Found in a small stream while hiking at camp Oty'Okwa. (NOTE: This was found in camp Oty'Okwa, not at the location listed)
About 22 cm long.
This was apparently pulled up with a rake in an aquatic vegetation sample.
Seen on my back porch
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...