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 hamptons 4 weeks ago

Pill bugs & sow bugs are not the same bugs. Pill bugs are roly polys; sow bugs are not. Pill bugs are relatively harmless. Sow ...read more

negative wtbbab 4 weeks ago

They do indeed bite. Quite a hurtful bite for something so small and meek looking.

positive 4wolf43 4 weeks ago

I have never had a negative relation with the pill bug. I am 75 years of age and have always seen them on the Delmarva Peninsula.

neutral arries 4 weeks ago

I used to go out at night to collect snails. Iíve never observed those pillbugs climbing up the plants and making holes in the leaves. I...read more

positive SimpleSue 5 weeks ago

I am pleased to find so many other gardeners had positive reactions to the Leopard Slugs, and appreciated their beauty and enjoyed their ...read more