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White Larvae in Virginia Garden Composting Worms or Pests?

Worms of approximately 1/2-inch long were found in a large mass in the moist mulch of this reader's garden in Earlyville, Virginia. The worms in question are a clear white color, with dark markings along their bodies, and a bulbous brown mass on either end of their bodies. Continue reading [...]

White Larvae Falling From the Ceiling May Be Root Weevil Larvae

A property manager was contacted about "maggots falling from the ceiling" by the residents in an old building in Southern California, and in turn contacted us about receiving an identification of these "maggots". He states that he was brought to us by an old article about root weevil larvae, but doubts that that is what these worms are. Continue reading [...]

Black Worms Found on Kitchen Floor are Cutworms

A man in Redendo Beach, CA has been finding worms on his kitchen floor. Our reader took an excellent photo of a black worm with a long, ovate body with a pattern of gray and black markings along its back. Continue reading [...]

Stick Insects Discovered in Dog Vomit

Stick insects were believed to have been found in the vomit of this reader's dog in Omaha, Nebraska. We wish to warn our reader ahead of time that the images may upset some people's stomach, which showcase strands of what looks like grass poking out of chunks of dog vomit. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms Roaming the Flower Garden are Millipedes

Tiny, long worms have been discovered moving slowly from this reader's flower garden to her new, 6-year old house. The worms in question are, according to our reader, brown in color, not fuzzy, and have no legs. Continue reading [...]

Black and White-Striped Larva in Flower Bed is a Turbulent Phosphilia Caterpillar

Multiple of the following worms were found by this reader in his flower bed while he was weeding. He suspects that these black and white creatures are beetle larvae, but wonders if we could help identify them. Continue reading [...]
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