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Segmented, Black Worm-like Creature is a Black Soldier Fly Larva

"What is it?" asks this reader in June Lake, California about the organism in the photograph below. This black and brown creature sports a segmented body with seemingly no legs attached, and has no discernible face. Continue reading [...]

Stubby, Segmented Worm-like Creature Found in Lounge is a BSFL

"Found these in my lounge," says this reader about the gray-brown critter photographed below. According to our reader, this segmented creature is approximately 3/5-inch in length and 2/5-inch in width, and she has been finding an average of one per day for the past few weeks. "What is it?" Continue reading [...]

Maggots and BSFL Found Near Bin and Litterbox

A puzzling case of separate clusters of worms of different species was discovered by this woman and her caretakers in the UK. The first cluster of worms was found behind "the bin/cat food/litter," and were deemed to be maggots, while the second cluster of unidentified worms, which were also found in the same place, were dark brown in color, and segmented. Continue reading [...]

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Found Roaming this Man’s Home

A number of worms have been crawling about this reader's home, who suspects they are coming from under his washing machine. He wonders what exactly these gray, segmented worms are, and if they are dangerous. Continue reading [...]

Worm Hanging Out in Bicycle Shop Is Black Soldier Fly Larva

Black soldier fly larvae, a.k.a. BSFL, are common and widespread creatures. They aren't considered pests or vector species, which means they generally don't cause damage, destruction, or bring up any health concerns. Continue reading [...]

Getting Rid of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL)

One of our readers discovered a black soldier fly larva. The best way to get rid of BSFL is to eliminate the food source and do some cleaning! Continue reading [...]
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