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Welcome to the Earthworm images website.


Here you will find a collection of photos of various species of earthworm native to the UK.

This website is not intended to be a photographic identification guide.


Those interested in earthworm identification are encouraged to use a recognised key to determine the specific identity of their specimen.

The photos on these pages could then be used to double-check the ID.


The photographs were taken using a USB microscope and are of variable quality. The labels which appear on some of the images refer to that specimen only, they are not intended as a general description of the species.


I hope the pictures are of interest. If you wish to use the images for your own purposes, please contact me. My email address is

The site is very much a work in progress and I will be adding more photos of each species.

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