Cone shaped worm like things appear to be growing on my composite decking

Asked July 29, 2019, 11:11 PM EDT

I noticed these off and on recently. I took pictures tonight because it’s suposed to rain. They appear to be moving really slow like worms, they are kind of cone shaped and are almost the exact color of my deck rail. I can try and get better pictures in the daytime. I would just like to know what it is? A possible insect larvae, a fungus? There are a lot of them and it’s very strange Thanks! Lisa Zwick

Scott County Kentucky

1 Response

I can not really tell what you are talking about from the pictures. I will need to see pictures that are close-up and well focused. Or even better samples of them brought into the office. Please send pictures to sflynt@uky.edu and our office is located at 1130 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown KY.
Thanks!