The body and eyes of stonefly larvae are protected from sediment particles by a coating of dense hairs and bristles.

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“In burrowing insect species, a dense cover of bristles and hairs helps to keep the sediment particles away from the body and in the stonefly Capnopsis schiller even the eyes are covered (Fig. 5.6).” (Giller and Malmqvist 1998:115)

Book
The Biology of Streams and Rivers (Biology of Habitats Series)Oxford University Press, USAFebruary 18, 1999
Paul S. Giller

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Living System/s

Organism
Small Winter StoneflyCapniidaeFamily

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