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Scale insect. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a scale insect (superfamily: Coccoidea) on a plant surface. Most scale insects are plant parasites, feeding on sap drawn directly from the plant's vascular system. Magnification: x27 when printed at 10 centimetres across.
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