Horse fly, SEM

Horse fly, SEM

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Caption: Horse fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a horse fly (Tabanus sp.), seen in profile. One of its large compound eyes is clearly seen here. The male horse fly feeds on nectar, but the female feeds on blood, inflicting a painful bite on horses, humans and other large mammals. Magnification: x23 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: animal, blood sucker, blood-sucking, coloured, compound, eye, fly, head, horse, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, parasite, parasitic, profile, scanning electron micrograph, sem, side view, tabanus sp., wildlife, zoology

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