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43.2 x 29.2 cm ⏐ 17.0 x 11.5 in (300dpi)
THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ant head, coloured environmental scanning electron micrograph (ESEM). The compounds eyes (blue) are either side of the two antennae (only partially seen). The powerful mandibles (biting mouthparts) are at lower centre. Parts of the legs are seen at lower left and lower right. Ants are social insects that live in colonies that can contain millions of individuals. They are found worldwide in a diverse range of habitats.
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