Move Over Murder Hornets...Invasive "Jumping Worms" Spotted in the Midwest

If you thought the 2020 addition of murder hornets was weird, 2021 is bringing us "invasive jumping worms".

A species known as Amynthas spp, or "jumping worms", are hopping their way across the country with several being spotted in Midwestern states including Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin.

The worms are an invasive species that can crowd out other worms and insects and can damage plant roots and soil.

Adult jumping worms are 4 to 8 inches long, can move quickly and wiggle around wildly if you hold them.

Experts recommend that if you find one, you should kill it and throw it out in a sealed plastic bag.

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