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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Scale insect. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female scale insect (superfamily Coccoidea), showing its shield-like exoskeleton (strong and rigid outer skeleton) and antennae (lower left). Scale insects are plant parasites that feed on sap from the host plant. They secrete a waxy coating on their exoskeleton to protect themselves from pesticides and predators.
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