How to identify: the Blue-grey worm

Blue-grey wormScientific name
Octolasion cyaneum

Habitat
Found in pasture and arable land, gardens and woodlands. Lives in the topsoil.

Diet
Eats soil

Size
Typical size of adult is 10cm

Characteristics

  • The body from the first segment to the saddle is partly or entirely pale in colour
  • Can vary from faint blue-grey to a pale rosy pink colour
  • Distinct yellow tail (last four or five segments)
  • May have a lilac blue line on the upper surface

 

 

 

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