Beetle foot, SEM

Beetle foot, SEM

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Credit: MARTIN OEGGERLI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Beetle foot. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the claw of a Great Capricorn beetle (Cerambyx cerdo). The foot comprises a pair of hooked claws (orange) and an adhesive hairy pad (top). The claws are used to grip onto rough surfaces while the pad is for walking on smooth surfaces.

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