Do you have a bug you need identified? Do you want to submit an interesting photo of a bug? The more information you can give us, the better your chances of getting your bug identified. Season? Geographic location? Picture(s) should be as clear and well-lit as possible.
By submitting an identification request and/or photo(s), you give WhatsThatBug.com permission to use your words and image(s) on their website and other WhatsThatBug.com publications. Also, you swear that you either took the photo(s) yourself or have explicit permission from the photographer or copyright holder to use the image.
Email us at whatsthatbug.com[at]gmail[dot]com with your photo and question, if you have any. We will try our best to identify the insect for you. If you did not understand this email address, we have it written clearly at the end of this page.
Requirements to identify a bug:
We need the following details to correctly identify a bug:
- The location where the bug was found. Without it, we will not be able to identify a bug.
- Please make the subject line Bug ID Request. We get hundreds of emails and it is fastest for us to respond by searching for this subject line. Anything else and your email will get missed.
- Send in 2-3 clear and well-lit photos. Ideally with a common item like a penny or a scale to understand the relative size of the bug.
- The email address is written like this to avoid spam. We have put an image of the email address without all the gobbledygook below for the less technically savvy. Please replace [at] with @ and [dot] with .
- We have started identifying the bugs again. So you can check back at our homepage in a few days under the section Recent Bug Identification Requests to see if we have got to your request. We will do our best to get to it in a couple of days!