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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.

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Man Worries the Spots on His Body May Be Caused by Something Under His Skin

“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.

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Pale Yellow Critter with Big Eyespot Found Near Catalpa Tree is a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

“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.

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White, Hair-like Fibers Found All Over Body Causes Concern for This Reader in Northwest Washington

“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.

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Dark Green/Gray Worms Found in Pool Could be Either Cutworms, Armyworms or Sawfly Larvae

“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.

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Inchworm-like Critters Found in Dahlia Flowers are Budworms

“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.”

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Yellow Worm-like Creature with Antennae and Many Legs is a House Centipede

“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.

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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.”

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Black Worm-like Creature Found Dead and Dried Up is a Millipede

“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?”

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Dark-colored Worm with Stinger and Feelers is Likely a Centipede

“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?”

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Translucent Organisms with Serrated Tails Plague Family for Three Years

“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.

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Little Worms Found in Standing Water Under Ice Cream Machine Pose Questions of Health and Safety

“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.”

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Orange-ish Worm Found on Hat May Be a Noctuin Moth Caterpillar

“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?”

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Black and Brown Worms Found All Over Barn are Caterpillars

“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!”

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Larvae in Carpet and Transparent “Being” in Sink Worry This Reader

“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.”

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Leech-like Worms Plague Reader Who Asks for Help

“Have recently found a very small” worm, states this reader in his submission regarding the “black, glossy” creatures pictured below. “Maximum size is three quarters of an inch, to an inch.”

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Brown and Reddish Worms Found Near Potted Plants are Some Type of Larvae

“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?”

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Many-legged, White Worm Found Inside Book is Likely a Beetle Larva

“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.”

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Brown Larva with Ridges Inching Across Floor is a Black Soldier Fly Larva

“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.”

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Two Black Worms Found Amid Hammerhead Worm Infestation are New Guinea Flatworms

“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?”