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.

negative RobertCrandall 6 days ago

This is the worst year we have ever had with these bugs. We have a few hundred Fruit trees and the do minor damage to them. However the y...read more

neutral jimbarlow89 2 weeks ago

I have had some success controlling milkweed bugs using insecticidal soap if the outbreak is small. once the outbreak is large, I was not...read more

positive london12 2 weeks ago

Without these animals and many others of a similar nature the world would be a plague house of stink and disease.

neutral JudyPage76 3 weeks ago

Just found two after a day of rain in The Woodlands, TX (near Houston).

positive WeeHector 3 weeks ago

Apart from the usual difference in abdomen size, females can be easily identified by the yellowish band below the eyes. In addition, the ...read more