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Hairy Caterpillars: Cuddly or Dangerous?

We are blessed to live in a world where fuzzy caterpillars exist. Looking like little bundles of fur, are these critters as utterly harmless as they appear to be, or are they hiding something far more sinister under their dazzling coats? Continue reading [...]

Three of the Most Breathtaking Caterpillars

When you think of worms and worm-like creatures, maybe the word 'beautiful' isn't the first word that comes to mind, but when it comes to caterpillars, there are unarguably a plethora of pretty ones that will take your breath away. This article will briefly outline some facts about three of the most breathtaking caterpillars in the world (in our humble opinion). Continue reading [...]

How to Spot a Pupa

Most of the articles we write at AllAboutWorms deal with some sort of worm-like creature, which is usually either an insect at the beginning of its life cycle (a larva) or a mature worm (an earthworm or millipede, for example), but what about that in-between stage, where a creature will neither look like a larva, nor whatever creature it grows up to be? Most insects will have a pupal stage that comes between the larval and final stage, and this article will provide some insight into how to spot an insect at this stage, before it breaks free an adult. Continue reading [...]

Orange Worms Found in Kitchen are Indianmeal Moth Larvae

Orange worms have been popping up all around this woman's kitchen, and she wonders how she can get rid of them, and where they originate from. Besides being orange, the worm in the photograph appears to perhaps be somewhat transparent, is minuscule in size, and has a brown head. Continue reading [...]

Black, Segmented Worm is an Intermediate Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar

Photographs of a worm was taken by this reader, who asks what it might be. The worm in question is black in color, with ridges that segment its body. It also appears to be have thin appendages that protrude from one end of its body. Continue reading [...]

Bright Yellow-Green Caterpillar on Driveway is a Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

A "little critter" was found on this reader's driveway last summer in her small North Texas town. The critter appears to be a bright green color and has a brown face, split down the middle by what we assume to be access to its mouth. Continue reading [...]
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