Great diving beetle leg, light micrograph

Great diving beetle leg, light micrograph

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Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of the leg of a male great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) showing elaborate suckers found on the tarsus of the foreleg. These are used to attach the male to the female during mating. Magnification: 21 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal, attachment, beetle, biological, biology, dytiscus marginalis, fauna, great diving beetle, insect, leg, mating, microscope, microscopic, microscopy, nature, polarised light micrograph, polarized, sucker, zoology

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