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  • Scientific Names
    • Nematomorpha
  • English
    • Horsehair Worms
    • Gordian worms
  • Spanish
    • Gusanos de pelo de caballo
  • German
    • Saitenwürmer
  • Japanese
    • 類線形動物門

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Recent observations

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

kate_curtis

Date

April 21, 2016

Description

Cave weta found in pitfall trap in Dan's Creek forest

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

April 16, 2016 01:44 PM PDT

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

April 16, 2016 09:22 AM PDT

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

catchang

Date

April 10, 2016 10:32 AM PDT

Place

oakland ca (Google, OSM)

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

bluelmo55

Date

April 5, 2016

Description

Knotted Horsehair Worm

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Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

pete_woods

Date

April 5, 2016 03:34 PM EDT

Description

F16WOO03

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

carlacorazza

Date

March 28, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Nella foto, in secondo piano, dietro Planorbarius corneus

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

th92105

Date

March 24, 2016 04:28 PM MDT

Description

These very white worms were under a rock, thin like string, and flailed around quite a bit when exposed.

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

pinemountain

Date

March 15, 2016

Description

Seen few of these around our property but have never had a camera with me at the time. Very long and skinny. Anyone have a better idea as to the species?

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

January 27, 2016 04:50 PM EST

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Observer

pintail

Date

June 19, 2011

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pintail

Date

December 25, 2010
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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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