Need help identifying a worm...

S & L nospamcampbell at
Fri Mar 26 07:24:32 EST 1999

Hi, can you direct me to someone who may help me identify a worm that I
found today...

I have searched for hours to identify a worm that I found today in Richmond
NSW. It was about 25cm long, 3 or 4 mm diam., caramel coloured with a faint
brown (longitudinal)stripe, sticky to touch and with a peculiar shaped head,
sort of like a hammerhead only rounded across the front instead of flat
(cream in colour). Somebody told me this was a shovel headed worm and
someone else told me this was the same worm which is causing problems at the
SCG... I think they're having a go at me!
I'd like a confirmation on name etc and a pic if possible, any help at all
would be great as I'd like to learn more about it. Even directions to a worm
identification site would be good?
I let the worm go on it's way and :. can't provide any more in the way of my
own pics etc.
Please help. Thanks, Steve. PS Pls post to campbell at

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