Macrobiotus sp.

Species name : Macrobiotus sp.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau Swerage,

The size of Macrobiotus is about 0.2 – 1.0 mm. The body is covered with a thin chitin film, with spiny bristles, armor plates. There are four pairs of footsteps, with nails at the tip. Macrobiotus have fourth pair of legs with nails at the tip. They usually live in soil. The form that I'm slow in action and walk slowly is similar to a bear, so it's called a bear bug. The tooth needle taken out of the mouth is stuck into food, and it's crowded, and a pharynx, to work, more, I suck at contents. Slowly walking figure resembles a bear so it is called water bears.



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