Microscolex dubius

Microscolex dubius (Fletcher) (Megascolecidae)

 

  • Origin in southern South America
  • 35-90 x 2-5 mm
  • Endogeic, detritivorous
  • Parthenogenetic
  • Found in warm climates
  • Found in both clayey and sandy soils
  • Collected from almond orchards in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Small individuals appear to be associated as commensals in middens of Lumbricus terrestris