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Brown Worm in Toilet is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

A woman in Maryland found this worm swimming in her mother-in-law's toilet and hopes that we can help ID the critter. The worm in questions appears to be a mottled brown color, with a segmented body and a yellow band near its head, as well as a pair of eye spots just below the stripe. Continue reading [...]

Methods of Dealing with Worms Coming Out of Faucets

Several gray-brown worms were found by this man's son in their bathtub after not having been home for several weeks. Our reader, who is based in a basement apartment in London says he would appreciate any thoughts on what the worm is, how it got there, and how to prevent their return. Continue reading [...]

Lucky Woman Finds a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar in Broad

A bright, yellow caterpillar with gray spots and big black eyes was found by one of our readers. She did not pose any question, but simply wanted to share these excellent photos with us. This article will address what this caterpillar is in case any of our other readers happens upon one. Continue reading [...]

Unidentified, 1/2-inch Caterpillar Finds its Way Into A Glass of Water

A 1/2-inch worm was found in a glass of water by this man in Albuquerque, NM. From the excellent images sent in, we can see that the worm in question is of a grayish/tan color, is segmented, has six forelegs, eight back legs, and a bulbous black head. Continue reading [...]

Three Doctors Unable to Identify This Pointed-Tailed Worm

A pointed-tailed worm was found on the upper thigh of this man. After multiple, unsuccessful doctor visits, our reader is "trying to figure out what parasite" he has, and wonders if we can aid him in identifying this creature. Continue reading [...]

What To Do if Your Doctor Cannot Treat Your Parasite

A mother's son in South Carolina is reportedly infested with parasitic worms, and was turned away by medical professionals. She wonders not if we can identify the worm for her, but simply if any of our readers have felt like this before in the queries they send in. Continue reading [...]
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