillybean Image
Moth, White-spotted Redectis Moth (Redectis vitrea) C_A_Ivy Image
Black Horse Fly (Tabanus atratus) C_A_Ivy Image
Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala declivis) Chach2667 Image
Devil Horse, Southeastern Lubber (Romalea guttata) sunkissed Image
Cocklebur Weevil (Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus) C_A_Ivy Image
Birch Dagger Moth (Acronicta betulae) C_A_Ivy Image
Waved Sphinx (Ceratomia undulosa) pfrayne Image
Trumpet Vine Moth (Clydonopteron sacculana) C_A_Ivy Image
Clearwing Moth, Squash Vine Borer (Melittia cucurbitae) mHypothetical Image
Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) brendak654 Image
Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) brendak654 Image
Seriated Aethes (Aethes seriatana) C_A_Ivy Image
Tumbling Flower Beetle (Hoshihananomia octopunctata) C_A_Ivy Image
Grapevine Beetle, Spotted June Beetle, Spotted Pelidnota (Pelidnota punctata) Juicygirl Image
Grapevine Beetle, Spotted June Beetle, Spotted Pelidnota (Pelidnota punctata) Juicygirl Image
Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia moth (Pseudeustrotia carneola) C_A_Ivy Image
Kuwana's Lady Beetle (Chilocorus kuwanae) creekwalker Image
Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes) C_A_Ivy Image
Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes) C_A_Ivy Image
Six-spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton) C_A_Ivy Image

The latest comments:

BugMemberRating Type
Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus) Opusnbill Neutral
Hammerhead Worm (land planarian) (Bipalium kewense) sweethollow Neutral
Pennsylvania Flea Beetle (Disonycha pensylvanica) Chillybean Positive
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) Sequoiadendron4 Negative
Funnel Web Spider (Agelenopsis sp.) 2QandLearn Positive
Devil Horse, Southeastern Lubber (Romalea guttata) sunkissed Negative
Mantid Fly (Zeugomantispa minuta) BHartmann Neutral
Birch Dagger Moth (Acronicta betulae) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) MIbugman Neutral
Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) Logo76 Positive
Bald-faced Hornet, White-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) Theguy777 Negative
Bordered Plant Bug (Largus succinctus) Jimbear Negative
African Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum trochilus) DianaBN Positive
Luna Moth (Actias luna) MRJVI Positive
Hammerhead Worm (land planarian) (Bipalium kewense) loomex Neutral
Earwig, European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) A10toes Neutral
Kuwana's Lady Beetle (Chilocorus kuwanae) creekwalker Positive
Grapevine Beetle, Spotted June Beetle, Spotted Pelidnota (Pelidnota punctata) LoriAnnP Neutral
White-marked Tussock Moth (Orgyia leucostigma) Chillybean Positive
Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) WeeHector Positive
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle, Ladybug, Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) Chillybean Negative
Horse Lubber (Taeniopoda eques) maccionoadha Neutral
Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) annram Positive
Western Boxelder Bug (Boisea rubrolineatus) psychw2 Negative
Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decimlineata) Chillybean Positive

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