We received this message from a reader, “I found a mysterious worm-looking creature on the inside of my hat and at first I thought it could be a carpet worm based on other articles I have looked up, but the coloration makes me think that it might be something else. It looks brown but when I shine a light on it’s it’s more like gold and black stripes.”
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The first photograph is the inside of our reader’s hat, but we really can’t see much else. There is a small brown object near the center of the photo that we believe is the creature our reader is referring to. Luckily, the second picture shows the specimen more clearly:
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