A long slender worm related to the nematodes, the larvae being parasites of arthropods and the adults living in water or damp soil.
- Phylum Nematomorpha: two classes.
- These are the horsehair worms or Nematomorpha and the Gastrotricha.
- No control is necessary for horsehair worms found outside or inside and they should just be ignored.
- Locomotion of adult horsehair worms is a slow whipping action; males are more active than females.
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