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White Worm with Brown Head is a Caterpillar Pest

“Can you tell me what this is?” is all this reader asks in her submission regarding the cream-colored, worm-like creature pictured below. Now, since we can only go on the photo our reader sent in, we will have to say that any identification made is not made with 100% certainty or accuracy. Especially in this case: the physical characteristics of this creature are so generic that it could be any number of things, and without the context in which the critter was found, we cannot pinpoint exactly what it could be. What we will say is that it is definitely the larva of an insect, and, assuming it was found inside our reader’s home, we would say it is likely some type of moth caterpillar, and potentially a pest at that.

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White Worm with Brown Head Found Crawling on Kitchen Walls is a Pantry Moth Larva

“Please help!” exclaims this reader in her submission about the “worm” she found “crawling all over [her] kitchen walls and ceilings. “What is this worm?” she asks about the off-white larva-like creature with a brown head in the photo below.