Scorpion fly head, SEM

Scorpion fly head, SEM

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Caption: Scorpion fly head. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a scorpion fly (Panorpa sp.). It has a long beak-like extension on its head that has the jaws at the end (left). The jaws are serrated and specially adapted for chewing. Between its compound eyes (red) are two long, thin antennae. The scorpion fly feeds on rotting fruit, dead insects and other carrion.

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