Garden ground beetle, SEM

Garden ground beetle, SEM

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Caption: Garden ground beetle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a garden ground beetle (Notiophilus aquaticus). This beetle has huge protruding eyes (dark brown, upper left and right). 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 (upper centre) are shaped for grabbing and holding its prey. Magnification: x16 at 5x7cm size. x40 at 5x7 inch size.

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

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