Black aphid feeding on sap, SEM

Black aphid feeding on sap, SEM

C021/7245 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 4.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Most feared pests in agriculture

Credit: CLOUDS HILL IMAGING LTD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Black aphid. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a black aphid (Aphis sp.) feeding on sap from a plant stem. Aphids feed off the sugary sap of plant stems and leaves by inserting their tube-like stylet into the plant's veins. This can cause the leaves to yellow, wilt and finally die. Aphids excrete sweet waste fluids (honeydew) which is sometimes collected as food by ants. Aphids are serious plant pests of certain crops, flowers and houseplants. Magnification: x75 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, antenna, antennae, aphid, aphidoidea, biological, biology, black aphid, blackfly, colored, coloured, compound eye, eating, entomological, entomology, false, false-colored, false-coloured, fauna, feeding, feeding. animal behaviour, food, garden, insect, leaf, mouth-parts, mouthparts, nature, no-one, nobody, pest, plant, plant louse, proboscis, sap, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, stylet, suck, sucking, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.