Bug Files

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

negative coriaceous Yesterday

One of the worst garden pests, because it has such a wide host range, and because the current landscape treatments for it are at best mar...read more

positive Mark_B 4 days ago

We have our own species in California, and yes, they are intelligent! I would catch flies and feed them to a jumping spider that lives u...read more

positive nutsaboutnature 2 weeks ago

It's always a joy to be outside when a Hummingbird Moth shows up. These guys are very unique-looking, unlike any other moth or butterfly ...read more

negative CactusAnn 2 weeks ago

These pests just can't seem to be stopped. They swarm in the fall and as others have posted are attracted to heat. Our home faces west a...read more

positive AFinSD 4 weeks ago

I saw this butterfly at the "Butterflies Alive" enclosed butterfly exhibit at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA. (although it is now c...read more