Fairbanks 'worms' are actually gnat larvae

Entomologists have identified the strange worms spotted in rope-like groupings in the Fairbanks area last week. University of Alaska Museum of the North Curator of Insects and entomologist Derek Sykes says the worms are a type of gnat larvae. He says the nats may be native to interior Alaska, but the migratory behavior observed in Fairbanks and North Pole last week is likely abnormal.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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