Tag: worm identification
Feline Worm Identification
Ringworm lives in dead skin, while hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and whipworms, live in the cat’s intestines. Also known as dermatophytosis, ringworm is an infection in the dead layer of the skin, hair, and nails. The fungus uses dead tissue, called keratin, in the skin as a source of nutrition.
Identify a Worm Like Creature
Worms and caterpillars are not the only worm-like creatures that have differences. Some people are quick to confuse millipedes and centipedes with worms. The obvious differences between these creatures is the fast movement of these leggy creatures and the thousands of tiny legs attached to the body.
Identifying Caterpillars and Worms
change their appearance so quickly to moth or butterfly, it’s tough to keep track of common characteristics of all species. Just think, there are literally thousands of different types of moths and more than 700 different types of butterflies in North America alone.
What Kind of Worm is This?
To help answer the question, “what kind of worm is this?” an entire branch of zoology called “Entomology” was established to classify the thousands of worm species that have been discovered on planet earth.