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White Worm-like Creatures on Couch Could be Pupae or Clumps of Debris

“What is it?” asks Gary about the strange, white organism pictured below. “Found these two little guys on my couch after I spent the night sleeping on it.” To start with, we just want to commend Gary on the excellent photo: it’s crisp and clear, and the lighting is good too. Usually, that makes it easier for us to identify the organisms we are asked about, but it seems that in this case, it shows us in greater detail that we have no idea what we are looking at. The closest thing it resembles are planarian parasites, which are parasitic flatworms.

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Light Brown, “Crunchy” Organisms Found in Laundry Hamper are Pupae

“What is this?” asks this reader about the light brown, ovate organism pictured below. “I live in Idaho and these weren’t there yesterday when I set my laundry hamper there on the dryer. But when I moved it, I then later noticed them. They are hard and crunchy. My assumption is that they are possibly eggs? I just want to know if it’s something I need to get taken care of. Thank you.” Based on the photo alone, we would say that these are probably not eggs: this object looks far too big to be an egg, and its brown coloration makes us think it is more likely that this is a pupa.