Widespread and found in most habitats. Can be locally abundant. Lives in the topsoil.
Typical size of adult is 5cm
- 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)