Black, Segmented Worm is an Intermediate Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar

Photographs of a worm was taken by this reader, who asks what it might be. The worm in question is black in color, with ridges that segment its body. It also appears to be have thin appendages that protrude from one end of its body. Continue reading [...]

Clear-White “Worm-looking Thing” in Bedroom is a Clothes Moth Larva

One of our readers recently sent in a picture of a "worm-looking thing" they have been finding on their bed at "random occasions". Upon zooming in on the photograph our reader sent in, the worm in question appears to be a clear-white color, with a dark spot on one end of its body, which we assume to be its head, and a slightly darker inside. Continue reading [...]

Dozens of White Larvae Falling From Ceiling Fan are House Fly Larvae

Several dozen larvae have been falling from this reader's bathroom ceiling fan over a span of several days. The larvae appear to be white, have no legs, and, in the words of our reader, "one end" of the larvae "is flat and the other has a tapered pointy end." Continue reading [...]

Stripey Red Worm in Toilet in Scotland is a Red Wiggler

A long stripey, red worm was found in a toilet in Southern Scotland by this reader on the first floor of his home. He wonders if we can tell him what it is. Continue reading [...]

White Larvae in Virginia Garden Composting Worms or Pests?

Worms of approximately 1/2-inch long were found in a large mass in the moist mulch of this reader's garden in Earlyville, Virginia. The worms in question are a clear white color, with dark markings along their bodies, and a bulbous brown mass on either end of their bodies. Continue reading [...]

Organisms of Varying Colors, Shapes and Textures Live in Black Mold in Vents

"Would you know what kind worm/maggot/pupa this/these might be?" asks our reader, who found such creature's "under toe" and "dropping down" from her ventilation, which is filled with black mold. The photographs sent in display an array of organisms of various shapes and colors, ranging from a slimy green worm to what looks like a gray pupa with long hairs sticking out of it. Continue reading [...]
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