Pyralidae moth AKA snout moth
A stunning image of the head of a Pyralidae moth, or snout moth, that was taken using a scanning electron microscope. The left compound eye and curled proboscis can be seen in incredible detail. The Pyralidae is an extremely diverse family with genera found worldwide. The eye is about 800 microns wide, which translates to around 0.8 mm.
For more on scanning electron microscopy: http://www.purdue.edu/rem/rs/sem.htm
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