Microscopic Images: Tiny Insects

All images in this section are © Professor Winston Ingram. These images of small insects were captured with a Nikon D5000. Click on each image to view the larger, full-screen image.

aphid microscope image

daphnia microscope image

Daphnia microscope image Daphnia image
Aphid wet mount. Aphids are also known as plant lice. They are sap-sucking insects and are among some of the most destructive pests.
Daphnia are small, planktonic crustaceans that are usually 0.2mm - 5mm in length. Also known as water fleas, they live in aquatic environments ranging from acidic swamps to ponds, streams, rivers and freshwater lakes. The daphnia is part of the Phylum Arthropoda. The lifespan of a Daphnia does not exceed one year and is often dependent on temperature. Daphnia are nearly transparent and their internal organs are easy to study in live specimens.
Enterobious Vermicularis
Flatworm microscope image.
Mite wetmount image under microscope
shrimp eye image
Enterobious Vermicularis. These are also known as pinworms or threadworms, a common intestinal paraside that infect human.
Flatworm head. Also known as Platyhelminthes. They have no body cavity and no specialized circulatory or respiratory organs.
Mite wet mount. Mites cause several forms of allergies including hay fever, asthma and eczema.
Shrimp eye structure. Shrimp can be found in both fresh and salt water. They have a high tolerance to toxins in polluted areas.
shrimp head microscope image
shrimp image
Tapeworm scolex microscope image
Veligers larva microscope image
Shrimp head.
Tapeworm scolex. Tapeworm infections in humans are caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of infected animals. Taperworms live in the digestive track of humans or animals.
Veligers larva. The veliger is the characteristic larva of the gastropod class that is produced following embryonic stage of development.
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