SEM of head of diamondback moth

SEM of head of diamondback moth

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Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a Diamondback moth (family: Plutellidae), showing one of its compound eyes (centre) and its segmented antennae (top right). The Diamondback is a small moth, about 6mm long, which sometimes infests food, grains and fabrics. Its body is covered with small, fine scales. Magnification: x20 at 35mm size. Gold tint. Ref: MICROCOSMOS, fig. 3.30. p. 59.

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Keywords: animal, compound, compound eye, diamondback, eye, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, moth, nature, plutellidae, type, wildlife, zoology

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