A new invasive species, known as the “crazy snake worm” or “Asian jumping worm,” has been unearthed for the first time in Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the worm, Amynthas agresitis, was found in Clackamas and Josephine counties in 2016.
The significant distance between the two discoveries likely indicates the species is probably found elsewhere in Oregon as well, said Clint Burfitt, manager of ODA’s insect pest prevention and management program.
Residential landowners turned the worms over to officials from ODA and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife after noticing its vigorous flipping.
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