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Hammer Head Worm

Bipalium vagum

Description:

Long flatworm with yellow and black stripes. Also has a heart shaped head.

Habitat:

Grass (wondered onto concrete then was put on blue table to photograph.)

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2 Comments

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 6 years ago

I think ForestDragon may be right. I think this is B. kewense. Here is the similar B. vagum, a snail eater. And some links to pages that may help with ID.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/506...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

How about Kew Greenhouse Flatworm, Bipalium kewense. This flatworm is a voracious predator of earthworms! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipalium (description for B. kewense further down the page).

JumpingSpider22
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JumpingSpider22

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 6, 2015
Submitted on Feb 6, 2015

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