DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Sand flea (Orchestia agilis), amphipod (Crustacea). This is not an insect but an arthropod (crustacean) called an amphipod that lives in sandy beach environments. Its diet consists of organic and decaying plant material (such as seaweeds on the beach). Often annoying to people who visit beaches. Magnification x7 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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