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    I meant to take a picture. This is the 2nd I've seen in 2weeks .
    not come across it before . Can only describe it as above?

    What it is ?
    Northern England.

  • #2
    There are native flatworms which are good to have but also some invasive ones which aren’t .

    You really do need to take a photo if you can

    This may help with your ID if you have a good photographic memory?
    https://www.record-lrc.co.uk/Downloa...nd%20flatworms[16012014].pdf

    The link doesn’t seem to work sorry.


    Last edited by Nicos; 30-05-2021, 08:34 PM.
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

    Location....Normandy France

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    • #3
      If you can’t open the link then goooogle ... hugh d jones flatworm uk

      then look for the link of uk flatworms.

      It’s got a lot of detail and photos.
      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

      Location....Normandy France

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      • #4
        Thanks Nicos. I've never seen them before . Been here 15yrs and not come across one. I shall be hunting now .
        First I will look up types. Thanks.
        Northern England.

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        • #5
          Rary used to have terrible trouble with flatworms. They eat earthworms, among other creatures. Here are some pictures. Hope this link works.

          https://cdn.buglife.org.uk/2019/07/U...complete_0.pdf

          If you search for flatworm posts by Rary, you might come up with some information.
          Last edited by Snoop Puss; 31-05-2021, 07:12 AM.
          Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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          • #6
            Went back to where I saw yesterday's. Was still there.
            Northern England.

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            • #7
              Not seen anything like that here. Looks gross.
              Last edited by Snoop Puss; 31-05-2021, 11:08 AM.
              Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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              • #8
                Me either. Yuck.

                Dead now.
                Lay the other out in the sun. Crispy dead now.
                Northern England.

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                • #9
                  If you have New Zealand Flat worms your garden worm population will be diminished .

                  Flatworms lay alongside a garden worm and basically absorb it. Horrible things!
                  My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                  to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                  Diversify & prosper


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                  • #10
                    I've always had loads of worms too.
                    Hoping there isn't many .
                    Northern England.

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                    • #11
                      That colouration does indeed look rather like a New Zealand flatworm (rather than some other, native type of flatworm).
                      New Zealand flatworms should be killed on sight, although admittedly chances are you will never rid yourself of them entirely that way.

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                      • #12
                        I will be killing them immediately
                        Northern England.

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                        • #13
                          I would have guessed at NZ flatworm from your photo but didn’t like to say as I wasn’t sure.

                          Where about safe you in the ‘wet and windy North’?

                          I understand they are heading south from Scotland.
                          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                          Location....Normandy France

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                          • #14
                            English side of Scottish border
                            Northern England.

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                            • #15
                              Might be worth alerting neighbours to the problem, as they're likely to have them too. Really sorry, CG. They were the bane of Rary's garden, which looked lovely and was very productive nevertheless.
                              Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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