Newzealandia graffii

Geoplanidae  : Coenoplaninae

Another native species, of a group best called "leafies" (= leaf-like flatworms) on account of their shape and autumnal colours. It is greenish-chocolate to dark brown with many iridescent spots. The venter has two broad brownish stripes, a pale midline and sides and also fine, almost iridescent, pale spots. This species is widespread in urban gardens, pasture and horticultural and garden centres. Its original habitat is now unknown for it is so widespread.

Text updated: 11/06/2006