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31.2 x 25.4 cm ⏐ 12.3 x 10.0 in (300dpi)
SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bee. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an unidentified bee (superfamily Apoidea). Its compound eye (pink, centre) and antennae (upper left) are seen. Its mouthparts (right of eye) hide a long proboscis that is used to feed on the nectar of flowering plants. The bee is an important pollinator, carrying pollen between flowers on its hairy body and back legs. Magnification: x23 at 6x7cm size.
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