False-colour SEM of a Mediterranean fruit fly

False-colour SEM of a Mediterranean fruit fly

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Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), female. Note compound eyes, tinted green. The fly is of great agricultural importance, damaging fruit crops in California, Hawaii & other parts of the world. They lay their eggs in fruit which the larvae subsequently eat & destroy. Magnification: X 13 at 35mm size, X 26 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: animal, ceratitis capitata, compound eyes, false-coloured, fruit fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, medfly, mediterranean fruit fly, nature, sem, wildlife, zoology

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