Crazy Snake Worm (jumping worm) (Amynthas spp.) on Oct 29, 2021
Submitter has sample
Description of specimen
Iridescent large worm that flips and wriggles like crazy when touched. They pop out of the ground when I rake on certain days and times. I am not sure why sometimes they don’t jump out of the dirt?
Due to the difficulty in removing worms once established, the focus is on preventing the spread once they are established in an area. See the Jumping Worms fact sheet for Homeowners from the Jumping Worm Outreach, Research, & Management Working Group for tips.