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.

neutral dordee 2 weeks ago
Aphis

More of a question. What if after you have blasted them off with the hose, you surround the plants with cheesecloth for a time so they w...read more

positive RosinaBloom 2 weeks ago
Lycaena

Endemic to New Zealand, the Boulder Copper Butterfly fly low to the ground in a wide variety of habitats. It was named by Scottish entomo...read more

negative mmercedes last month
Acanthocephala

Got this confused with the Assassin Bug. The Assassin bug will attack with an extremely painful bite.

neutral mcrousse last month
Xylophanes

Zone 7b NC here. Every year, we get this species on our Manettia cordifolia plants. I don\'t mind a few of them, but if their numbers ...read more

positive Wesee_Wisee December 2020
Argiope

My husband and I enjoy having the Yellow Argiope spiders around, which we do not see every year. In 2020, we saw three, a large one view...read more

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