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How to Spot a Pupa

Most of the articles we write at AllAboutWorms deal with some sort of worm-like creature, which is usually either an insect at the beginning of its life cycle (a larva) or a mature worm (an earthworm or millipede, for example), but what about that in-between stage, where a creature will neither look like a larva, nor whatever creature it grows up to be? Most insects will have a pupal stage that comes between the larval and final stage, and this article will provide some insight into how to spot an insect at this stage, before it breaks free an adult. Continue reading [...]

Carpet Beetle Larva Discovered Inside a Pill Box

A small, striped worm-like creature was found inside the pill box of this reader, who has identified the creature as a carpet beetle larva. She wonders if the carpet beetle larva may have some how come from inside her vitamin and if that is at all possible. Continue reading [...]

Carpet Beetle Larvae and Fully-Grown Grain Beetle are Found in Colorado Home

A resident of Northern Colorado recently contacted us about a suspected carpet beetle infestation in her home. She has found multiple larvae, which are of various colors, but appear bristly with segmented striped across their bodies, and what may be a fully-grown carpet beetle. Continue reading [...]

Ovate, Brown Worm on Shirt Sleeve is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A worm was found on the shirt sleeve of this reader who wonders if we could help determine what it might be. Although the photograph is quite blurry, we can still discern the worm's ovate shape and light brown color. Continue reading [...]

Red & Brown Bug on Comforter is a Carpet Beetle Larva

This reader wonders if the creature she found wandering on her white comforter is a carpet beetle larva. The creature in question appears to be a brownish-red color, with stripes and a long tail that spans the length of its body. Continue reading [...]

Brown & Tan-Striped Bugs are Carpet Beetle Larvae

Two photographs of some kind of creature were sent in by this woman who wonders what they might be. The creatures in question appear to be brown and tan-striped, sport multiple pairs of forelegs, and are somewhat oval in shape. Continue reading [...]
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