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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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Observer

pintail

Date

June 19, 2011

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Observer

pintail

Date

December 25, 2010

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

memopob

Date

September 26, 2011

Description

Horsehair worm aka Gordian worm

This parasitic worm preys on grasshoppers visiting water to drink. Trackside puddles had numerous examples awaiting their victims.

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Observer

owenclarkin

Date

July 25, 2015 07:54 PM EDT

Place

Ottawa (Google, OSM)

Description

active worm on leaf in suburban garden on rainy day

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Observer

pintail

Date

October 17, 2010

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Observer

pintail

Date

October 12, 2010

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

tonyg

Date

December 26, 2015

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Observer

pintail

Date

February 28, 2010

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Observer

pintail

Date

April 25, 2009

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Observer

pintail

Date

April 19, 2009

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Observer

pintail

Date

March 18, 2008

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Date

July 6, 2015 07:51 PM MYT

Description

Horsehair worm that came out of a cricket. (Somebody else saw it coming out of the cricket and called me over.) It wriggled around much, even curling into a ring around my finger!

The cricket's observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2485302 .

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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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