Closeup of worms crawling in a circle in our driveway in Vestal

Unknoiwn worms crawling in a circle

While preparing to go out, my daughter found a cluster of worms crawling in a circle. This was very unusual, so I filmed it and took a few pictures. I uploaded a picture of a closeup of the worms, and a video named wormsinacircle.asf. as well, but not using this form. We have no idea what type of worms these are.

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Katy says ... on Monday, Jun 15 at 9:57 AM

I found some of these worms on my sidewalk this morning! Did you every find out what they were?

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nikki says ... on Thursday, Jun 25 at 12:25 AM

I wish someone would tell us what they are. I'm curious now.

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joester says ... on Saturday, Jul 18 at 2:08 PM

It took a while and a lot of looking, but these are Fungus Gnat larvae as far as I can tell. The pictures I found online are a close to a match as I think anyone will ever get. I used other photos I had taken to try identifying them.

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Paul says ... on Wednesday, Sep 23 at 6:38 PM

My son just found a group of these worms circling on my concrete patio. Same exact worm going around and around. If they do not have a name I would like to suggest "NASCAR worms" Very strange to see!

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Cindy says ... on Monday, Jun 7 at 10:24 AM

Found same in my back yard today-been searching the web for half hour leading to this! We thought could have been parasite from our dog-but i felt is was a definite Larva of some kind> as long as it didn't come out of my dog! CRAZY-NASTY!

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garrysfoto says ... on Saturday, Jun 12 at 12:34 PM

There," RING-WORM's" ... lol

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familyfun says ... on Saturday, Jun 12 at 9:58 PM

ugh. gag.

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Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 28 at 9:44 PM

I had them on my walkway... So do we know what they are? where they come from? Im in NJ

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w.susan88 says ... on Sunday, Jul 17 at 6:09 PM

I also had a encounter with one of these circle of worms today.Freak me out .I am 47 and I have never seen this before and my husband is 53 and very well educated in science and has no idea either.We also have 2 dogs and 1 cat and are concerned.

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NW PA Dad says ... on Sunday, Sep 18 at 9:00 PM

I also just found a circle of these worms on my front walk. Your photo was much better than mine... all I can say is YUCK ! !

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tammy says ... on Monday, Sep 10 at 2:51 PM

we found similar worms in our driveway - traveling in a straight line,but almost in a braided formation. I 1st thought someone ran over a small snake, but then realized it was moving.

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theview says ... on Wednesday, Apr 10 at 2:54 PM

joester is correct. There are different varities of knat larvae that do this around the world. Might have something to do with the rain we had. The circle theory is that the lead larvae meets up with the back of the line. Not the brighest bugs.

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Rhonda says ... on Wednesday, Aug 28 at 8:45 AM

My husband found a circle of tiny green worms on our sidewalk this a.m. It looked like they were carrying a much larger worm like the one in the picture above. We are in our early 50's and have never seen anything like this.

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Cathy- Michigan says ... on Wednesday, Sep 11 at 9:50 AM

Found in my driveway this morning too... Grossed out, there were so many. I didn't want my animals to get them or to go on the kids, I also do not want that many more bugs around, so lighter fluid did the trick.. Sorry bug lovers

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Tita says ... on Thursday, Sep 12 at 8:53 AM

Found the same type of worms in my driveway this morning. Eeeewwe! What are they?

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Smith says ... on Thursday, Jun 19 at 4:51 PM

We also had the same encounter, we are in Missouri and the past 2 mornings we have had them come on the concrete porch. We sprayed with spider spray and it did kill them. My Father-in-Law said he had never seen them either.

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Devon says ... on Thursday, Jun 26 at 8:11 AM

Found them this morning too! Searched the web and only found this page

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Amy says ... on Tuesday, Jul 8 at 12:45 PM

They are gnat worms

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Amy says ... on Tuesday, Jul 8 at 12:47 PM

Gnat larvae actually

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tony says ... on Thursday, Aug 14 at 7:40 AM

I too found three separate clusters of these worms. But not in a circle, they were all clustered together and traveled as one. At first I thought they were three slugs slowly moving across the sidewalk. Upon closer inspection...tiny worms!

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Cori says ... on Monday, Aug 25 at 11:07 AM

On our way to school today my oldest son found a group of these on our patio, then another... And another. A total of seven seperet groups. Ugh so nasty!!!! I got my propane torch out... I still haven't scooped them off.. I'm so grossed out!!

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Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Aug 30 at 6:52 PM

Stop pushing these ugly worms to the most popular list everyday.

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JoAnn says ... on Monday, Oct 13 at 8:42 PM

These were our sidewalk. Second time this year.

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