Brandling Worm - Eisenia fetida
Brandling Worms are smaller in size than earthworms and are banded in appearance. It produces an unpleasant-smelling yellow fluid when handled.
They like living in compost heaps.
All year round
These worms feed on rich decaying matter, especially in compost heaps.
Often abundant in suitable places but poorly recorded.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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