Hercules beetle antenna, SEM

Hercules beetle antenna, SEM

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Caption: Hercules beetle antenna. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the antenna of a hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules). The antenna is covered in sensory hairs, which are able to detect movement and smell. Beetles have two antennae positioned on their head between the eyes. Magnification: x40 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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