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White Worm with Black Markings Could be Caterpillar or Dogwood Sawfly Larva

“What is this?” asks this reader concerning the white caterpillar with stripes/dots on its back pictured below. They state that they keep “finding these in the house” and ask that we “please help” them “eliminate” the creatures.

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White Worm with Brown Head Found in Carpet is a Webbing Clothes Moth Larva

“I found this on my carpet”, states this reader in her submission, referring to the off-white larva-like critter with a brown head pictured below. “Can you identify it please?”

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Black Caterpillar-like Bug with Six Legs is Likely a Caterpillar Hunter Larva

“What is this?” asks this reader in Bedford, Virginia. His question pertains to the little black “caterpillar-like insect that seems to be invading [his] home each fall.”

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White Worms Found in Puppy’s Play Area are Clothes Moth Larvae

“I live in South Carolina, and woke up this morning to dozens of these”, states this reader concerning the white larva-like creature pictured below. “What are they, how can I get rid of them and prevent them in the future?” she asks.

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Small, Yellowish Larvae Hanging from Silk Threads are Oak Leaf Rollers

This reader found “small white/yellowish larvae floating on silk threads in Northern Michigan” and states that they were “coming out of oak trees”. Besides the photo attached below, this is all the context provided, but we will do our best to provide information on these larvae.

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Yellow Worm with Huge Eyespots is a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

“This caterpillar looks like a snake”, states this reader in Springfield, Illinois. He refers to the yellow, segmented organism below, which sports two big eyespots and a pattern of spots on its body.

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Brown, Segmented Creature Found Near Cat Bowl is a Cutworm

“I found this little guy on my kitchen hardwood, near the cat bowl, and was wanting to know what he was,” states this reader about the segmented, brown-gray larva-like creature in the photo below. “If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.”

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Structure-forming Cluster of Black, Worm-like Bugs are Bagworms

“What are these big clusters of tiny worm-like bugs hanging from my gutters and outside ceiling?” asks this reader concerning the black organisms pictured below. “Should I be concerned about these coming inside and take swift action?”

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Bright Green, Segmented Creature is a Dragonhead Caterpillar

“What caterpillar is this?” is all this reader writes in her submission about the creature photographed below. The critter in question appears to have a light green body with clear segmentation and white polka dots, as well as an interesting-looking head that resembles a crown.

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Thick, Brown Worm is Actually a Sphinx Moth Pupa

“This animal appears to have an exoskeleton and is a really thick worm,” reports this reader in Spring Hill, Florida. “What is this guy?” she asks about the brown, segmented creature pictured below.

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Leaf-like Organisms Found on Bed Sheets May be Insect Pupae

“I find these on our bed sheets in the morning, do they have anything to do with parasites or worms? If so what can you tell me about them?” asks this reader in her submission to us. The organisms she is referring to appear to be green and flat, with a distinct line down their vertical middle, resembling leaves.

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Dark Green Larva-like Creature with Brown Head May Be a Fern Caterpillar

“Recently there’s been lots of little caterpillars crawling around everywhere,” says this reader from Austin, Texas. She is referring to the dark green worm-like creature photographed below, which sports a long body, and a bulbous, brown head.

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Is Consuming Pantry Moth Larvae Harmful?

“Can a pantry moth larva hurt you if you accidentally eat it?” asks this reader in her submission to us. She does not include more context than this, nor does she provide any pictures, but we will nonetheless do our best to answer our reader’s question.

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Bright Yellow/Green Worm Found on Cat’s Food Bowl is Indeed a Caterpillar

“I was cleaning my room and found this particular caterpillar (I think) on my cat’s food bowl”, writes this reader about the yellow creature below. Our reader asks that we tell him if his cat has worms or if it is possible that the organism came in from the outdoors.

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Tiny Larva with Bulbous Black Head is Likely an Inchworm

“What is this?” is all this reader asks in her submission. The creature she is referring to appears to be black and gray in color, with a bulbous black head that sits atop a skinny body with two-to-three sets of prolegs.

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Cluster of Tiny Gray Worms are Either Armyworms or American Ermine Moth Larvae

“Can you identify these larvae?” asks this reader about the large group of tiny worm-like organisms pictured below. The creatures were found “on a built-in bookcase in [her] home.”

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Hair-like Organisms Surrounding Stick May Be Horsehair Worms

“What kind of worm is this?” asks this reader in Dallas Texas regarding the long, thin objects pictured below. At a glance, the photo seems to display hair-like strands of matter that lay scattered around a big twig.

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Horde of Tiny Worms Found on Apartment Wall are American Ermine Moth Larvae

“These tiny worms were located right outside my apartment on the walk near my door,” states this reader in her submission. She asks that we tell her what kind of worms they are.

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A Brief Overview of Stick Caterpillars

Stick caterpillars have been found by this reader, who has graciously presented us with excellent pictures and a video of these creatures. This article will provide a basic overview of these wonderful insects.

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Mysterious Black Larva with Case Made from Debris Could Be a Saunders’ Case Moth Caterpillar

“My son found a few of these on his front porch,” states this reader in Severna Park, Maryland. She is referring to the organisms pictured below, which she thinks are black beetle larvae.”