Rove beetle, SEM

Rove beetle, SEM

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Caption: Rove beetle. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a rove beetle (Atheta coriaria), showing the antennae (upper right), a compound eye (orange), and the short wing cases (elytra, dark brown). This beetle is found in soil where it preys on other insects, including flies, thrips and gnats. Rove beetles are used as a biological control agent for plant and crop pests.

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