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Grub-like Gray Worms Found in Ceiling Light are Potentially Wasp Larvae

“These are in our ceiling light”, states this reader about the semi-transparent, gray larvae-like creatures pictured below. “We recently had our home treated for wasps and rodents in the loft.”

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Gray “Worm Thing” with Horns

A reader wrote to us through the All About Worms Facebook page about a grayish “worm thing” that she came across. The creature is about 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) long, and it has horns on one end of its body. Interestingly, the creature is also reported to have “holes or suckers” on its bottom side. Overall, the reader describes the creature as “terrifying,” and says that she “would die if it touched me.” She is therefore keen to know what she found and where it came from. What could this gray, horned worm-like thing be?

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A Yellow and Gray Caterpillar

A reader recently sent us a very direct and simple question. The reader merely sent a picture of what appears to be a caterpillar – it was referred to as a worm, though – and asked what the “worm” was and what it ate. The caterpillar (or what we believe to be a caterpillar) is almost entirely yellow, although it has some gray stripes on it. They aren’t perfectly horizontal stripes, however, as they make more a “v” shape. There are also dozens (if not hundreds) of small black dots on the creature’s back. What is this yellow caterpillar with gray stripes and black dots on its back, if indeed it is a caterpillar at all?