Bug Files

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

positive GardensDaily 5 days ago

This looks exactly like what we call a "hover fly" because they hover and zip around the small flowers that they love. Their larvae eat a...read more

neutral jonwaugh 6 days ago

Lived with them for 18 years in a ground-floor, semi-basement (sloped lot) apartment. Was fascinated by them...and creeped out too. Weird...read more

neutral Bullman1 2 weeks ago

Found some of these today on some cactus flowers. There’s probably 5-6 on each flower.

neutral Lulu12345 2 weeks ago

I just found this beetle at the base of our pear tree. I've never seen one before and unable to find much info on the web. Unfortunately,...read more

neutral KarlTFace 3 weeks ago

One of these claimed an abandoned spiderweb in our basement, spending hours just sitting there like an old man on the back porch. We name...read more