London, United Kingdom
Scorpion Fly Foot, Sem
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Scorpion fly (Panorpa communis) foot, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The claws are used to grip rough surfaces. The hairy adhesive pads, or pulvilli (beneath the claws), allow the fly to cling to smooth surfaces. Magnification x100 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
May 1st, 2013
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