This Deadly Creature Has Been Spotted In The U.S., And They’re A Serious Threat.


Platydemus manokwari, also known as the New Guinea flatworm, is a predatory land flatworm native to (you guessed it) New Guinea. While having deliberately been introduced to two Pacific islands to try and control the Giant East African Snail population, it has also been accidentally introduced to many countries, including the United States.

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The Flatworm is dark brown/black in color, with a thin, orange stripe running down the middle of their backs. It is relatively large, about 40-65 mm in length, but quite flat, being less than 2mm in thickness.

Continue reading on the Next Page and find out how it arrived to the U.S.

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