Search Results for “”

Glossy Black Worms Found by the Hundreds May Be New Guinea Flatworms

"I found hundreds of these worms on my covered walkway," says this reader about the glossy creatures seen in the photographs below. The "specimens" are about 5-6cm (approximately 2 inches) long, "very dark brown to black", have "no obvious mouth parts at the moving end" and "seem to survive fine in water." Continue reading [...]

Shiny Slime Found by Dead Hammerhead Worms is Indeed a Secretion

"I found a dead, black hammerhead worm in a shiny, clear substance in my garage. Does this worm secrete this substance?" asks this reader in her query. The photo she sent us displays a long, thin worm lying in a pool of the aforementioned shiny substance. Continue reading [...]

Creepy, Glossy Black Worm is Likely a New Guinea Flatworm

"Can you identify this creepy thing? Thanks!!!" is all this reader writes in his submission to us. The "creepy thing" he is referring to is the long, black worm pictured below, with bulbous bulges protruding from the length of its body. Continue reading [...]

Long Black Worm Found Wrapped Around the Leg of a Dog is a Hammerhead Flatworm

"My neighbor found this worm attached to her dog, wrapped around its leg," says this reader about the creature displayed below. The worm is very long, black in color (with a gray underside), and appears to be a flattened, rather than tubular, shape. Continue reading [...]

Two Hammerhead Flatworms Discovered on Patio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Two hammerhead worms were found on this reader's patio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee within the span of two years. The first one is very long and black in color, while the second one is shorter, with a beige-brown body. Continue reading [...]

Flat, Black Worm Found in Toilet is a New Guinea Flatworm

Finding this creature in his toilet caused this Floridian to "freak out a bit." The creature in question appears to be a dark brown/black on its topside, and has a lighter, grayish underside. He asked his "biologist friend" to take a look at it, who said it looked like a New Guinea flatworm. Continue reading [...]
Menu / Search

All About Worms