Hundreds of Small, Black Worms Flocking This Man’s Driveway May Be Intermediate Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillars
In the “middle of winter” this reader finds “short, small, black worms by the hundreds in [his] driveway […] trying to get into the house.” He states that no one seems to know what these segmented, black larvae-looking critters are, and he hopes that the picture he has attached helps.
“I found this little guy in my front yard and can not find out what he is”, states this reader in Anza, California. “I have a big beautiful Catalpa tree that I think he may have fell out of”, she says of the pale yellow caterpillar-like organism pictured below.
“Finding these worms in the pool — wondering how/what to treat to get rid of them”, states this reader in her submission. She asks about these dark green/gray worm-like organisms pictured below.
“What are these?” is all this reader asks about the small, black worm-like organisms pictured below. They appear to have bulbous black heads and prolegs, and are very minuscule in size.
“I found one of these in my laundry room and would like to know what it is”, is all this reader writes in his submission to us. The creature he is referring to is gray in color, with a large, brown head and a segmented, bristly body.
This reader found “small white/yellowish larvae floating on silk threads in Northern Michigan” and states that they were “coming out of oak trees”. Besides the photo attached below, this is all the context provided, but we will do our best to provide information on these larvae.
“I found this little guy on my kitchen hardwood, near the cat bowl, and was wanting to know what he was,” states this reader about the segmented, brown-gray larva-like creature in the photo below. “If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.”
“I was cleaning my room and found this particular caterpillar (I think) on my cat’s food bowl”, writes this reader about the yellow creature below. Our reader asks that we tell him if his cat has worms or if it is possible that the organism came in from the outdoors.
“What is this?” is all this reader asks in her submission. The creature she is referring to appears to be black and gray in color, with a bulbous black head that sits atop a skinny body with two-to-three sets of prolegs.
“Small, thin, black worms” of approximately 1-2-inches have been showing up in our reader’s backyard. This is a new occurrence for our reader, as it has only been happening for the past “couple of months”, and our reader wonders if they are “good worms or bad worms.”
“This critter was found on the top edge of a shower tile, where it meets the drywall” states this reader about the pink, segmented creature below. Our reader asks if this is a centipede larva, and we will do our best to answer him.
“I have found over 15 of these caterpillar-looking things crawling along my carpet and baseboards,” states this reader in his submission. The organisms he is referring to appear to be a dark green color, with brown speckles on their patterned backs.
“What is this?” is all this reader asks about the bright green creature in the photo below. From what we can make out, the creature has multiple appendages along its body, which could either be legs or bristles, and may be segmented.
“Earthworms keep pushing the grout up, breaking the seal” says this reader about the creatures who have been emerging from “between the slabs” of his concrete patio in his backyard. Our reader asks us if we know how he can get the worms to “get out from under the slabs.”
“Just found this worm/caterpillar in my kitchen on the counter” writes this reader in Rochester, NY about the green creature below with a bulbous brown head. Our reader does not ask us any questions, but we assume she wishes to know what it is.
“What are these worms gathering underneath my son’s mattress?” asks this mother from Melbourne Australia. Her question pertains to the minuscule, black worms with white polka dots in the photos below.
After finding several organisms that resemble “white shell[s]” hanging over her bed, this reader contacts us in the hope that we can help with this recurring issue. “Sadly”, our reader did not send any pictures, but she hopes nonetheless that we can identify the creatures and give some advice as to how she can ensure they do not reappear.
“What kind of worms are these and how do you get rid of them?” asks this reader about the gray and yellow-patterned creatures in the photographs below. “They are ruining my grandmother’s plum tree,” our reader states.
“What type of worm or bug is this?” asks this reader in her query concerning the brown and white, speckled bug in the photograph below. Our reader found it on top of her bed cover, and we will do our best to identify this critter for our reader.
“What is this?” asks this reader about the white, segmented creature she found in the very bottom of her Vermicompost bin. She thinks it may be some kind of beetle larva, but nonetheless wants our help identifying it.