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Fruit fly (Drosophila suzukii). Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly, showing one of its large compound eyes (red). This fruit fly is a pest of fruit crops and a serious economic threat to soft summer fruit. Females infest thin-skinned fruits before harvest and the larvae destroy the fruit pulp by feeding on them. Magnification: x27, when printed 10 cm wide.
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