Polarised image of scorpionfly on water

Polarised image of scorpionfly on water

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of a male scorpionfly, Panorpa communis, trapped on the surface of a pond. If an insect such as this falls onto water, it is gripped by the water's powerful surface tension and has little chance of escape.

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Keywords: animal, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, panorpa communis, polarised light micrograph, scorpionfly, surface tension, wildlife, zoology

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