Flower bug, SEM

Flower bug, SEM

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This image is part of the feature Garden Enemies, Garden Friends

Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Flower bug. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a flower bug (Anthocoris sp.), showing its compound eyes (centre right), antennae (upper left) and forelegs (bottom). This small predator feeds on aphids, red spider mites and other insects. It is capable of stinging and biting humans.

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