Mealworm beetles mating

Mealworm beetles mating

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Caption: Mealworm beetles mating. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of yellow mealworm beetles (Tenebrio molitor) mating. The female (lower frame) lays around 275 eggs in spring, which start hatching four days later. Yellow mealworms are pests, especially of stored cereals. Magnification: x4 at 6x7cm size.

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