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hammerhead flatworm

Bipalium kewense

Description:

This flatworm was resting underneath this plant pot, while moving it. There was two of them under the pot, one slightly larger that another. Bipalium kewense is believed to be native to Southeast Asia, but currently is found worldwide. It was probably introduced by international plant trade, as it is frequently found associated with plant pots.

Habitat:

In my garden (moist/dry environment) after several days of heavy rain., Fort Worth, Texas.

Notes:

This worm tends to get out of direct sunlight, so it moved away quickly.

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8 Comments

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 6 months ago

Its very unusual indeed. Thanks

Wowwwwwwww

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 6 months ago

Thanks Neil, it was a very beautiful specimen, being also fairly larger than the rest of them :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 months ago

Wonderful spotting, Saturniidae27. That's a beautiful specimen!

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 6 months ago

Thanks Kalen :-)

Kalen
Kalen 6 months ago

Beautiful

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 7 months ago

Sure looks like one, might not taste like one though ;-) Thanks.

Jae
Jae 7 months ago

Caramel sundae :P Nice spotting, Saturniidae27

Saturniidae27
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Saturniidae27

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jun 17, 2020
Submitted on Jun 21, 2020

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