Seed feeding weevil, SEM

Seed feeding weevil, SEM

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Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Seed feeding weevil (Exapion fuscirostre). This weevil feeds on many types of seeds and is an agricultural pest. It is also used as a biological pest control against the noxious weed known as Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius). Magnification: x5 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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