Sensory hairs on a moth antenna, SEM

Sensory hairs on a moth antenna, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sensory hairs on the antenna of a moth, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The hairs are used to detect touch and vibrations. Moth antennae are also used to detect pheromones and to locate food sources. Magnification: x1400 when printed 10cm high.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal, antenna, biological, biology, coloured, entomology, false-coloured, fauna, hairs, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, many, moth, multiple, nature, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, sensation, sensory hair, tactile, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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