Found a bug on my daughters bed a tiny yellow worm?

terestrifeSeptember 22, 2011

Found a bug on my daughters bed a tiny clear yellow worm?

it seemed to be less than half an inch, it was a soft solid yellow color. it wasnt thick. what could it be? and how did it get there? my daughter never eats in her bed. it didnt seem to have hair it was also a pale yellow a little thicker than a rice grain, and its shape was similar.

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terestrife

also, its skin was not rubbery, but soft as when my husband pressed on it with a paper it squished and became tiny easily.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 6:43AM
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rosiew

Unless you look through an insect book, don't think you'll ever know. This was probably caught on her skirt or shorts when she was outdoors.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 7:41AM
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terestrife

can it be a maggot?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 7:51AM
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gargwarb

The description sounds like a maggot to me too.
Impossible to know without seeing it though.
You will find them in the oddest places. What often happens is something like a mouse or rat will die in a wall or attic and a fly lays its eggs. When the larvae pupate they need a dry place so they'll crawl away from the "scene of the crime", popping out of little cracks and seams, landing who knows where.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 8:18AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Anything with wings usually has a "worm" or "caterpillar" stage in its' development. It could have fallen off of a tree overhanging the house or crawled to the house from some other nearby plant.

If you notice little miller moths flying around inside your house, you may want to investigate your food pantry for a compromised package that could be harboring those.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 9:56AM
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terestrife

if it is a maggot should i be concerned that there might be more in her room? and will they harm her?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 11:10AM
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gargwarb

If it is a maggot then there could possibly be more or that one could have just been particularly adventurous. The odds that any harm would come of it are next to none.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 12:49PM
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terestrife

OK thanks!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 10:20PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Do you have pets?

If you truly want any chance of ID from this forum, you'll need to take some good images and post them here. Your 'bug' could be one of zillion things. We certainly can't speculate how it got in your daughter's bed without knowing what it is.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 11:43PM
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