Fly's proboscis, SEM

Fly's proboscis, SEM

Z340/0533 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.2MB

Downloadable file size: 10.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fly's proboscis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tip of the proboscis (snout) of an unidentified fly (order Diptera). Flies possess mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking. Most feed on plant juices or suck the blood of mammals. The tip of the proboscis in some flies has two spongy labella (seen here), used for soaking up liquids. Magnification: x63 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, animal, coloured, diptera, dipteran, feeding structure, fly, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, labella, labellum, lobe, lobes, mop, mouth, mouthpart, mouthparts, nature, proboscis, scanning electron micrograph, sem, snout, sponge, spongy, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.