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The Difference Between Cabbage Tree Emperor Caterpillars and Mopane Caterpillars

“Is the cabbage tree emperor worm the same as a mopane worm?” is all this reader asks in his submission. He does not attach any pictures, but we will provide ample description to make up for the lack of visual information.

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Yellow and Red Worms Found on Flowers are Likely Caterpillars

“What type of worm is this and will I need to spray to get rid of them?” asks this reader about the yellow and red worm-like creature pictured below. “I bought flowers on a Friday evening and didn’t realize that little worms were all over them until Sunday when I found them crawling on my table.”

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Hundreds of Small, Black Worms Flocking This Man’s Driveway May Be Intermediate Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillars

In the “middle of winter” this reader finds “short, small, black worms by the hundreds in [his] driveway […] trying to get into the house.” He states that no one seems to know what these segmented, black larvae-looking critters are, and he hopes that the picture he has attached helps.

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Dark Green/Gray Worms Found in Pool Could be Either Cutworms, Armyworms or Sawfly Larvae

“Finding these worms in the pool — wondering how/what to treat to get rid of them”, states this reader in her submission. She asks about these dark green/gray worm-like organisms pictured below.

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Inchworm-like Critters Found in Dahlia Flowers are Budworms

“Can you help me identify these critters?” asks this reader about the pink and purple worm-like organisms pictured below. “They move like inchworms and vary from about 0.5-1-inch when I’ve seen them.”

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Orange-ish Worm Found on Hat May Be a Noctuin Moth Caterpillar

“I found a teeny tiny orange-ish worm with two brown dots”, states this reader in her submission. “What is it and should I be worried?”

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Maggot Found Dragging Clumps of Fluff Up Walls is a Casemaking Clothes Moth Larva

“What fresh hell is this?” asks this reader about the larva-like creature buried in a piece of lint pictured below. He describes it as having a “long white body and dark head.”

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Small, Yellowish Larvae Hanging from Silk Threads are Oak Leaf Rollers

This reader found “small white/yellowish larvae floating on silk threads in Northern Michigan” and states that they were “coming out of oak trees”. Besides the photo attached below, this is all the context provided, but we will do our best to provide information on these larvae.

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Brown, Segmented Creature Found Near Cat Bowl is a Cutworm

“I found this little guy on my kitchen hardwood, near the cat bowl, and was wanting to know what he was,” states this reader about the segmented, brown-gray larva-like creature in the photo below. “If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.”

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Tiny Larva with Bulbous Black Head is Likely an Inchworm

“What is this?” is all this reader asks in her submission. The creature she is referring to appears to be black and gray in color, with a bulbous black head that sits atop a skinny body with two-to-three sets of prolegs.

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Cluster of Tiny Gray Worms are Either Armyworms or American Ermine Moth Larvae

“Can you identify these larvae?” asks this reader about the large group of tiny worm-like organisms pictured below. The creatures were found “on a built-in bookcase in [her] home.”

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Horde of Tiny Worms Found on Apartment Wall are American Ermine Moth Larvae

“These tiny worms were located right outside my apartment on the walk near my door,” states this reader in her submission. She asks that we tell her what kind of worms they are.

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Moth Infestation Spawns Concerns Over Parasites

“We seem to have an infestation of moths and what we’re thinking might be larvae,” states this reader in her submission regarding the array of photos below. Our reader wonders if the appearance of this moth and its larvae could be connected to parasites “in some way.”

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Purplish-brown Worm-like Creature Found in Toilet Could Be a Black Cutworm

“I found this worm/larva in the toilet bowl on top of one of my bowel movements,” says this reader about the purplish, brown creature in the photo below. He has no idea if the creature came from him or if it was already in the toilet, and he asks if we can identify it for him.

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Dark Blue Caterpillars Found on House Wall and Day Lilies are Actually Sawfly Larvae

“What kind of worm or caterpillar is this?” asks this reader in Northeastern New York State. His question pertains to the caterpillar-like creature pictured below, which seems to be a dark blue or purple color.

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Bright Green Worm-like Creature is a Cabbage Looper Caterpillar

“What is this?” is all this reader asks about the bright green creature in the photo below. From what we can make out, the creature has multiple appendages along its body, which could either be legs or bristles, and may be segmented.

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Small Gray Bug Found Inside Vehicle is Some Kind of Caterpillar/Larva

“Why do I keep finding this bug in my vehicle?” asks this reader in her submission concerning the small, gray, spiky bug on the face mask in the photo below. Our reader states that she does not allow eating in her car, which she just purchased and keeps very clean.

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White Worms with Brown Heads Infesting Angora Couch are Casemaking Clothes Moth Larvae

“I’m really freaked out. Please help!” exclaims our reader in her submission concerning the larvae and casings she recently found in her sofa. “The worms are white with a tiny bit of brown on the end.”

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Shell-like Critters Hanging From the Ceiling by Threads of Web May be Inchworms or Something Else

After finding several organisms that resemble “white shell[s]” hanging over her bed, this reader contacts us in the hope that we can help with this recurring issue. “Sadly”, our reader did not send any pictures, but she hopes nonetheless that we can identify the creatures and give some advice as to how she can ensure they do not reappear.

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Worm that Reminds Woman of “Alien vs Predator” is Just an Inchworm

“You are my last hope or I’m about to call it an alien invasion” says this reader, starting her query off with a bang. This beige, wood-colored worm-like creature “has no legs on the middle part of his body” and as a result “walks quite strange.”