Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home Page Clicking here will take you to the Critter Corner Section Clicking here will take you to the Nature Notes Section Clicking here will take you to the Our Earth Section Clicking here will take you to the Cool Stuff Section Clicking here will take you to the Get a Job Section
Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home Page
.

Wonderful Wacky Water Critters

Soldier Fly

Soldier Fly Larva

It is ALIVE! The soldier fly larva may look dead but it eats, breathes, grows and moves (although rarely). Talk about the ultimate couch potato. You don't have to move much when you eat tiny plants floating right past your mouth. The tuft of bristles on its back end is where it breathes. What do you think would happen if oil was spilled on the pond? Would it cover the soldier fly's breathing disc?

Back to Tentacles, Brushes, or Tails



. Click here to go to the top of the page
Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home PageClicking here will take you to the DNR Home Page
Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home PageClicking here will take you to the Critter Corner SectionClicking here will take you to
the Nature Notes SectionClicking here will take you to
the Our Earth SectionClicking here will take you to
the Cool Stuff SectionClicking here will take you to
the Get a Job Section