Brandling Worm - Eisenia fetida


    Brandling Worms are smaller in size than earthworms and are banded in appearance. It produces an unpleasant-smelling yellow fluid when handled.

    Identification difficulty

    They like living in compost heaps.

    When to see it

    All year round

    Life History

    These worms feed on rich decaying matter, especially in compost heaps.

    UK Status

    Often abundant in suitable places but poorly recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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