These things are SO COOL!! Not only have they changed very little since they first appeared about 500 million years ago, but they
have a great way of capturing their prey- they squirt it with sticky threads like spiderman and then move in for the kill. They are
thought to share similarities with Annelid worms and Arthropods, but are in a Phylum of their own, the Onychophora. Most are
very small, only one or two centimetres long, and live amongst leaf litter in rainforests. This was one of two found beneath a log in wet forest, and is about 25 mm long.
For more information about Velvet worms see this link to Bob Mesibov's work at: