Hundreds of Small, Black Worms Flocking This Man’s Driveway May Be Intermediate Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillars
In the “middle of winter” this reader finds “short, small, black worms by the hundreds in [his] driveway […] trying to get into the house.” He states that no one seems to know what these segmented, black larvae-looking critters are, and he hopes that the picture he has attached helps.
“Can it get on or in a man’s blood and skin? Because I have […] different spots on my body.” asks this man in his one-line query. No photos or more context accompany his question, but we will do our best to help our reader with his issue.
“I found this little guy in my front yard and can not find out what he is”, states this reader in Anza, California. “I have a big beautiful Catalpa tree that I think he may have fell out of”, she says of the pale yellow caterpillar-like organism pictured below.
“I have been struggling with these white, lightweight, hair-like worms in my hair and all over my body,” says this reader located in Northwest Washington, “out in the rural farm lands near the Canadian border.” Although our reader does not ask any specific questions in her submission, we will provide some resources she can consult if she worries for her health as a result of these worms.
“Finding these worms in the pool — wondering how/what to treat to get rid of them”, states this reader in her submission. She asks about these dark green/gray worm-like organisms pictured below.
“Can you help me identify these critters?” asks this reader about the pink and purple worm-like organisms pictured below. “They move like inchworms and vary from about 0.5-1-inch when I’ve seen them.”
“It was wriggling like a worm and didn’t have legs”, states this reader in “Rural England” concerning the creature pictured below. He adds that it was less than an inch in length and that it was found in his house.
Small White Organisms Found on Pants in Yard Could be Anything from Clothes Moth Larvae to Something More Serious
“What are these white things getting on my pants out in my yard?” asks this reader in her submission. “They are going in my skin.”
“I found this under my bed when moving it. It was dried up and about 1-2 inches long”, states this reader about the blackish-brown organism pictured below. “Can you let me know what type of worm this is, if it is one?”
“When I tried to decapitate it with my thumbnail, it appeared to curl like a scorpion and a tiny stinger appeared on the tail!” exclaims this reader in his submission regarding an organism of a “dark color” he found. “What could it be?”
“These things have been plaguing my family for 3 years plus” says this reader in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who worries about the “mostly translucent” organisms which “have completely brought down [her family’s] quality of living.” Our reader states that she “needs answers”, and has thus come to us.
“Little bitty worms no bigger than a piece of rice was flying everywhere”, reports this reader about the organisms she found at work. “I’m wondering if they may have caused me to get sick.”
“I found a teeny tiny orange-ish worm with two brown dots”, states this reader in her submission. “What is it and should I be worried?”
“Can you please help identify this worm?” asks this reader in his submission regarding the black and brown larva-like organism pictured below. “I found these all over our barn in Shingle Springs California. Thank you!”
“I am trying to figure out what these critters are in the carpet, so that I can eliminate them”, states this reader from Oklahoma in his submission. “I fear they are larvae of some type.”
“This morning I found these on my floor”, states this reader regarding the black and reddish creatures pictured below. “Do you have any idea what they are?”
“Is this an inch worm or a bookworm (if that exists)?” asks this reader in his submission concerning the tiny, white worm-like creature pictured below. “It had legs (maybe 4-6) and as shown in the picture I found it in my book.”
“It is currently the start of winter and I noticed one morning that there is a larva- or caterpillar-like creature on my floor”, states this reader about the creature pictured below. “The larva is brown, has a small white dot where I assume the head is, and the butt is flat-ish.”
“I found two black flatworms”, states this reader about the creature pictured below, which indeed has a glossy black body, with a light gray/white underside. “I already am infested with the hammerhead worms, now what is this worm?”