Small Cabbage White
Chrysalis, posterior
Adelaide Hills
Giant Centipede
Giant Mt Lofty Earthworm (Gemascolex cf stirlingi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Segmented Worms (Annelida) - Earthworms (Oligochaeta)
Order: Earthworm (Crassiclitellata)
Family: Giant Worm (Megascolecidae)
Species: Giant Mt Lofty Earthworm (Gemascolex cf stirlingi)
This Photo:     Size Perspective

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Our id here is based on location and size of worm.
There's a whole science based on identifying worms, much of which involves dissection.
We noticed these in Lobethal in heavy rain periods. They came up onto the concrete verandah as when the soil gets too sodden they can drown.

Copyright © 2004-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Sep-2004
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.