Body bristles of a whitefly, SEM

Body bristles of a whitefly, SEM

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Credit: MARTIN OEGGERLI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Body bristles (blue) of a whitefly (family Aleyrodidae), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The whitefly is a flying hemipteran insect that feeds on the underside of plants. These bristles are made of a material called chitin, and in many insects they serve a sensory function.

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Keywords: aleyrodidae, animal, biological, biology, bristle, bristles, carapace, chitin, coloured, entomological, entomology, exoskeleton, false-color, false-colored, false-coloured, fauna, hemiptera, hemipteran, insect, insect hair, nature, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, senses, sensory, setum, surface, thorax, whitefly, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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