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Waxy, White Larva Found in the Bottom of a Vermicompost Bin is a Wireworm

"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. Continue reading [...]

Glossy, Black, Segmented Worm-like Creature with Pincers is a Beetle Larva

"I saw this worm in the den on the carpet at my parents house" says this reader about the black, segmented worm-like creature pictured below. Our reader, who is based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, asks if we can tell him what it is. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Maggot-like Creature Found in Dining Room Window is a Root Weevil Larva

"I have found the attached maggot/worm in my dining room in front of a large window," writes this reader in southern Ontario. The maggot appears to be a creamy-white color, with a brown head and no legs. Continue reading [...]

Worm Found on Puppy’s Paw is a Beetle Larva/Grub

"Can you help me identify this worm found on my puppy's paw after going outside?" this reader asks of this white, larva-looking critter crawling around on the floor in a video she sent in with her query. Her puppy recently had a tapeworm and so our reader is understandably "freaking out". Continue reading [...]
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