Earthworms have reddish, legless, cylindrical bodies with about 150 segments and both male and female organs. Most earthworm species have some ability to regenerate lost body segments.
Spends most of its time burrowing and feeding underground. Ventures to the surface after heavy rains. After mating, a ring-shaped cocoon forms around the front part of the worm, which eventually slips off and develops into a new earthworm.
Earthworms feed on decaying vegetation. They benefit the soil by aerating it and by breaking down organic matter into nutrients.
Moist soil with vegetation, including grasslands, woodlands, and urban gardens.