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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 [...]

Cola-colored Mass of Worm-like Creatures on Patio are Sawfly Larvae

"What are these tiny worm-like creatures? We get quite a few and have had 2 groups this morning" writes this reader about the horde of larvae-like organisms pictured below. The cola-colored "worm-like" creature was allegedly "deposited/dropped by something onto" our reader's "tile patio outside". 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 [...]

Deep Orange Worms with Black Legs on Passion Vine are Milkweed Assassin Bugs

"I have this worm that is deep orange with black legs" writes this reader about a creature she found on her "passion vine". Our reader does not provide any photographic evidence of these "worms", but asks if we can let her know how she can get rid of them. Continue reading [...]

Did We Come from Worms?

New discoveries in evolutionary science suggest that humans may originally have come from worms, which gives us an excellent opportunity to further stress the importance of worms, not only to our planet, but now to our evolutionary origins as a species. This article will take a simpler approach to a matter that can often be bogged down in scientific terminology, so that our readers can get a basic understanding of this finding and what is going on. Continue reading [...]

Clear-White Worms in Bathtub are Ant Larvae

A few worms have been found inside a bathtub inside this reader's bathroom in his home. A photograph of one of these worms next to a cotton earbud tells us that this worm is minuscule in size, clear-white in color, and is dark on the inside. Continue reading [...]
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