Horsehair Worm After Emerging from a Dead Cricket

Horsehair worm emerging from a dead cricket

Horsehair worms are internal parasites of crickets and other insects like grasshoppers, cockroaches and beetles. They are threadlike roundworms that get their name because they resemble the hair of a horse's tail or mane.

Horsehair worms do not parasitize other animals (including humans). They are beneficial and no control measures are needed if you find this interesting worm.

Learn more about Crickets and Horsehair worms HERE.


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