Glacier flees are the only known species to live inside glaciers throughout the whole year. To protect themselves from melting water glacier flies can protect their bodies with an oily substance. During floods this creates air bubbles in which the fleas can survive.
Life expectancy: 3 years Size: 0.25 cm Weight: 0.003 g Habitat (maximum height): 6300 m Group size: 10000 Young per litter / clutch: 20 Group: Insekten
Save half a square meter of unspoiled nature with every quartet game
Nature can only remain beautiful when we grant it sufficient space. That's why for every sold quartet game we make a little donation to the regional federation of bird protection in Bavaria
(Landesverband für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V., LBV) to protect half a square meter of unspoiled nature.
The LBV does not only protect the biosphere. It also runs an eagle hut in Bad Hindelang,
one of the best spots to be informed about and to observe golden eagles, which is only one of there many environmental projects.
The Glacier flea on our poster of the Alpine animals
Glacier flea and 31 other Alpine animals on one poster - from A as in Alpine cough to Y as in yellow-bellied toad. Only available in German.