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 DebsCoop May 2020

I am in Palmyra NY and have never seen one of these before until last night. One was on a dried leaf stuck to my cat's back leg. It is in...read more

positive riceke May 2020

1st sighting of honeybees in my clover covered lawn. Havent seen them in years. And didnt have a decent crop of fruits and veggies in tho...read more

positive Mechman0124 May 2020

Nearly walked into one of these webs in the yard a few nights ago. Been keeping tabs in him ever since. He'd sets up shop between my gard...read more

positive Mechman0124 May 2020

Found one of these beautiful beetles on my corn this evening! Big sturdy fellow with great coloration! I guess he was feeding on the poll...read more

neutral elarciel May 2020

Gardening in S. Oregon and the population of these critters has exploded over the past 2 years. I hate to kill bugs for no reason, but th...read more