Worms in a cluster on the wall-larva?

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A reader reached out to us about a group of larvae in a web of sticky substance on his bedroom doorframe. He believed these were moth larvae, but he wanted to write to us to be sure. He included two photos. One is a zoomed out version of the doorframe. We can see that the web containing the group is quite small, which must mean that these creatures are extremely small. The other picture is zoomed in on the web. We can see that the larvae are black in color with small white dots on their heads. They have long bodies and round heads. Based on the photo, we estimate there are somewhere between 100-300 larvae in this group.

Based on the description and picture provided by our reader, we believe that these larvae are indeed moth fly larvae. Our reader shouldn’t worry, these creatures are commonly found by our readers. Moth fly larvae are very small, and they feed on decaying matter. The best way to get rid of these pests is to clean deeply and get rid of old food that might be lying around.

In sum, a reader was curious about a large group of dark larvae in a web on his bedroom doorframe. Thanks to his detailed photos, we were able to determine these creatures to be moth fly larva.

 

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Worms in a cluster on the wall-larva?
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Worms in a cluster on the wall-larva?
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A reader reached out to us about a group of larvae in a web of sticky substance on his doorframe. He believed these were moth larvae, and he was correct.
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