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Do earthworms turn into lightning bugs?

February 24, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

That earthworms turn into lightning bugs or fireflies is a common myth in some sections of the United States. No doubt this curious belief arose from the fact that the lightning bug or firefly is a species of beetle that passes through a larva stage. Adults, larvae and eggs are all luminous. observation of the …

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If an earthworm is cut in two will the parts survive?

February 23, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

The power of earthworms to regenerate missing parts, though remarkable, is often exaggerated. For instance, it is repeatedly stated that a tail may grow a new head and a head may grow a new tail. That statement is only partially true. If an angleworm is cut in two near the middle the front half will …

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