Moth antenna, SEM

Moth antenna, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moth antenna. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the antenna of an unidentified moth (order Lepidoptera). The fine branches (yellow, top centre to bottom right) of the antenna are covered in tiny sensory hairs that detect movement and smell, enabling the moth to locate food sources and potential mates. Magnification: x120 at 6x7cm size.

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