Stalk-eyed fly, SEM
Stalk-eyed fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a stalk-eyed fly (family Diopsidae). Stalk-eyed flies are mostly tropical insects, with one species being found in North America. The length of the stalks that their eyes are on varies and can be as long as their bodies. Although having their eyes on stalks allows a greater range of vision, it also poses an aerodynamic handicap. Magnification: x40 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) feeding on Golden apple (Lilium carniolicum) pollen
Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) feeding on Golden apple (Lilium carniolicum) pollen, transfers pollen on body to other flowers. In high grassland, Mount Vournos, northern Greece.
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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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