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  • I suspect your climber was an introduced Dendrodrilus rubidus European bark worm which is indeed only epigeic with some inclination to climb trees.

    Why did the earthworm climb the tree?

  • The first to invade are the epigeic species that live in, and therefore consume, the litter layer.


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  • Citation on hypogeic.

    December 5, 2008