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Tiny, Skinny Little Thing On Shorts is Likely an Inchworm

"I found this tiny, skinny little thing on my shorts after coming home from a run," says this reader, who asks if we can identify the worm-like creature. Although it is difficult to tell from the photograph, which was taken at a distance from the worm, the creature appears to be a dark color (perhaps a black or dark brown), with a thin, elongated body. Continue reading [...]

Maroon Worm Found On Bed Comforter is an Inchworm

"The tiny thread-thin worm taped to the card [...] was crawling, inch-worm-like on my bed comforter one night" says this reader, perfectly encapsulating her experience with the worm in the photo below. The "inch-worm-like" creature in the photo is a brownish-red color, is lying on its side in a shape that inchworms do make when they make their way across a surface, and is, from what we can tell, quite small in size. Continue reading [...]

A Brief Guide to Inchworms

Inchworms are arguably the first thing that come to mind when we think of caterpillars; that curving arch that these critters make as they 'inch' their way across a surface is, dare we say, iconic. This article will take a brief look at inchworms: their characteristics, behaviors and place in the natural world. Continue reading [...]

Cluster of Larvae Discovered on Limestone

Our reader discovered a cluster of moth larvae on the limestone wall of her house. She can wash her walls to get rid of these creatures, but they are nothing to be worried about! Continue reading [...]

Worms Hanging From Ceiling Are Moth Larvae

We believe the small black worms our reader noticed hanging from her ceiling are inchworms! These larvae are harmless and can be eliminated by cleaning...there is no need for her to call an exterminator! Continue reading [...]

Worms On Old Trailer Window Probably Moth Larvae

Today we responded to a reader who found tons of tiny white worm-like organisms in her trailer on two occasions in one week. We are confident these specimens are actually moth larvae! Continue reading [...]
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