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Black and Gray-Striped Bug is Indeed a Carpet Beetle Larva

A reader recently sent in this image of a creature, asking us to confirm whether or not it is a carpet beetle larva. The creature in question appears black and gray-striped, with a black head, and a double-pronged tail. In comparison to the fibers of the material this worm was found on, we can presume that this worm is tiny in size. Continue reading [...]

Larva Found on Blanket is a Webbing Clothes Moth Larva

A reader recently found a larva on a blanket in her closet. She described it as being tan in color, with a black head, and no stripes. Continue reading [...]

C-Shaped Worms Man Found Outside is a Cluster of Millipedes

A reader of ours recently sent in this image of a cluster of brown worms he found outside. The worms appear brown in color, with a segmented body, and many of them are curled up into a 'C' shape. Continue reading [...]

Fat White Worms on Fabric are Webbing Clothes Moth Larvae

A reader recently sent in this image of a cluster of worms she found on her bed. In the words of our reader, the worms appear to be short, fat and white. Continue reading [...]

Minuscule Worms on Desk in Alabama are Flea Larvae

Recently, one of our reader's in Alabama sent in this picture of a tiny worm she found on her desk that her cat sleeps on. She found four of the same type in one day, which appear to be translucent in color, with a black stripe on the inside that runs the length of their bodies. In comparison to the strands of hair on the picture, this worm is minuscule in size. Continue reading [...]

Inch-Long Tan Worms in Florida Apartment are Most Likely Millipedes

A reader recently sent in a query about finding live, big worms in her small, ground-floor apartment in Florida, as well as very small and thin worms that follow them inside. The smaller worms are apparently about an inch in length, "a drop thicker than a needle", and tannish in color. Continue reading [...]
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