Friday, November 18, 2011

Case of the Week 185

The following was worm was seen emerging from a cricket:

Here are photos of the worm itself:

Many thanks to Jason Pelletier who took the first photograph and Heidi Pierce who shared this cool case with me!


Kathy said...

horsehair worm

MicrobeMan said...

Horsehair worm indeed. Also known as the Gordian worm, Paragordius tricuspidatus. Here's a link to a cool video of one emerging from a cricket and heading off to find a mate:

Parasite spy said...

Horsehair worm-Cricket parasite