Caterpillar foot, SEM

Caterpillar foot, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Caterpillar foot. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the foot of a caterpillar of the Vapourer moth (Orgyia antiqua). The tiny hooks (yellow) on the end of the foot allow the caterpillar to maintain a firm hold on its support.

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