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Nematomorpha (?)

Observed: 11th April 2010 By: seeckertseeckert’s reputation in Invertebratesseeckert’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

a very dead Carabidae sp with a payload of worms!

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Nematomorpha?
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • John BrattonInvertebrates expert
    • dshubble
      Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

Very interesting. I have

Very interesting. I have seen the worms (Gordius spp.) living free, but never in association with the hosts. I think there is no doubt about the phylum, but to identify the species would need a microscope as there are two even in Gordius.

M.

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