Caterpillar feet, SEM

Caterpillar feet, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Caterpillar feet. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the paired feet on the underside of an unidentified caterpillar (order Lepidoptera). The rings of tiny hooks (brown and grey) on the end of each foot allow the caterpillar to maintain a firm hold on a substrate. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, caterpillar, coloured sem, feet, foot, hair, hairs, hook, hooks, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, lepidoptera, lepidopteran, locomotion, nature, scanning electron micrograph, wildlife, zoology

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