Green lacewing, SEM

Green lacewing, SEM

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This image is part of the feature Garden Enemies, Garden Friends

Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Green lacewing. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a green lacewing (Chrysoperla rufilabris). At centre is one of its compound eyes (orange). Between its eyes are antennae, which are covered in sensory hairs. At bottom left are its mouthparts, which it uses to suck nectar from flowers.

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