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Jumping Worms Found in Mississippi

"What worm is this?" asks this reader about the brown-pink worm in the photographs below. She reports having seen "several before" in Northern Mississippi where she is located and is fairly certain that they are jumping worms or crazy snake worms. Continue reading [...]

Black Blister Beetle Found Stuck on Tape

"I found this bug that apparently got stuck on the tape and died as it is not moving," says this reader in Buffalo, New York. "I think it might be a [...] black blister beetle but I'm not certain so I was hoping that you could help." Continue reading [...]

Black and White-Striped Caterpillar with Brown Head is a Striped Garden Caterpillar

"What is this?" is all this reader asks about the brown-headed, black and white-striped worm-like creature he found in the photograph below. In this article, we will do our best to tackle this profound question. Continue reading [...]

Deep Orange Worms with Black Legs on Passion Vine are Milkweed Assassin Bugs

"I have this worm that is deep orange with black legs" writes this reader about a creature she found on her "passion vine". Our reader does not provide any photographic evidence of these "worms", but asks if we can let her know how she can get rid of them. Continue reading [...]

Grandmother and Grandchildren Discover Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

'My grandchildren and I found a tiger swallowtail caterpillar in Wilson, NC" says this reader in her submission to us. As we can see in the photo below, this caterpillar is an olive green color, with speckles of light green and white adorning its body, and it has a large head with two eye spots with a black stripe underneath. Continue reading [...]

Dark Green, Glossy Bug Found on Watermelon Plant is a Brittle Bush Leaf Beetle Larva

"I found this bug (and a few of its friends) on a watermelon plant today" says this reader about the dark green caterpillar-like creature photographed below. She wonders if this is a roly poly larva, and asks if she will need to relocate the bugs or if they are okay to stay in her garden. Continue reading [...]
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