Innocent Scrambled Eggs or Full of Worms?

A reader sent us a photo of a brown object in her scrambled eggs. She thought it might be a worm-like organism but we aren't so sure based on the photograph alone. Continue reading [...]
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Hundreds Of Worms On Couch Remain A Mystery

One of our readers reached out to us about hundreds of worm-like organisms she found on her couch. We weren't able to identify the creatures since there was no photo or description, but we think it is possible she is dealing with carpet beetle larvae. If our reader doesn't think this is a match, then we encourage her to send in photographs or additional details about the creatures. Continue reading [...]

Squirming Worms Might Be Palm Flower Moth Larvae

A reader found several worm-like organisms in his studio apartment in Arizona. We believe he is dealing with palm flower moth larvae. Continue reading [...]

Worms Hanging From Light Shade Probably Inchworms

One of our readers discovered tiny brown worms hanging from the light shade in his bedroom. We are confident that these are inchworms. They are not dangerous, harmful, or considered to be household pests so we don't think our reader needs to worry about the presence of these creatures. Continue reading [...]

Worms in Basin Could Be Drain Fly Larvae

One of our readers discovered drain fly larvae in her basin while flossing. If she accidentally ingested any of the larvae she shouldn't worry because they aren't known to transmit human diseases or cause harm. Continue reading [...]

Gray Worm in Garden Is Lasiocampidae Caterpillar

One of our readers recently got in touch with us from Israel. He found a worm-like organism in his garden. He didn't ask any specific questions, but we assume he is curious about the species of the creature. He provided an excellent photograph:The creature in question has a gray body with two bands near its head. It has long brushes of gray hair lining the edges of its body. This is a caterpillar, which is the larva of a moth or butterfly. To be specific, we believe this is the larva of a Lasiocampidae moth.Lasiocampidae are a family of moths that are commonly referred to as lappet moths, snout moths, and eggars. Each of these nicknames has significance. Lappet means a small fold or or flap, so the name "lappet moth" stems from the decorative skin flaps on the caterpillar's prolegs. Continue reading [...]
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