Tan “Worm” Likely Insect Larva

A reader just reached out to us from Scottsdale, Arizona! She discovered a worm on her bed (Yikes!) and wonders what it might be. She described it as tan, active, and wiggly.

Like she said, the worm is tan. It appears to be segmented into 10 sections. Also, in the photograph it looks like the creature might be upside down, but we cannot tell for certain.

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This creature closely resembles a wireworm, which is the larval form of the click beetle. Wireworms often eat vegetable crops, and we can’t imagine why they would be in a house, or a bed! However, critters are always finding their a way into homes via open windows or doors, or by being attached to a pet. That being said, the image isn’t clear enough to rule out other options. Although there is a small chance this is a wireworm, we don’t think it is very likely.

Despite the picture evidence our reader provided, we aren’t sure what this creature is. We think it is likely some sort of insect larva, but we do not know which kind.

To conclude, a reader sent us a picture of a tan worm she discovered in her bed. We aren’t sure what this creature is. If any of our readers have ideas or have seen this little guy before, we encourage them to share their stories in the comment section! If our reader has any other photos that better capture the details of the specimen in question, we invite her to share them with us as well.

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A reader just reached out to us from Scottsdale, Arizona! She discovered a worm on her bed (Yikes!) and wonders what it might be. She described it as tan, active, and wiggly
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  1. kaitlin kaschak

    i also live in arizona and may or may not have seen these or similar in my house i sent you a pic in my question

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