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New Guinea flatworm with bee prey by melvynyeo New Guinea flatworm with bee prey by melvynyeo
Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platydem…
Platydemus manokwari, also known as the New Guinea flatworm, is a species of large predatory land flatworm.

Native to New Guinea, it has been accidentally introduced to the soil of many countries, including the US.[3] It was also deliberately introduced into two Pacific islands in an attempt to control an invasion of the Giant East African Snail. It eats a variety of invertebrates including land snails, and has had a significant negative impact on the rare endemic land snail fauna of some Pacific islands.[4] It has become established in a wide variety of habitats.

This flatworm is relatively large, about 40 to 65 mm in length and about 4–7 mm wide. Its body is however quite flat, being less than 2 mm in thickness. Both ends of the animal are pointed, but the head end is more pointed than the tail end.[5] Near the tip of the head end are two eyes.[6] The color of this animal is dark brown on the upper surface, with a lighter central line. The underside is pale grey.[5]

Platydemus manokwari, also known as the New Guinea flatworm, is a flatworm species native to the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. This species of large flatworm preys on land mollusks and has been categorized as one of the 100 worst invasive species. It was discovered in 1962 by De Beauchamp in Queensland, Australia.

The original habitat of Platydemus manokwari is within tropical areas, but it has been found in almost all temperate regions of the world including in agricultural, coastland, and disturbed areas, as well as, natural forests, planted forests, riparian zones, scrub/shrublands, urban areas, and wetlands.[4] However, Platydemus manokwari does not live in urban coastal areas, perhaps due to environmental factors, such as lack of vegetation.[4]
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Ever-Midnight-Song Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow! I did my senior paper on this guy, the New Guinea flatworm. This is crazy invasive and an impressive predator. I've never seen anything about it attacking a bee before! Wow, I don't know what to say. amazing shot!
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PicturesYay Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beedy eyes
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Svorec Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Can't tell what that is
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Nice!
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
How did it manage to catch a bee? What an odd scene.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Dec 11, 2015, 9:02:56 PM
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