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Cola-colored Mass of Worm-like Creatures on Patio are Sawfly Larvae

"What are these tiny worm-like creatures? We get quite a few and have had 2 groups this morning" writes this reader about the horde of larvae-like organisms pictured below. The cola-colored "worm-like" creature was allegedly "deposited/dropped by something onto" our reader's "tile patio outside". Continue reading [...]

Group of Gray, Spiky Bugs on Bedroom Wall are White Ermine Moth Larvae

"I found these bugs in my children's bedroom [...] on the WALL. What are these?" asks this reader, who is a mother of two children. The creatures appear to be gray in color, minuscule in size, with bulbous heads and segmented bodies. Continue reading [...]

“Feather-looking Wormy Thing” May Be a Caterpillar, or Just a Feather

"Can you please help me identify this black (sometimes white) feather looking wormy thing that moves when I uncover it?" asks this reader in her query. From the photos our reader sent us, there seems to be what looks like a gray feather, and a small, ovate organism-looking piece of matter that our reader states may be the same organism at a different stage of its life cycle. Continue reading [...]

Cream Colored, Tailed Worm in Toilet is a Rat-tailed Maggot

"What is this worm?" asks our reader about this cream-colored creature she put in a glass jar. The creature looks to be an ovate shape, with a thin tail emerging from one end of its body. Continue reading [...]

Small Cream Colored Worms Show Up in the Mornings on this Woman’s Patio

"Small, cream colored worms" have been found by this reader on the concrete on her patio in the mornings. She does not know where they are coming from and thanks us for any insight we can give into why they are showing up and how she can get rid of them. Continue reading [...]

Brown, Stick-like Worm Found on Deck is a Stick Caterpillar

"I found this thing on my back deck on some rugs I took out to shake," says this reader about the long, brown object in the photograph below. Our reader says that "it had split at the darker end" but that it is "tubular at the other end." Continue reading [...]
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