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Worm with Interesting Movement Pattern is an Inchworm

A reader sent us photo and a fabulous description of a tiny worm-like organism he found on a wall in his home. We are confident that he is dealing with an inchworm! Continue reading [...]

Is Worm on Toddler’s Cardigan Dangerous?

A reader found a small specimen on a clothing item of her daughter. We don't have a picture to confirm, but based on the description she provided, we think she might be dealing with a millipede or a caterpillar. Continue reading [...]
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Caterpillars That Darken in Color and Form Webs

A reader wrote to us about some moth larvae that are living in her new home. Although we weren't able to identify the specimens, we don't think these creatures are harmful, and we believe she should be able to get rid of them by cleaning. Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Caterpillar With Long White Hair

One of our readers sent us a wonderful picture and a message about a caterpillar she found in her yard. Although she provided a lot of helpful information, we were sadly unable to identify this creature. Continue reading [...]

How is a Cocoon Different From a Rock? (The Lifecycle of a Butterfly)

We recently heard from one of our young readers, whose aunt wrote to us on his behalf (he is 5 years old). He would like to know how to tell the difference between a "worm seed" and a regular stone. Continue reading [...]

Worm Discovered on Pumpkin Flower is Caterpillar

One of our readers found a yellow worm-like organism on a pumpkin flower. We have identified this specimen as an inchworm. Continue reading [...]
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