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.). One compound eye (red) is seen, from next to which the hairy antenna project (lower right). Moth flies are tiny (5 millimetre long) flies that have hairy wings and bodies. The adults are often found in bathrooms. Eggs are laid in drains and sewage plants. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, antenna, antennae, coloured, compound, diptera, dipteran, eye, 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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