Canadian Worm

Aporrectodea tuberculata (Eisen) (Lumbricidae)

 

  • 90-150 x 4-8 mm
  • 146-194 segments
  • Palaearctic origin
  • Sexual reproduction; copulates below ground
  • Aestivation and hibernation are climatically imposed
  • Not pigmented, mainly endogeic habit
  • Much soil ingested; also organic matter, including plant material
  • Casting at the soil surface
  • A common earthworm in Central Valley orchards