Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Canary Flatworm

... Fletchamia sugdeni

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While straightening some rocks around the garden pond I came across two  Land planarians or Terrestrial flatworms. They are often found in damp areas such as  under rocks or logs.

They are carnivorous and come out at night to feed on a range of small invertebrates including slugs.  There are many Flatworm species and this one seems to be  Fletchamia sugdeni , also known as  Sugden's flatworm or Canary Flatworm. These are the worms you may have heard stories about that can be cut in two and live on as two individual worms. Amazingly, they can even do this voluntarily.

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