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Terrestrial planarian

Bipalium spp.

Description:

Found this guy on my front porch.

Habitat:

Urban dweller.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago
Terrestrial planarian
Bipalium spp. Bipalium


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3 Comments

Harmony D.
Harmony D. 5 years ago

This looks very similar to a specimen I listed here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/215...
I bet they are the same species.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 9 years ago

If you have a garden, or your neighbors do, this is one critter you do NOT want. You probably know earthworms are a gardener's best friend. Well, this planarian is an earthworm's biggest nightmare. They are voracious predators of earthworms. And, being invasive (came originally from Asia), they do not have the checks and balances to control their population.

While they look cool, they are bad news.

Moved to the Other category

MarioCisneros
Spotted by
MarioCisneros

Kendall, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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