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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.”

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Dark Brown Worm Found in Toilet is a Caterpillar

“I found this strange-looking, dark brown worm in my toilet, just floating there,” states this reader about the organism pictured below. She thinks it was already there before she used the toilet, and she asks if we know what the creature is.

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Moth Infestation Spawns Concerns Over Parasites

“We seem to have an infestation of moths and what we’re thinking might be larvae,” states this reader in her submission regarding the array of photos below. Our reader wonders if the appearance of this moth and its larvae could be connected to parasites “in some way.”

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Yellowish Caterpillar Could Be an Armyworm, or Something Else Entirely

“Located in central PA and can’t figure out what this worm is I just found on my floor,” says this reader in her one-line submission. The worm in question appears to be a yellowish color, with a segmented, semi-transparent body and dark-brown stripes running down its sides.

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Purplish-brown Worm-like Creature Found in Toilet Could Be a Black Cutworm

“I found this worm/larva in the toilet bowl on top of one of my bowel movements,” says this reader about the purplish, brown creature in the photo below. He has no idea if the creature came from him or if it was already in the toilet, and he asks if we can identify it for him.

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Dark Blue Caterpillars Found on House Wall and Day Lilies are Actually Sawfly Larvae

“What kind of worm or caterpillar is this?” asks this reader in Northeastern New York State. His question pertains to the caterpillar-like creature pictured below, which seems to be a dark blue or purple color.

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Bright Green Worm-like Creature is a Cabbage Looper Caterpillar

“What is this?” is all this reader asks about the bright green creature in the photo below. From what we can make out, the creature has multiple appendages along its body, which could either be legs or bristles, and may be segmented.

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Green Caterpillar Found Kitchen Counter is an Armyworm

“Just found this worm/caterpillar in my kitchen on the counter” writes this reader in Rochester, NY about the green creature below with a bulbous brown head. Our reader does not ask us any questions, but we assume she wishes to know what it is.

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Reddish Larvae Infest Woman’s Home for Months; What To Do

“These creatures are found on the bathroom floor” says this reader about the light brown larva-like organism in the photographs below. She states that she has been finding “more and more of these creatures” in her Michigan apartment, and that she would greatly appreciate any assistance we can provide.

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Small Gray Bug Found Inside Vehicle is Some Kind of Caterpillar/Larva

“Why do I keep finding this bug in my vehicle?” asks this reader in her submission concerning the small, gray, spiky bug on the face mask in the photo below. Our reader states that she does not allow eating in her car, which she just purchased and keeps very clean.

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White Worms with Brown Heads Infesting Angora Couch are Casemaking Clothes Moth Larvae

“I’m really freaked out. Please help!” exclaims our reader in her submission concerning the larvae and casings she recently found in her sofa. “The worms are white with a tiny bit of brown on the end.”

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Black Worms with White Spots Gathering Underneath Mattress are Lily Caterpillars

“What are these worms gathering underneath my son’s mattress?” asks this mother from Melbourne Australia. Her question pertains to the minuscule, black worms with white polka dots in the photos below.

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Pinkish-white Worm Found on Curtain by Baby’s Bed is a Clothes Moth Caterpillar

“My sister found a worm in her baby’s bed curtain and we didn’t find out what kind of worm it is,” states this reader in his submission to us regarding what appears to be a pinkish-white larva-like creature with a black/dark brown head. Our reader wonders if it is dangerous, and hopes that we can tell him what the creature is.

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Shell-like Critters Hanging From the Ceiling by Threads of Web May be Inchworms or Something Else

After finding several organisms that resemble “white shell[s]” hanging over her bed, this reader contacts us in the hope that we can help with this recurring issue. “Sadly”, our reader did not send any pictures, but she hopes nonetheless that we can identify the creatures and give some advice as to how she can ensure they do not reappear.

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Gray and Yellow Worms Forming Webs in Grandmother’s Plum Tree are Tent Caterpillars

“What kind of worms are these and how do you get rid of them?” asks this reader about the gray and yellow-patterned creatures in the photographs below. “They are ruining my grandmother’s plum tree,” our reader states.

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Spiky, Black Worm-like Insect on T-Shirt is an Immature Caterpillar

“I found this worm-like insect on my t-shirt” says this reader about the black, spiky creature in the photo below. Although our reader provides no more context than this, we will do our best to identify the creature, or at the very least provide some helpful tips regarding the discovery of worm-like creatures such as this one.

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Brown Worm with Cartoon-like Yellow Eyespots is a Western Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

“What is this?” is all this reader writes to us about the brown caterpillar in this excellent photograph below. At the tip of this cute creature sits its voluptuous head, adorned with pink, triangular markings, as well as some cartoon-like, yellow eyespots.

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Group of Gray, Spiky Bugs on Bedroom Wall are White Ermine Moth Larvae

“I found these bugs in my children’s bedroom […] on the WALL. What are these?” asks this reader, who is a mother of two children. The creatures appear to be gray in color, minuscule in size, with bulbous heads and segmented bodies.

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Worm that Reminds Woman of “Alien vs Predator” is Just an Inchworm

“You are my last hope or I’m about to call it an alien invasion” says this reader, starting her query off with a bang. This beige, wood-colored worm-like creature “has no legs on the middle part of his body” and as a result “walks quite strange.”

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Man Saves Life of Brown-Striped Caterpillar but Hits a Roadblock; What He Can Do Next

“I found a little critter on my bathroom floor a few weeks ago” says this reader about the worm-like creature with “a dark red head”, “striped brown” body and “a bunch of little feet.” Having saved the creature from a worse fate out in the cold, our reader is concerned that the critter is dying as he does not know what species it is, nor what food it needs.