Eye of a dead fly, SEM

Eye of a dead fly, SEM

Z340/0728 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 18.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Splat - Bugs On Windscreens


Caption: Eye of a dead fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the eye of an unidentified fly (order Diptera) that has been killed by impact with a car headlamp. Examination of dead insects collected from cars have provided evidence during forensic investigations of crime scenes, a field known as forensic entomology. Recent insect population surveys have involved drivers counting the number of dead insects found on their licence plates. It is thought that in recent years, insect numbers have declined owing to changes in agricultural practices. Lower insect numbers affect birds and other wildlife that rely on insects for food. Magnification unknown.

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

Keywords: animal, biological, biology, car, coloured, compound eye, crime research, crushed, dead, dead fly, death, diptera, entomology, eye, fauna, fly, fly trap, forensic entomology, forensics, headlamp, headlight, impact, insect, insect population, insect survey, insect trap, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, killed, nature, one, scanning electron micrograph, scene, sem, single, splat, squashed, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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