Common earthworm

Common earthworm

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Credit: COLIN VARNDELL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Common earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris). This is an annelid worm that inhabits soil, feeding on organic material. Earthworms are highly beneficial as their movement aerates the soil, while their feeding and excretion recycle nutrients and minerals. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in November.

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