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Pinkish “Bugs” Found Around Arizona Apartment are Palm Flower Caterpillars

A reader in Tucson, Arizona asks "what bug is this?" after finding a few interesting creatures outside his door. The creatures in question appear to be a worm-like creature of sorts that is a "pinkish color", "as well as a yellow and yellowish brown color", according to our reader. Continue reading [...]

Mysterious Gray Larvae on Bed May Be Cutworms

Two worms of a matte gray appearance have been discovered in the bed of this reader, who wonders what type of worms they are and if she needs to change her mattress. As she has a baby, she states that she is being "extra careful", and hopes that she does not have to worry about them. Continue reading [...]

Two Species of Whitish Worms Found in Bedroom are Clothes Moth Larvae and Possibly Flea Larvae

What seems like two different worms have been turning up consistently for over a month in the bedroom of this reader in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she wonders if we can help identify them for her. From the pictures provided and the descriptions given by our reader, we know that one worm is an off-white color and around 1/5-inches in length, and the other is completely translucent in color and 3/4-inches. Continue reading [...]

Mass Infestation of Various Moth Species Plague Woman’s Home

A woman recently contacted us about a moth infestation she has been experiencing over the past couple of months, and she asks for our help in identifying and dealing with the problem. She has herself identified the moths as pantry moths (Indianmeal moths) "because they have a stripe across their body", but is now wondering whether or not they could be drain moths. Continue reading [...]

Blue Larvae in Bedroom May Be Labyrinth Moth Caterpillars

Several worm-like creatures have been found in this reader's daughter's room, and she asks if we happen to know what they are. The creatures in question appear to be blue in color, with segmented, legless bodies, and a white, flat face with two discolored orbs in the center. Continue reading [...]

The Hickory Horned Devil: North America’s Largest Caterpillar Species

The hickory horned devil is a caterpillar whose name alone would grab the attention of just about anyone, let alone its startling appearance. What's even cooler about this spiky critter is the fact that it is North America's largest caterpillar species. Continue reading [...]
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