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Glossy Worm Found in Bathroom is Actually a Brahminy Blind Snake

A long, glossy worm was found by this reader's five-year old daughter in their restroom. Our reader wonders if we can tell them what type of worm it is that their daughter found. Continue reading [...]

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 [...]

Planarian Flatworms Found in San Diego Water Feature

Several worms of different shapes and sizes were pulled out from a water feature in San Diego by this reader who is having trouble identifying them. The worms appear to be clear and tan in color, long in length, but flat in girth. It is difficult to tell from the image if they are textured, or smooth/slimy, but given their transparency, we would place more bets on these worms being slimy to the touch. Continue reading [...]

Allergy-Inducing Worms the Size of Salt & Pepper Show Up in the Wake of Bedbugs

A woman reached out to us about a curious case of worms she cannot figure out. The worms, which she found in her home, appear to be minuscule in size, curled up in a 'U' shape, but come in two different colors. Our reader found both white and black/brown worms in her home. 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 [...]

Pink Worm in Phoenix is a Palm Flower Caterpillar

A reader of ours from Phoenix, Arizona recently sent in this image of a species of worm she has been finding once a day, in or near her hall bathroom. The worm appears pink in color, with a white underside, and is segmented with multiple sets of legs. Continue reading [...]
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