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Horsehair Worm

Phylum Nematomorpha


A long flexible parasite that is often found in crickets and occasionally humans. They are also called Gordian Worms because they twist about like a gordian knot. This one was about a foot an a half.


Horsehair worms are found in damp places like ponds or feeding troughs. This one is in a landscaped fish pond. The fish eat a lot of wild crickets and grasshoppers.

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South Dakota, USA

Lat: 43.26, Long: -103.47

Spotted on Jun 19, 2016
Submitted on Jun 19, 2016

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