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 a moth. It is covered in scales and carries sensory hairs (seen on the underside of the antenna) that sense movement and smell, enabling the moth to detect food sources and a mate.

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