A strange “snake worm” has puzzled scientists for more than a decade, and now they know what it is

A strange “snake worm” has puzzled scientists for more than a decade, and now they know what it is

Researchers have solved the mystery of the “snake worm” in Alaska after discovering a new species of fungus-eating fly whose young clump together and slither like a long gray snake.

The caecilian mystery began more than 16 years ago in the summer of 2007, when Esther resident Maggie Billington spotted thousands of tiny, worm-like larvae crawling across the road in a long line.

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