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Few parasitic worms that live inside their hosts have eyespots or pigmentation. However, many in the free living stages (outside of the host) in the life cycle do. Why might this be an advantage for the organism?
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Eyespots usually act as a form of mimicry. The eyespots function as a form of distraction to predators especially so as to divert attention from a vulnerable body part. This is why parasitic worms outside the host have the eyespots more than the ones inside the host.
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Aug 10th, 2015
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