Moth fly head, SEM

Moth fly head, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moth fly head. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a moth fly or owl midge (Psychoda sp.). Its compound eyes (pink) are seen here. Moth flies are tiny flies that possess hairy wings. The larvae feed on decaying matter, usually in water, and the adults often form huge swarms over the larval breeding sites. Magnification: x140 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: animal, antenna, antennae, coloured, compound, eye, eyes, hair, hairs, hairy, head, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, moth fly, nature, owl midge, psychoda sp., scanning electron micrograph, sem, wildlife, zoology

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