Mosquito haltere, SEM

Mosquito haltere, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mosquito haltere. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a close-up of a mosquito's body showing a haltere (vertical, centre). Halteres are modified hindwings that are used to maintain stability while in flight. Magnification: x200 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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