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Amazing photos of terrifying reptiles under the electron microscope like never before

IF insects let you down in real life, you probably weren’t prepared for what they would look like under an electron microscope.

Electron microscopes are used to closely examine the structure of small biological specimens, and they can make even the smallest insects look like giant monsters.

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Maggots aren't particularly pretty in real life, but they're scary up close

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Maggots aren’t particularly pretty in real life, but they’re scary up closeCredit: Getty – Contributor

This image shows a maggot so close that you can see its mouth.

Maggots are fly larvae and are commonly found on decaying matter.

You’re probably used to how they look like little white worms, not beasts with mouths.

They live for several days in this state before turning into flies.

Ladybug

This is a ladybug close-up

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This is a ladybug close-upCredit: Alamy

This ladybug doesn’t look as friendly as the common insects do.

That’s because electron microscopes give us a good look at their sharp mouths, which are designed to chew on soft-bodied insects.

They can bite people but won’t cut your skin.

Ladybug bites are most likely to be pricked by a pin, and they can also clamp you down with their feet.

Bug

This is part of a female bed bug

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This is part of a female bed bugCredit: Alamy

Bed bugs are usually invisible to the naked eye, but here’s a close-up.

This microscopic image shows the area on a female bed bug known as the spermatogenesis tubule.

It’s a special organ that female bed bugs have developed to lessen the impact of traumatic sex with bedbugs.

Carpenter bees

This is the hair of a bee

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This is the hair of a beeCredit: Getty

You might think this looks like a forest, but it’s actually an electron microscope image of the hairs on a bee’s head.

The hairs belong to a carpenter bee.

These creatures are pretty creepy in real life and are known for their sleek bodies and a bit of fur.

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