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Only could find the Order - Arhynchobdeccia A leach. I never was thinking of leeches when I spend a day in a very wet rainforest area. I got home to find me bleeding from both legs( ankle area) But it was worth it to find a leech which I think is beautiful.<br />
Not much info and only found Australian land leech in the order Arhynchobdeccia. Lucky my wife wasn&rsquo;t home to see my socks. Australia,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Only could find the Order - Arhynchobdeccia

A leach. I never was thinking of leeches when I spend a day in a very wet rainforest area. I got home to find me bleeding from both legs( ankle area) But it was worth it to find a leech which I think is beautiful.
Not much info and only found Australian land leech in the order Arhynchobdeccia. Lucky my wife wasn’t home to see my socks.

    comments (4)

  1. Hi Ernst - beautiful creature and on its natural habitat too! :o) Cheers, Arp Posted 2 months ago
  2. Hah, not even feeling that you're bleeding truly is their main skill. Never seen such a colorful one, great find! Posted 2 months ago
  3. It's so pretty for a leech! Could it be Chtonobdella sp.?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ogcodes/408282430

    One of the last images on this page: https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:da5c0009-21c6-47f6-ac5c-45ba52494e4e#gallery
    Posted 2 months ago
  4. Nice leech AND backdrop Ernst.
    Were you near Wollemi or Barrington Tops or further north?
    Posted 2 months ago

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Uploaded Mar 6, 2020. Captured Mar 5, 2020 20:36 in Gloucester Tops NSW 2422, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/32s
  • ISO800
  • 135mm