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Slimy, Dark Green Worm on Kitchen Floor is a Cutworm

“I found this on my kitchen floor, I need to know what it is”, writes Sandra in her submission regarding the slimy-looking, dark green worm-like creature pictured below. “I live on the coast of North Carolina, 30 minutes from the beach. I recently brought in a large plant from outside. I have a small dog and don’t want her eating something like this. Can you please identify this for me?” Based on the photo Sandra sent us, we would say this most resembles a cutworm. Cutworms are the caterpillars of moth species whose larvae (the caterpillars) dig underground and eat on the stems of plants, thereby cutting them down and earning their name.