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 lightyellow Yesterday

I think these have surprisingly long tongues because they nectar at my firespikes and are the only butterflies to do so (even the zebra l...read more

neutral Lovejoy10_6 4 days ago

Chiggers are very nasty, and in their adult stage they can also infest your pets' ears and other areas that are not covered in thick fur....read more

negative VooDooU 5 weeks ago

Nasty pest and parasite of butterflies. Look up how these guys start out in life.... pretty horrific.

positive lightyellow 5 weeks ago

I've only seen them in my small yard once (in its most shady/secluded spot). I find them most common in and around wetlands here. I thi...read more

neutral fl_jen57 last month

We have these centipedes all over the place where I live in Marion County, Fl. They scavenge dead bugs to eat. Just don't step on them ba...read more