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 bobarang Yesterday
Xenox

Seen a maybe 7 so far this summer around my back porch in Liverpool NY. They've been hovering around a known carpenter bee den in the rai...read more

neutral whitehorse9mark Yesterday
Sphex

I found one of these on my garbage can. I assume it was injured because it was lying on its back moving it's legs around trying to flip o...read more

positive Indy5QQ 3 days ago
Pelidnota

While sitting outside on the covered porch this large flying insect comes buzzing around my multi-color L.E.D. chili lights. Its running...read more

positive FlyPoison 3 days ago
Euchaetes

I recently discovered these unique cats on some common milkweed. I was more than generous letting them completely defoliate several indi...read more

neutral Opusnbill 2 weeks ago
Xenox

I get a lot of carpenter bees each year, but haven't seen these until this year. Lexington, KY.