I found this larva (assuming it is a larva) when my cat jumped off my bed, I'm assuming she just picked it up outside. However, I'm not quite sure what it is or if it should be a concern she had it on her. When it moved, the tip of the "head" looked black and it did have "feet" like a caterpillar. If it helps, I live near middle TN and the approximate size was about an inch long. I took some pictures found below, if anyone has any information on it, thank you!

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  • $\begingroup$ Made a small correction. Larvae is the Latin plural from the singular larva, which is what you are referring to. $\endgroup$ – David Oct 29 '19 at 13:52

heres a link that can guide you: https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef017

I now also asked my father, who is a veterinarian. He told me that this is not a maggot or a larva that could harm the cat. He also said that the only larva possible would be from flea, those are much smaller though. So it is most probably a larva from an insect or caterpillar.


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