Story: Earthworms

Leech

Leech

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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15486/leech (accessed 15 August 2018)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008