Common blue butterfly larva, SEM

Common blue butterfly larva, SEM

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Caption: Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) larva. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a caterpillar (larva) from a common blue butterfly, showing its mouthparts (centre). Common blues are widespread over much of the Palaearctic ecozone. Magnification: x47, when printed 10 cm wide.

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