Ant head and mandibles, photomacrography

  • Adolfo Ruiz de Segovia
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Ant head and mandibles, photomacrography. Adolfo Ruiz de Segovia. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A microphotograph of an ant's head. The mandibles - mouth appendages which function to grasp, crush and cut food or in defence - are highlighted as the focus of the centre lower half of the image. The red eyes of the ant can be clearly seen at the top of the image.

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