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Foot Long Worm is Probably Horsehair Worm

A reader asked us to identify the super-thin brown worm he found in his yard. We are confident this creature is a horsehair worm! Continue reading [...]

About the Fall Armyworm (or Fall Army Worm) and Beet Armyworm (Beet Army Worm) Infestation

The "wanted dead or alive" outlaws of the worm world are currently two caterpillars that are causing some serious issues around the world. The Fall Armyworm has eaten its way through Africa and is now spreading through Asia, destroying maize crops and leaving farmers in economic distress. The Beet Armyworm population is predicted to spike in England, causing similar issues for onion and scallion crop farmers there. Continue reading [...]

Did I Share My Apple With A Worm? Should I Worry?

One of our readers recently reached out to us in concern. She explained that she ate an entire apple before noticing a mysterious brown hole on the bottom. She thinks a worm was probably living in the apple and she wonders if it could make her sick, especially if there is a chance that she might have eaten it. Continue reading [...]

Fuzzy Black Caterpillar Could Be Garden Tiger Moth Larvae

We believe the fuzzy black caterpillar that our reader sent us a photograph of is a Garden Tiger moth larva. These caterpillars are found all over the world and mature into stunning moths! Continue reading [...]

Southern Armyworm Caterpillars Munch on Zinnia Plant

A reader asked us about the worms she noticed on her zinnia plant. We believe the creatures are southern armyworm caterpillars. We have offered a few ways to protect her plants from these voracious eaters. Continue reading [...]

Snakefly Larva Found on Reader’s Comforter

The brown and black organism our reader noticed on her comforter is a snakefly larva! Since these aren't household pests, our reader doesn't need to worry about a potential infestation. However, we did touch on a few ways she can prevent other larvae from sneaking in. Continue reading [...]
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