Diving beetle larva, SEM

Diving beetle larva, SEM

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Caption: Diving beetle larva. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a diving beetle (family Dytiscidae) larva, showing its four primary eyes (black, round) and mouthparts (centre). The larvae of these predatory water beetles eat small invertebrates including tadpoles and midge larvae. Magnification: x40, when printed 10cm wide.

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