DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
False-colour scanning electron micrograph of the head and thorax of a velvety tree ant, Liometopum occidental, showing the two segemented antennae (top, left & right), the left compound eye, the mandibles (mouthparts) and the three pairs of legs. The velvety tree ant is common in California and the western states of the US. It lives in cracks in tree bark and feeds on insects and honeydew. Magnification:x40 at 6x4.5 cm, x50 at 6x7cm, x40 at 6x6cm size.
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