51.1 MB (1.7 MB compressed)
4434 x 4028 pixels
37.6 x 34.0 cm ⏐ 14.8 x 13.4 in (300dpi)
DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.
False colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head and thorax of a velvety tree ant, Liometopum occidental, showing the head, thorax and three pairs of legs. Features of the head visible are the two segemented antennae (top, left & right), the left compound eye and the mandibles (mouthparts). The velvety tree ant is common in California and the western states of U.S., living in cracks in tree bark. The ant feeds on other insects and honeydew. Magnification: X21 at 35mm size. Original is bw print z345/114.
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