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Recent observations

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

@9am horsehair worm caught near toad/frog tadpoles

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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cotonpinto

Date

June 26, 2010

Description

Gusano nematomorfo del genero Gordius en un arroyo cercano a Hueyapan, sierra norte de Puebla.

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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cohen

Date

August 6, 2014 04:04 PM EDT

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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coachwhipbooks

Date

April 20, 2014

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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trentmm

Date

May 18, 2013

Description

Common name, horsehair worm. Amazing creatures. We found a couple of them in the day time and went back at night and found several that were breeding in pools of water that were drying up.

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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dgreenberger

Date

February 13, 2014 08:40 AM PST

Description

Found next to a dead potato bug.

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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texasblonde

Date

October 13, 2013 11:28 AM CDT

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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texasblonde

Date

September 13, 2013 10:03 PM CDT

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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markpyle

Date

August 31, 2013 06:58 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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screws

Date

June 24, 2013

Description

probably impossible to ID, but this is the pile that the stuff goes in when I don't know what it is.

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

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faerthen

Date

June 4, 2013

Description

Will says these things gestate inside grasshoppers and other insects. Scary.

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Horsehair Worms (Phylum Nematomorpha) Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

matt2

Date

May 10, 2013

Description

A strange, worm-like invertebrate observed in a small freshwater pool.

Was abou 40cm in length.

Resembled a long piece of yellow grass or piece of spahgetti.

Upon capture, it did not appear to have a distinct head or front end, although when observed undulating underwater, it was clear that one end was its front.

I have NO idea what this was...blew my mind.

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Description from Wikipedia

Nematomorpha (sometimes called Gordiacea, and commonly known as horsehair worms or Gordian worms) are a phylum of parasitoid animals superficially similar to nematode worms in morphology, hence the name. They range in size in most species from 50 to 100 centimetres (20 to 39 in) long and can reach in extreme cases up to 2 metres, and 1 to 3 millimetres (0.039 to 0.12 in) in diameter. Horsehair worms can be discovered in damp areas such as watering troughs, swimming...

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