Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bat fly

Bat fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a bat fly (Nycteribia kolenatii). Bat flies are parasitic spider-like flies that feed on the blood of bats. They do not have eyes or wings and almost never leave the bodies of their hosts. Magnification: x33 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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