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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/tiny red centipede/worm with pincers


lucy wrote at 2015-03-11 23:02:52
I have the same problem and my worm looks very much the same. I havent noticed any moths in the house and i am pretty sure there arent any. I have wooden floor and a wall with baseboard. I have found 4 worms in my bed in 5 months and i have the impression they fall from the ceiling (not made of wood). I want to attach a photo so that you could help me but i dont know how. Thank you

Steven wrote at 2016-12-13 07:35:24
Hi Saugy,

Would you be able to put me in touch with Craig from this post at all?

I have recently encountered the same larvae and would like to find out if he was successful in exterminating them.



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Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.


21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.

Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.

B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.

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