Freaky Friday – Another Bipalium Kwense

Or what I have named in the past… A “Butt Ugly” worm

Butt Ugly Pays Another Visit

So I keep getting visited by “Butt Ugly“.

This morning I went outside to check things out and I looked on the ground and saw this.

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Upon closer review… it turns out that it was one of my “Butt Ugly” friends a Bipalium Kwense.

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This buggah was about 14 inches long.

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And of course… it had it’s unique looking flat head – shovel looking head.

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Just a reminder, former Tribune Herald reporter Dave Smith had the following to say about these worms:

Dave Smith, on April 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm Said:

FYI, I believe these can also be carriers of the rat lungworm parasite, altho I’m not sure how much they frequent lettuce or other garden items.

“Butt Ugly” Grew 4 Inches on Me!

In December I blogged about an 8 inch “Butt Ugly” worm.


Well I think the Bipalium Kewense grew on me!  I just found this one outside that is almost a foot long!

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I know these buggahs are harmless… but they sure are friggin gross little worms… or in this case big!  I have to wonder what type of germs they carry with the recent Rat Lungworm problems we have been having in Puna.