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White, Fuzzy Critter on Plant in Belgium is a Mealybug

A white, fuzzy creature was found on a plant stalk in Ghent, Belgium by this reader, who wonders what it may be. According to our reader, the creature is as little as 5mm in length, and seems to be able to cling to the stem with no visible legs. Continue reading [...]

Newly-Hatched Armyworm Clusters Found On the Walls of UK Home

Clusters of small, dark worm-like creatures have been found by this reader in the UK, who would like to know what these critters are. Our reader reports finding two such clusters in her house, both times finding them "high up on walls", and describes them as being the size of a "50p coin" (slightly larger than a quarter). Continue reading [...]

Pink Worms with Brown Tails in Palm Plant are Millipedes

Pink worms with brown tails were recently discovered in this reader's palm plants which she bought from IKEA. Our reader wishes to know what these worms are and if we can help her figure out what to do about them. Continue reading [...]
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Worms You Can Find in Your Food Part 2: Fruit Worms

The last place anyone would probably want to find a worm is inside the food they were about to put inside their bodies. As a follow up to our previous article on the same subject, this article will cover specifically worms you can find in your fruit. Continue reading [...]

Soft-Bodied Worm-like Creature in Kosovo is a Centipede

What is described as a "soft-bodied worm-like creature" has recently been found by one of our readers based in Kosovo. He hopes that we can help identify this creature, which appears to have a long, but thin body, dozens of legs sprouting from the sides of its body, two antennae on its head, and a red-to-brown gradient along its body. 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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