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Leeches leeches everywhere

Leeches are not uncommon encounters in the field.  Chile has both parasitic and non-parasitic terrestrial leeches.  One of the parasitic species is seen below feeding on a human.  One of the non-parasitic species (Americobdella valdiviana) is depicted below…this species eats earthworms.  They grow to nearly .3 meters in length (~ a foot in length).

Parasitic leech feeding on human leg, Coñaripe, Los Lagos, Chile, November 2014, No2, LR-M IMG_2966[1] IMG_2972[1]

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