Stable fly foot, SEM

Stable fly foot, SEM

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Caption: Stable fly foot. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a hairy adhesive pad, or pulvillus, on the foot of a stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans). These hairy pads allow the fly to cling to smooth surfaces. This fly feeds on the blood of mammals and is a significant pest of livestock. For the whole foot, see image number Z340/0886. Magnification: x3330 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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