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Old 04-02-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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i live on ft hood texas and i recently found a large brown caterpillar in my livingroom it has no hair and no distinctive markings its about the size of a paper clip can anyone tell me what it is? i was just curious as to whether it was actually a caterpillar or sometype of worm
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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pictures please.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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i live on ft hood texas and i recently found a large brown caterpillar in my livingroom it has no hair and no distinctive markings its about the size of a paper clip can anyone tell me what it is? i was just curious as to whether it was actually a caterpillar or sometype of worm
If it had visible feet and a visible mouth it was not a "worm" per se.

Maybe this link will help you i.d. it: http://www.texasento.net/rearing.htm

or this: http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/texas_caterpillars

Could it be the cranefly larva? http://bugguide.net/node/view/12436
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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ok so here are the pics i could get with my phone
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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he actually seems to have some slightly darker spots on him and thank you lifelongMOgal ive look at the links but i cant seem to find this caterpillar on any of them
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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It is a caterpillar or larva of some type, likely moth as an adult. Cannot make it out clearly enough to i.d. .
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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...but it is a nice little caterpillar that needs to be taken outside and gently placed in/on some bushes or something else where it will likely be safe
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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...but it is a nice little caterpillar that needs to be taken outside and gently placed in/on some bushes or something else where it will likely be safe
Awwwwww.....robins have to eat too.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:01 PM
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awwwwww.....robins have to eat too.
lol
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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i dont have any bushes i only have grass in my yard we just moved in and i havent been able to plant anything would it be ok there? how does a caterpillar do in captivity? my daughter wants to see it grow but i dont want to kill it on accident.
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