The Texas Insects Most Commonly Submitted for Identification
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If you did not find your insect here AND YOU LIVE IN TEXAS, then you can USE THIS LINK TO SUBMIT A TEXAS INSECT IDENTIFICATION REQUEST (to the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology). There is no way to submit a digital image for identification directly from the texashighplainsinsects website.
INSECT ANSWERS FOR TEXANS: Highlighted articles, but use this link for many more:
- Bug bombs are not very effective (2/12/18)
- Insects and FLOODWATERS (8/28/17)
- Flooding and Fire Ants (a short publication)
- Everything Mosquito: Control, Repellents Etc
- Explaining All the Mosquitoes (9/6/17)
- Mealybugs on Hibiscus Common This Summer (8/7/17)
- Bermudagrass Stunt Mite on the Increase in Turf (6/14/17)
- Ticks and Summertime (6/8/17)
- Black insects on cars in Central Texas (Lovebugs) (4/28/17)
- Diagnosing mysterious "bug bites" (2/27/17)
- Multicolored Asian lady beetle invasion (2/24/17)
- Help! Fleas (1/30/17)
- The benefits of cockroach control (1/27/17)
- Multicolored Asian lady beetle rumors and truths (12/16/16)
- Widow spiders (10/28/16)
- Thermal fogging for temporary mosquito control (7/1/16)
- Emerald ash borer found in Texas (5/27/16)
- About mothballs (3.18/16)
- Controlling fire ants in sensitive areas (3/18/16)
- Do carpet beetles sting? (3/16/16)
- Controlling fire ants in gardens (3/16/16)
- Bed bugs: Checking your hotel room (3/11/16)
- Lyme disease and ticks in Texas (1/27/16)
- Kissing bugs and Chagas Disease: What you need to know (12/17/15)
- If you think it is a kissing bug, look here first (12/1/15)
- Recognizing Emerald Ash Borer (10/21/15)
- Indianmeal moths in homes (1/9/15)
- Best essential oil products for bed bug control (12/18/14)
- Eight things to know about bed bugs (11/3/14)
- Bed bug control, especially for do-it-yourself.
- Honey bee removal options (7/31/14)
- What to do when honeybees move in (7/11/14)
- Identification and control of brown recluse spiders.
- Flea control in the home.
About This Website:
This website is a service of Extension Entomology, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This website is not intended to provide in-depth information on insects, it is for identification purposes only. Insect control information and contact information for all of Extension Entomology can be found here. Many of the images and blog articles contain external links to more information.
Many of these photos were submitted for identification. We make every effort to retain the name of the photographer and give full credit. However, our database sometimes loses the photographer's name and we would be glad to give photo credit for your image if you let us know which one is yours.