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Worm

Observed: 6th June 2009 By: miked
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 MG 9550s
Description:

Worm from allotment. The photo shows the whole worm, there is nothing chopped off!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

With those obvious stripes,

With those obvious stripes, could it be an Eisenia sp.?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

miked's picture

Using the earthworm key I

Using the earthworm key I would plump for Eisenia fetida but not certain as E. ventata seems rather similar in appearance and habitat.

Sarah West's picture

I'd go for E. fetida too

I'd go for Eisenia fetida too - although it's hard to tell without a saddle, which is usually paler on E.veneta

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber