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Two Kinds of Mealworms Found by Reader Who Wonders What Species They Belong To

"I have two kinds of mealworms" says this reader, "one is small, the others are larger". He provides no photographs of the worms but asks "what kind are they?" Continue reading [...]

Man Saves Life of Brown-Striped Caterpillar but Hits a Roadblock; What He Can Do Next

"I found a little critter on my bathroom floor a few weeks ago" says this reader about the worm-like creature with "a dark red head", "striped brown" body and "a bunch of little feet." Having saved the creature from a worse fate out in the cold, our reader is concerned that the critter is dying as he does not know what species it is, nor what food it needs. Continue reading [...]

What are Segmented Worms With Hard Exoskeletons?

We aren't sure if the specimens our reader found in the soil are mealworms or wireworms! We wish her the best of luck with her garden! Continue reading [...]

Little White Worms Are Likely Mealworms

We believe the white worms our reader found on her counter are mealworms. We don't think these larvae are related to her husband's cat, but if she is worried about the health of the cat we encourage her to bring it to the vet! Continue reading [...]

Reader Finds Mealworm And Palm Flower Moth Larva

One of our readers found two organisms that we have identified as a palm flower moth larva and a mealworm. Saying goodbye to these creatures primarily involves cleaning! Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms in Front Room are Mealworms

One of our readers found several brown, segmented "worms" in her home. We believe these creatures are mealworms, which are common household pests. As with most insects, eliminating mealworms from a home just requires a little investigating and some dedicated cleaning. Continue reading [...]
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