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horsehair worms or Gordian worms

Nematomorpha

Description:

28 cm long 1 mm diameter

Habitat:

construction worker found it in rain puddles in the sand

1 Species ID Suggestions

Horsehair Worm / Gordian Worm
Nematomorpha Nematomorpha


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3 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Quite a find.

wow!!! thanks a lot Jeff

John La Salle
John La Salle 8 years ago

very strange - and I am not sure what it is.
However, it does remind me somewhat of a spider worm - which is a very strange nematode that develops within a spider (or other insects).

Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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