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White Worms with Brown Stripes Found in Stock Tank are an Unsolved Mystery

“What is this worm found in a stock tank in Oklahoma?” asks this reader about the white worms with brown stripes pictured below. The worms vary in size, with some smaller worms latching on to the bigger ones.

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Yellow Worm with Huge Eyespots is a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

“This caterpillar looks like a snake”, states this reader in Springfield, Illinois. He refers to the yellow, segmented organism below, which sports two big eyespots and a pattern of spots on its body.

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Spade-headed, Beige Worm Found in Yard is a Hammerhead Worm

“My grandson found this worm in our yard in the Sacramento area, and we haven’t been able to find it on your site. Could you please identify it?” is all this reader asks in her submission concerning the beige and brown, long worm with the spade-shaped head in the picture below.

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Beige, Rubber Band-like Creature with Triangular Head is a Young Snake

“I found something on the floor and thought it was maybe a thin piece of rubber (like a broken rubber band), but when I went to pick it up it moved”, states this reader in Southern Texas. “It moved like a snake but was maybe 4-5” long and very thin and tan in color.”

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Long Black Worm Found on Floor is Actually a Brahminy Blind Snake

“What is this? I found it randomly on my floor (I live in South Florida) and I’m genuinely confused,” states this reader concerning the round, long, worm-like organism pictured below.

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White Grub-like Larvae Fall from Ceiling and Crawl Along Bathroom Floor

“I found one of these crawling on my bathroom floor” states this reader about the glossy, white creature in the photograph below. Our reader’s husband reported that two more of these segmented critters fell from the ceiling and onto his chair.

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Dark Green Worms Found Under Turkey Slices May Just be Green Beans

“I found what I think are dead worms/ larvae in some sliced turkey that I got from a Whole Foods deli counter,” states this reader in his submission. “They are medium green and appear to have a rounded back,” he says of the creatures’ physical appearance.

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Reader Thanks Us with Cool Video of Palm Worm!

“Thank you so much for posting your pictures on the palm worm,” states this reader who found such a worm in her bathroom and kitchen table. After initially sending us a query about this worm and being worried about its presence in her home, she now reports no longer being concerned about it.

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Yellowish Worms Trapped in Mucous Substance Found in Washington Island

“We found this in West Harbor on Washington Island, WI”, states this reader. He asks that we identify the organisms for him as he has never seen something like them before.

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Incredibly Long, Brown Worm is a Hammerhead Worm

“What the heck is this?” asks this reader about the brown, striped organism pictured below. “It’s easily 10-to-12-inches long, and found in Greenville, South Carolina.”

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A Brief Overview of Stick Caterpillars

Stick caterpillars have been found by this reader, who has graciously presented us with excellent pictures and a video of these creatures. This article will provide a basic overview of these wonderful insects.

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Tadpole-looking Organism Falls Off Man’s Face: Medical Consultation is Encouraged

“This tadpole-looking thing fell off my face while washing it”, says this reader about the oddly-shaped, black object in the photo below. “I think there were more but I only salvaged one to take a photo of. What is it?”

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Brown Worm with Spade-shaped Head is Indeed a Hammerhead Flatworm

“Is this a hammerhead flatworm?” asks this reader for her friend in Southeast Texas. She is asking about the long, thin worm below, which is brown, with lighter brown stripes running the length of its body.

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Worms with Flat Bodies and Thicker Heads Found Daily are Hammerhead Worms

“I’m seeing these worms daily in my house,” says this reader about the creatures with “flat” bodies of around 2-2.6-inches and “thicker head[s]”. Our reader is growing uncomfortable as she fears the worms may enter her body and she asks for any suggestions we can provide as to how to prevent their entry into her home.

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Group of Gray, Spiky Bugs on Bedroom Wall are White Ermine Moth Larvae

“I found these bugs in my children’s bedroom […] on the WALL. What are these?” asks this reader, who is a mother of two children. The creatures appear to be gray in color, minuscule in size, with bulbous heads and segmented bodies.

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Multi-legged, Yellow Worm-like Creature is a Centipede

“Is this strange, worm-like creature parasitic to my dog?” asks this reader about the long, multi-legged creature photographed below. This beige-colored worm with antennae on its head has our reader worried for his dog, who “threw up with specks of blood” prior to the creature’s discovery, and who already has fleas our reader is trying to control.

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Brown, Stick-like Worm Found on Deck is a Stick Caterpillar

“I found this thing on my back deck on some rugs I took out to shake,” says this reader about the long, brown object in the photograph below. Our reader says that “it had split at the darker end” but that it is “tubular at the other end.”

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Glossy Black Worms Found by the Hundreds May Be New Guinea Flatworms

“I found hundreds of these worms on my covered walkway,” says this reader about the glossy creatures seen in the photographs below. The “specimens” are about 5-6cm (approximately 2 inches) long, “very dark brown to black”, have “no obvious mouth parts at the moving end” and “seem to survive fine in water.”

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Shiny Slime Found by Dead Hammerhead Worms is Indeed a Secretion

“I found a dead, black hammerhead worm in a shiny, clear substance in my garage. Does this worm secrete this substance?” asks this reader in her query. The photo she sent us displays a long, thin worm lying in a pool of the aforementioned shiny substance.

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Creepy, Glossy Black Worm is Likely a New Guinea Flatworm

“Can you identify this creepy thing? Thanks!!!” is all this reader writes in his submission to us. The “creepy thing” he is referring to is the long, black worm pictured below, with bulbous bulges protruding from the length of its body.