Harlequin ladybird head, SEM

Harlequin ladybird head, SEM

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Caption: Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) head. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a harlequin ladybird, showing its compound eyes (round, upper left and right) and mouthparts (centre). This ladybird is native to eastern Asia, but has been artificially introduced to North America and Europe to control aphids and scale insects. Magnification: x38, when printed 10cm wide.

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