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Nature, red in tooth and claw
This image was produced with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). It is a highly magnified view of the tarsal claw on a bat fly’s front leg. These flies are obligate ectoparasites of bats and, as an evolutionary group, ...
The eyes of a parasite (Diptera: Eldunnia breviceps)
This image was created with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and it depicts the head of Eldunnia breviceps, a blood-feeding ectoparasite. These flies, called “bat flies,” have remarkable adaptations for life on a bat, ...