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    • Nematomorpha
  • English
    • Horsehair Worms
    • Gordian worms
  • Spanish
    • Gusanos de pelo de caballo

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

nelruzam

Date

April 29, 2015 09:21 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

annikaml

Date

February 14, 2015 08:08 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I happened to accidentally step on a beetle while looking for moths and felt really bad. Then this Horsehair Worm started emerging from the beetle so I guess it was doomed already.

Short video here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/68576151@N08/16345626378/in/photostream/

If there is any way to narrow down the ID I would appreciate the help.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

th0th

Date

February 14, 2015

Description

Found in a river gravel pool. Cuticular areoles absent, bilobed posterior of male with a transverse crescent just anterior of cloaca.

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms (Nematomorpha) Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

February 9, 2015 04:30 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

tonyg

Date

January 3, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

iandickie

Date

December 16, 2014 07:00 PM NZDT

Description

Swimming in garden pond

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

August 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

johnb-nz

Date

October 8, 2014

Description

Found in Goldfish pond, length approx. 200mm.

Photos / Sounds

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What

gordian worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 2, 2012 04:02 PM NZST

Description

these internal parasites of the likes of weta and spiders cause their worm-filled hosts to stagger towards water. We found this worm in a kick sample of the stream.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kueda

Date

September 23, 2014 09:39 AM EDT

Description

Horrifyingly firm.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

September 19, 2014 09:57 AM IST

Description

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 21st September 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

Photos / Sounds

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What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

lgordon

Date

May 8, 2011

Description

@9am horsehair worm caught near toad/frog tadpoles

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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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