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Scarlet Malachite Beetle Larva Found Inside a Glass of Apple Juice

The brother of this reader found a worm in his cup of apple juice after leaving it to sit for half an hour. From the picture and our reader's description, we can tell that this worm is tiny in size, orange in color, with a black head and a set of prongs at its rear. Continue reading [...]

Caterpillar on Window Screen in Illinois is an Ilia Underwing Moth Caterpillar

A woman discovers strange-looking worm on her window screen in Illinois and wonders what in the world it is. From the image sent in below, the worm appears to be brown or gray in color, with a grainy texture/pattern that makes it resemble tree bark. Continue reading [...]

Black-Spotted Caterpillars in Woman’s Couch are Figwort Sawfly Larvae

White caterpillars with black spots were found in this woman's house in Ypsilanti, MI, and she would greatly appreciate our assistance in identifying them. She has found three so far, crawling under and on top of her couch, and even under some cushions. Continue reading [...]

Patches of Worms found in New Hampshire House are American Ermine Moth Larvae

Patches of tiny, clear worms with black heads were discovered in this woman's New Hampshire home. She is grossed out by the worms and asks for our help. Continue reading [...]

Parasites or Harmless Larvae? These Small White Worms Invade this Man’s Home

A man found small white worms in every piece of wood in his house and hopes that we can help identify what they are. The image sent in below is difficult to make sense of; there appears to be a smear of white in the center against the green background (which we assume is supposed to be the worm) as well as rings of white surrounding it on all sides. Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm Crawling on Man a Flea Larva, or Something Else?

A reader of ours contacted us about finding a little worm crawling on him after coming inside with dogs. He asks that we help him identify this worm, which appears to be clear, with a black inside. Continue reading [...]
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