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Black Worms with White Hair May Be Oak Processionary Moth Caterpillars or Hickory Tussock Caterpillars

"I found these things hanging from the ceiling," says our reader about the creature in this photograph. This worm-like critter appears to have a "fluffy", black body and is minuscule in size. Continue reading [...]

Strange, Green Caterpillar Found Near Garden is a Cutworm

"When I first saw it, I thought it was a small, skinny pinecone," says this reader in Saskatchewan, Canada about the "weird caterpillar/grub" she found near her garden. The grub in question is a dark green color and has a body with clear segmentation. Continue reading [...]

Polka-dotted Pink Worm with Large Eye Spot is a Pandora Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

"I have never seen anything like it before," says this reader of the worm-like creature she found in her kitchen one morning. The creature appears to have a segmented body, pink in color with small black dots, and has what appears to be a large, black and yellow eye spot at one end of its body. Continue reading [...]

“Yikes!” Say This Couple Upon Discovering Cluster of American Ermine Moth Larvae On Their Ceiling

"My wife and I saw something on our ceiling and thought it was a stain until I got closer with a flashlight and realized it was moving," writes this couple about a cluster of larvae they discovered in their home. From our reader's description of them, it is clear that the larvae are minuscule in size, and in addition to that the larvae appear to be a gray translucent color with black heads. Continue reading [...]

White Grub-like Critter in Toilet is a Clothes Moth Larva

"I found this in my toilet... what is it and did it come out of me?" asks this reader, who has sent in pictures, as well as a video of the organism mentioned in his query. This organism appears to be short in length, white in color, and has a darkly-colored head. Continue reading [...]

Webbing Clothes Moth Larvae Found Between Clothing in Basement

"Please help!" this reader exclaims about the white, larva-looking creature pictured below. "I found these between my clothes that were in the basement" he states, before asking us what he should do about his situation. Continue reading [...]
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