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Black and White-Striped Larva in Flower Bed is a Turbulent Phosphilia Caterpillar

Multiple of the following worms were found by this reader in his flower bed while he was weeding. He suspects that these black and white creatures are beetle larvae, but wonders if we could help identify them. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worm in Toilet is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

A woman in Maryland found this worm swimming in her mother-in-law's toilet and hopes that we can help ID the critter. The worm in questions appears to be a mottled brown color, with a segmented body and a yellow band near its head, as well as a pair of eye spots just below the stripe. Continue reading [...]

Lucky Woman Finds a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar in Broad

A bright, yellow caterpillar with gray spots and big black eyes was found by one of our readers. She did not pose any question, but simply wanted to share these excellent photos with us. This article will address what this caterpillar is in case any of our other readers happens upon one. Continue reading [...]

Black and Yellow Worm is an Orange-tipped Oakworm

A rather large, creature was found in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA by a woman who wonders if we can identify it for her. From the excellent photograph provided by our reader, one can see that the creature in question is black with yellow stripes, and is about 2.5-inches in length, according to our reader. Continue reading [...]

Unidentified, 1/2-inch Caterpillar Finds its Way Into A Glass of Water

A 1/2-inch worm was found in a glass of water by this man in Albuquerque, NM. From the excellent images sent in, we can see that the worm in question is of a grayish/tan color, is segmented, has six forelegs, eight back legs, and a bulbous black head. Continue reading [...]

Green Worm Found on Broccoli is a Cabbage Worm

A green worm was found on this reader's broccoli, and was unfortunately hurt when dropped onto the cutting board. Our saddened reader put the "poor little guy" outside in the shade, hoping that it would recover, and asks that we help her identify the critter. Continue reading [...]
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