Silk moth head, light micrograph

Silk moth head, light micrograph

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Caption: Moth head. Light micrograph of the head and antennae of a male silk moth (Argyria antiqua). The antennae are covered in sensory hairs that detect movement and smell, enabling the moth to locate food sources and potential mates. Magnification: x3 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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