orange worm


I have an allotment garden in High Park. The soil is mostly clay with organic matter added over the years.
In the clay areas I regularly come across this worm when digging the soil. It is about 1” in length and 1/8th ” in diameter with a shell-like skin. I have never been able to identify it I wonder if you can. Thanks


Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners. We are not entomologists, however it is possible that the worm in question could be the invasive jumping worm. One of our earlier posts gives detailed information on what to do about these invaders.

Strange Looking Worms, Invasive Jumping Worms?

The Halton master Gardeners also have an excellent article: Invasive Jumping Worm