Coloured SEM of a crane fly (Tipula maxima)

Coloured SEM of a crane fly (Tipula maxima)

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Credit: POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Crane fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female crane fly (Tipula maxima), or daddy long legs. Its head is at centre left, with a pair of antennae between its compound eyes (orange). Its wings are seen emerging from its humped thorax at upper left and right. Behind these true wings are the crane fly's halteres, club-shaped projections which aid the insect's balance. Magnification: x6 at 6x7cm size. Magnification: x15 at 5x7"size.

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Keywords: animal, compound eye, crane fly, daddy long legs, fly, haltere, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, tipula maxima, wildlife, zoology

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