Submitted by AJ Cann on Sat, 20/11/2021 - 13:32
Australoplana sanguinea

Eagle-eyed NatureSpot user records the first occurrence of a new antipodean flatworm. More...

Australoplana sanguinea was first first reported in the UK in 1981. This Australian flatworm is distinctive in appearance and because of its smaller size and relative rarity (to date), it appears to be less of a threat to native earthworm populations then the voracious New Zealand flatworm (Arthurdendyus triangulatus). Nevertheless, it is important that we learn as much as we can about these horticultural invaders, so please check your gardens!