No Common Name Bipalium pennsylvanicum Ogren, 1987Non-native  Synonyms: Broadhead Planarian,  Hammerhead Worm.

Status:

Introduced from Asia.

Description:

Compare Bipalium adventitium. Small, about 3 inches long, with three dark dorsal stripes that reach the neck. B. kewense (not yet known to occur in Maryland) is larger, can be as long as your hand, has five dark longitudinal stripes that reach the neck. It shows up in greenhouses, plant nurseries, gardens, etc. (B. Norden, pers. comm.)

Relationships:

Feeds on earthworms.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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A Bipalium pennsylvanicum in Harford Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

A Bipalium pennsylvanicum in Harford Co., Maryland (10/9/2017). This individual represents a new family for MBP. Verified by Rob Aguilar/SERC. Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

A Bipalium pennsylvanicum in Harford Co., Maryland (10/9/2017). This individual represents a new family for MBP. Verified by Rob Aguilar/SERC. Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)

A Bipalium pennsylvanicum in Harford Co., Maryland (10/9/2017). This individual represents a new family for MBP. Verified by Rob Aguilar/SERC. Photo by Mary Sweet. (MBP list)


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