All posts by Worm Researcher Anton

Ovate, Brown Worm on Shirt Sleeve is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A worm was found on the shirt sleeve of this reader who wonders if we could help determine what it might be. Although the photograph is quite blurry, we can still discern the worm's ovate shape and light brown color. Continue reading [...]

Is Dead ‘Worm’ in Man’s Home a Slug or Leech?

A reader wonders if the creature in this photograph is a dead slug. From the photo we can tell that the creature has black coloration, a smooth exterior, a shape that is bulbous at the head but thins out towards the tail, and is small compared to the $10 bill our reader exhibited for size comparison. Continue reading [...]

Long, Striped Worm in Toilet is a Red Wriggler

A worm was found in the toilet of this reader, alive, and she wonders if we could help identify it for her as she is "freaked" out. The worm in question appears to be red in color, with segmented stripes, and a long, smooth body. Continue reading [...]

Red & Brown Bug on Comforter is a Carpet Beetle Larva

This reader wonders if the creature she found wandering on her white comforter is a carpet beetle larva. The creature in question appears to be a brownish-red color, with stripes and a long tail that spans the length of its body. Continue reading [...]

Uncertainties as to the Identity of these Thread-Making Larvae

"Tiny worm-like creatures" were found hanging "by a thread of some sort" in this man's home in Dubai. The creatures in question appear to be minuscule in size (as seen in the photograph below) and transparent, with a bulbous black head. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms Appear From Mulch Surrounding House

Worms have been appearing from this woman's mulch, or so she has been told, and she wonders how she can be rid of them. The worms in question are small in comparison to the mat in the photograph and are brown in color. More detail than that is difficult to discern given how far away the photo was taken. Continue reading [...]
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