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BugFinder - Insect Search Form


Allow BugFinder to help you in identifying your particular creepy-crawly through a series of drop-downs.

BUGFINDER: What Kind of Bug is This?...
Primary Color:
Secondary Color:
Number of Legs:
State / Province:
General Category:


BUGFINDER is our in-house search form that allows you to quickly peruse the Insect Identification database by selecting PRIMARY and SECONDARY colors of your bug, its number of legs and the STATE / PROVINCE you saw the bug in. You can leave CATEGORY set to DONT KNOW unless you are sure of the group that your insect belongs to. BugFinder can sometimes be handier than perusing the index pages manually. Remember that if only one color is present on your insect (for instance Black), select it for both PRIMARY and SECONDARY colors. Also note that more details you can offer the form below, the better your chances of finding a close (or exact) match. As a rule of thumb, six legs are typical for most insects whereas spiders generally have eight legs.