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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 2,934 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 7,251 bugs listed, with 16,451 images and 3,051 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
Obtuse Yellow (Azenia obtusa) C_A_Ivy Image
Hummingbird Moth, Common Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) marsrover Image
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) C_A_Ivy Image
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) C_A_Ivy Image
Spotted Leopard Slug, Giant Leopard Slug (Limax maximus) windsor224 Image
Flower Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus sparsus) Motogrrl13 Image
Spotted Apatelodes Moth (Apatelodes torrefacta) windsor224 Image
Grapevine Beetle, Spotted June Beetle, Spotted Pelidnota (Pelidnota punctata) windsor224 Image
Luna Moth (Actias luna) sandy0225 Image
Atala (Eumaeus atala) mellielong Image
Atala (Eumaeus atala) mellielong Image
Atala (Eumaeus atala) mellielong Image
Damselfly, Citrine Fork-tail (Ischnura hastata) C_A_Ivy Image
Damselfly, Citrine Fork-tail (Ischnura hastata) C_A_Ivy Image
Band-winged Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax umbrata) C_A_Ivy Image
Moth (Mocis texana) C_A_Ivy Image
Lesser Vine Sphinx Moth, Banded Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha fasciatus) C_A_Ivy Image
Velvet Ant, Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis) beachesgirl Image
Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) finisht Image
Dead-wood Borer Moth (Scolecocampa liburna) C_A_Ivy Image
Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) TC_ Image
Hummingbird Moth, Common Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) nutsaboutnature Image
Hummingbird Moth, Common Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) nutsaboutnature Image
Hummingbird Moth, Common Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) nutsaboutnature Image
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) nutsaboutnature Image

The latest comments:

BugMemberRating Type
Tiger Bee Fly (Xenox tigrinus) patpmul Neutral
Leaf footed Bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus) Josh12 Negative
Luna Moth (Actias luna) sandy0225 Positive
Damselfly, Citrine Fork-tail (Ischnura hastata) C_A_Ivy Positive
Velvet Ant, Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis) beachesgirl Neutral
Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) finisht Positive
Grapevine Beetle, Spotted June Beetle, Spotted Pelidnota (Pelidnota punctata) toulad0802 Neutral
Ant Lion (Glenurus gratus) MelanieTex Positive
Hammerhead Worm (land planarian) (Bipalium kewense) Baby9974 Positive
Stalk Borer Moth (Papaipema nebris) Chillybean Positive
Banded Alder Borer (Rosalia funebris) vanislandgirl Neutral
Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus) Chillybean Positive
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada) vitrsna Neutral
Green Stink Bug, Southern Green Stink Bug (Nezara viridula) Chillybean Neutral
Black Fire-fly (Lucidota atra) jmc1987 Positive
Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus) maccionoadha Neutral
Hammerhead Worm (land planarian) (Bipalium kewense) holmes1012 Negative
(Trigonothops sp.) Frogman50 Neutral
Leaf Beetle, Goldenrod Leaf Beetle (Trirhabda canadensis) MaryArneson Negative
Pillbug, Sowbug, roly-poly (Armadillidium vulgare) dowbright Negative
Sand Grasshopper (Trimerotropis maritima) C_A_Ivy Neutral
Mollusc-eating Hammerhead Worm (Bipalium vagum) ErzsebetF Neutral
Devil Horse, Southeastern Lubber (Romalea guttata) Zingy Negative
Fruit Tree Leafroller Moth (Archips argyrospila) C_A_Ivy Negative
Red-shouldered Bug (Jadera haematoloma) Juliet68 Negative

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