Tiger leech feeding

Tiger leech feeding

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tiger leech (Haemadipsa picta) feeding on human blood. The leech is attached to the skin at either end via suckers. It sucks blood through a wound in the skin made by toothed jaw plates in its oral sucker (left). Photographed in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

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Keywords: animal, annelid, biological, biology, borneo, carnivorous, danum valley conservation area, fauna, forest, haemadipsa picta, hematophagous, hirudinea, invertebrate, invertebrates, leaf, leech, malaysia, malaysian borneo, nature, predator, predatory, rainforest, sabah, sanguinivore, south-east asia, southeast asia, tiger leech, tropical, waiting, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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