Head of a honey bee, SEM
Head of a honey bee (Apis mellifera), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The compound eyes (one seen) are either side of the antennae. Below these is the bee's mouthparts, including its proboscis (light brown, lower left). Bees use their proboscis to collect nectar from a wide range of flowering plants, bringing it back to their hive to store it and form honey. The honey is used as food by bee larva, and is also collected by beekeepers for human consumption. Magnification: x25 when printed at 10 centimetres tall.
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Fly head, colored scanning electron micrograph
Fly head, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Close-up of the head of a fly, showing its short antennae (upper centre), which are seen between its compound eyes (brown). Magnification: x80 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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Mosquito Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM): Magnification x90 (if print A4 size: 29.7 cm wide) - Portrait of the malarial mosquito showing the antenae and palps, used to sense odours and carbon dioxide emeited by the host animal. This is targetted for a blood meal extracted by the stylet, concealed in the proboscis sheath. (Anopheles sp.) Date:
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