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Found in leafmould
« on: April 14, 2024, 02:18:34 PM »
Can anyone identify the attached pic please? JohnnyD
John Dower, Frodsham, Cheshire.

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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 02:45:39 PM »
It seems it is Henia vesuviana - so I am not much wiser ::) JohnnyD
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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2024, 05:39:05 PM »
Nor I!!  Looks vaguely familiar - but searching its name suggests it is a mainland European species .... so that's another puzzle!

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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 09:19:34 AM »
I have read it is in the area of Greater London and in coastal areas fairly frequent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henia_vesuviana
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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2024, 09:34:41 AM »
Frodsham is a fair distance from either London or the sea. Unless of course it swam up the Mersey and across Frodsham marshes.

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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2024, 12:42:08 PM »
Or was introduced with compost?

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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2024, 12:49:48 PM »
Or was introduced with compost?

Australian flatworm Australoplana sanguinea came to my garden in potted plant(s) from a nursery, possibly in imported stock.
They established for a decade or so, but now seem to have died out again fortunately.
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Re: Found in leafmould
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2024, 05:57:59 PM »
Or was introduced with compost?
  Yes, much more likely to have come into the garden via a plant pot.  It's how we got what we called the New Zealand Flatworm and various other pests, animal and plant based   :-\ :'(    We no longer have the flatworm, thankfully.

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