European spruce bark beetle,SEM

European spruce bark beetle,SEM

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Caption: European spruce bark beetle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of adult European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) walking over a piece of wood. The mandibles, at the base of the head, are extremely sharp and strong and used to bore through tree bark. On either side of the head are the compound eyes, coloured yellow. The head and body are covered with hair-like structures, tactile sensilla, (sense organs). Inseminated female bark beetles bore into tree bark and gnaw out a passage in which eggs are laid. After hatching the larvae chew out tunnels for themselves in the nutritious living region of inner bark. They can be serious woodland pests. Magnification: x14 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: animal, bark, bark beetle, beetle, dutch elm disease, european spruce bark beetle, fauna, hair, head, head of, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, ips typographus, mandible, nature, scanning electron micrograph, scolitidae, sensillum, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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