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Redhead worm

Observed: 3rd October 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
3 Oct 12 (93)
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Worm

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Juvenile worm

The worm in the picture does not appear to show a saddle so is at an immature stage. It would be difficult to get to species without dissection.

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Hi bugbotherer, if its a

Hi bugbotherer,

if its a juvenile (no saddle- didnt know about that) then at its size of 7/8 cms, it might not be likely to be what I have suggested above, the website above says a typical average redhead is 6.5cms so mine would probably be a mature one?

The thought did occur to me afterwards that it might be a juvenile lobworm, but I havent found lobworm out on the moor before myself, plenty of Black-headed, mature ones.

Thanks for comment and info,

Cathal.