Garden ground beetle, SEM

Garden ground beetle, SEM

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This image is part of the feature Garden Creepies

Credit: POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Garden ground beetle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a garden ground beetle (Notiophilus aquaticus). This beetle has huge protruding eyes (dark brown, centre). It is a fast-running beetle and a voracious hunter. By day it generally hides under stones and logs, emerging at night to hunt small worms, slugs and other insects. Its powerful mouthparts (centre right) are shaped for grabbing and holding its prey. Magnification: x10 at 6x7cm size. x24 at 5x7 inch size.

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Keywords: animal, beetle, frog beetle, garden, garden ground, garden ground beetle, ground beetle, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, notiophilus aquaticus, scanning electron micrograph, type, wildlife, zoology

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