Cockchafer beetle antenna, SEM

Cockchafer beetle antenna, SEM

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Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a male cockchafer beetle (Melolontha melolontha) antenna. The surface is covered with sensory cells (red) that detect pheromone signals given off by females. Magnification: x290 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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