Story: Earthworms

Megascolecid worm

Megascolecid worm

Megascolecid worms are native worms found in forest soils. Some species live in leaf litter, others burrow in the topsoil and forage on litter, and some live in the subsoil and eat soil and dead roots.

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Soil Bugs – An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Soil Invertebrates
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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - Earthworms in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008