Bug Files

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

positive Polaris08 last month
Scutigera

While living in Saint Paul, Minnesota I have seen these guys a few times throughout the years. Terrified me, so I never attempted to kill...read more

neutral dordee last month
Aphis

More of a question. What if after you have blasted them off with the hose, you surround the plants with cheesecloth for a time so they w...read more

positive RosinaBloom last month
Lycaena

Endemic to New Zealand, the Boulder Copper Butterfly fly low to the ground in a wide variety of habitats. It was named by Scottish entomo...read more

negative mmercedes January 2021
Acanthocephala

Got this confused with the Assassin Bug. The Assassin bug will attack with an extremely painful bite.

neutral mcrousse January 2021
Xylophanes

Zone 7b NC here. Every year, we get this species on our Manettia cordifolia plants. I don\'t mind a few of them, but if their numbers ...read more

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