Flies That Burrow in Animals?

Answer There are thousands of species from the order Diptera that have been given the common name 'flies.' Members of this order have a complex life cycle made up of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adul... Read More »

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Do earthworms burrow when they are being threatened?

When earthworms sense a predator, they retreat into their burrows in an effort to hide. Sometimes they even stick out their setae, or tiny, bristly hairs, to anchor themselves in the dirt.Reference... Read More »

Can lice burrow in the scalp?

Hair lice do not burrow into your scalp; they live on the surface of the skin around the roots of your hair. However, burrowing lice, also known as scabies, can in rare instances infect your scalp ... Read More »

What is the fossil of a footprint or a burrow called?

A trace fossil is a fossil of a footprint or other nonbody remains of an animal; a burrow is a type of trace fossil. Trace fossils can provide important details of how an extinct animal moved, ate,... Read More »

Why Are Female Fruit Flies Bigger Than Male Fruit Flies?

Fruit flies, or drosophila melanogaster, are tiny insects that are often used for scientific research. The name fruit fly came about because the insects are often found surrounding rotting fruit or... Read More »