Vine weevil, SEM

Vine weevil, SEM

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Caption: Weevil. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus). This weevil is a pest that attacks woody and herbaceous plants, such as rhododendrons and strawberries. All the adults are female, and reproduce by parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). Its feet comprise a pair of hairy pads, used for walking on smooth surfaces, and a pair of claws, used for walking on rough surfaces. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: adhesive, animal, beetle, black, coloured, horizontal, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, jointed legs, leaf, nature, otiorhynchus sulcatus, scanning electron micrograph, sem, sticky, vine weevil, wildlife, zoology

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