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Head of a bumble bee (Bombus), SEM

Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen

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Credit: Head of a bumble bee (Bombus), SEM. Credit: Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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False-colour scanning electron micrograph of the head of a bumble bee (Bombus). Two compound eyes (for accurate perception of movement), two antennae and lots of hairs are visible. Bees are important pollinators and play a crucial role in maintaining our environment, promoting the growth of crops and flowers many of which directly impact on our own health and wellbeing. Width of image is 6 mm.


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