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Baby Garden Slugs Cling to the Fur of this Woman’s Cat

Small, slimy worms have been found on the fur of this woman's poor cat a number of times over the course of a few weeks. In the picture our reader sent in, we can see a minuscule, brown worm-shaped creature, with two antennae at its head, and a tubular body that thins out at the tail. Another thing worth noticing is the obvious split in color and texture along its middle, the upper half of the creature being a lighter brown than its lower half. Continue reading [...]

Gray Worm in Texas May be an Underdeveloped New Guinea Flatworm

A reader in Texas recently sent in this image of a worm she found on a dead twig in the dirt after rain. The worm appears to be black/gray in color, and extremely tiny. Continue reading [...]

Inch-Long Tan Worms in Florida Apartment are Most Likely Millipedes

A reader recently sent in a query about finding live, big worms in her small, ground-floor apartment in Florida, as well as very small and thin worms that follow them inside. The smaller worms are apparently about an inch in length, "a drop thicker than a needle", and tannish in color. Continue reading [...]

Critters in Compost Juice are Rat-tailed Maggots

A man from coastal British Columbia, Canada recently sent in this image of a worm-like creature he found in a bucket of compost juice he was brewing for gardening purposes in late June. The worms appear to be a semi-transparent white in color, with pink down the middle which is enclosed in brighter white rings. The creatures also have incredibly long tails, one of them having a tail that is most likely twice the length of its body. Continue reading [...]

Worm Caught Eating Dahlia Leaves is a Caterpillar

A reader recently sent in this image of a black worm-like creature he caught eating dahlia leaves. He asks that we identify the creature, which is 1cm (0.39-inches) in length, black and gray in color, and with a white stripe down the middle of its underside. Continue reading [...]

Dark Green Worms in Sandbox May be Armyworms

A woman recently found a bucket of worms (quite literally) in her son's sandbox in Pennsylvania. The worms in question appear to be dark, olive green in color and have white/tan stripes down the length of their back, as well as a black head at one end, and a tip with many points at the other end. Continue reading [...]
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