How to identify: the Rosy-tipped worm

Rosy-tipped wormScientific name
Aporrectodea rosea

Habitat
Widespread and found in most habitats. Can be locally abundant. Lives in the topsoil.

Diet
Eats soil

Size
Typical size of adult is 5cm

Characteristics

  • The body from first segment to the saddle is entirely or partly pale in colour
  • Rosy pink or pale pink head (up to the male pores)
  • Saddle usually orange
  • Often has two or more whitish raised pads before the male pores (see earthworm key for image)

 

 

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