Aphid in flight

Aphid in flight

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Caption: Aphid in flight. Computer manipulated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a flying aphid (family Aphididae). This insect is a major agricultural pest, feeding on plant sap. It uses its sharp mouthpiece to pierce plant tissues, sometimes also acting as a vector for disease.

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Keywords: animal, aphid, biological, biology, coloured, computer manipulation, entomology, false-colour, false-coloured, fauna, flying, greenfly, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, jointed legs, manipulated, nature, one, pest, scanning electron micrograph, sem, single, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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