Story: Earthworms



The Hirudinea class of worms are predaceous (bloodsucking) leeches. This is the front end of a leech, showing the proboscis (feeding and sucking tube) and front body segments.

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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - What are earthworms?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008