Moth antennae, SEM

Moth antennae, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moth antennae. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the antennae of a moth (order Lepidoptera). The antennae are covered in sensory hairs that detect movement and smell, enabling the moth to locate food sources and potential mates.

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