Hoverfly larva

Hoverfly larva

Z340/0557 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 8.2MB

Downloadable file size: 356.3KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Garden Enemies, Garden Friends


Caption: Hoverfly larva. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a larva of the hoverfly (subfamily Syrphinae). Members of this subfamily are known as the aphid-eaters. The larvae are ferocious carnivores that feed on aphids (family Aphididae), a common pest of flower, vegetable and fruit crops. As such hoverflies are used for biological pest control by organic farmers. Magnification: x32 at 6x7cm size.

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

Keywords: animal, aphid-eating, biological control, carnivore, carnivorous, coloured, hover-fly, hoverfly, immature, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, juvenile stage, larva, life cycle, nature, preadult, scanning electron micrograph, sem, syrphinae, syrphindae, wildlife, zoology

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