The foreign invaders decimating North’s worm population

Irish Times | May 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM
  • To learn that mice, cats and frogs find foreign flatworms too distasteful to eat confirms a general disparagement of the creatures.
  • The flatworms’ predatory appetite sparked concern when, in the 1960s, the first New Zealand species was found in a Belfast garden, most probably arriving in the soil of imported plants.
  • In the UK, flatworms in imported pot plants engage the vigorous campaigners of the NGO Buglife.