Bug Files

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

positive AFinSD Yesterday

This butterfly is commonly seen in San Diego. My spouse and I have seen it frequently where we live, and occasionally on nature hikes...read more

neutral cybercrone 4 days ago

Odd how names of things change with your geographical location. Up here we commonly call those things leaf-hoppers and 'katydid' is anot...read more

neutral asleeponthekeys 1 weeks ago

I have had luck using regular blue Dawn dish soap in a hose end sprayer soaking the mounds while stabbing into them and stirring with a s...read more

positive Fvsh118 2 weeks ago

We have a passion flower vine in the backyard covered in zebra long wings. However, we also have an azalea bush in the front which stays ...read more

neutral C_A_Ivy 4 weeks ago

Larva known as Locust Looper. Host plants are Black Locust and Honey Locust.