Fly glandular organ, SEM

Fly glandular organ, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fly glandular organ. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a glandular organ on a March fly (family Bibionidae). This organ is found on the rear of the fly and combines aspects of a sex gland, secreting substances to attract other flies and aid reproduction.

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Keywords: animal, attraction, bibionidae, biological, biology, coloured, diptera, entomology, false-colour, false-coloured, fauna, fly, gland, glandular, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, march fly, nature, reproduction, reproductive, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, scent, sem, sexual, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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