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Pink Worm Found on Shirt is a Moth Larva

A man recently wrote to us after his wife found a pink worm on her polyester shirt. His guess is that the creature is a rice worm and wonders if it is harmful to his clothes or food.

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Rice Worms

There are several types of worms that can be found in rice such as whipworms and of course, rice worms. Whipworms can be found in beans and other grains as well. There are other creatures that also grow in rice. These include: rice water weevils (Lissorhoptrus spp.), rice stalk borers (Chilo plejadellus Zincken), rice stem maggots (Eribolus longulus Loew), and the rice leafminer (Hydrellia spp.)