Damselfly larva gill, light micrograph

Damselfly larva gill, light micrograph

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Credit: MAREK MIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Damselfly larva gill. Polarised light micrograph of a section through the gill of a damselfly (suborder Zygoptera) larva (nymph), showing the fine branching airways. The nymphs of damselflies are aquatic and therefore use gills to breath. Magnification: x100, when printed 10cm wide.

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