London, United Kingdom
Seven-spot Ladybird, Sem
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Seven-spot ladybird. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the underside of a seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata).This beetle's red colouring is a warning to predators that it is able to squirt a distasteful liquid from its limb joints. Magnification x40 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
May 11th, 2013
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