Land Planarian (Family Geoplanidae)
CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Land Planarian (Family Geoplanidae)
Correction 12/17/18: I initially misidentified this as Hammerhead Flatworm (Bipalium kewense). Jean-Lou Justine, an expert from France noted the following on Twitter:
“The new photograph is not a Bipalium… some Geoplanidae but not a Bipalium. The 2012 photograph is Bipalium vagum, not Bipalium kewense.”
This one was small, about 1-1/2 inches.
Pleased to see it munching away on what appears to be a Ghost Ant nest so beneficial in my book.
Learn more: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/land_planarians.HTM
My take: https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/its-a-wormits-a-slug-its-a-what/
Photo from 2012 of Mollusc-eating Hammerhead Worm (Bipalium vagum), who is in the same taxonomic family:
From 2012, eating slugs, beetle larvae and millipedes