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Beetle exoskeleton, SEM

Beetle exoskeleton, SEM

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30.7 x 41.1 cm ⏐ 12.1 x 16.2 in (300dpi)

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SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Beetle exoskeleton. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of scales on the external surface of the exoskeleton of a carpet beetle (family Dermestidae). The scales are flattened versions of modified hairs, or setae. Insect exoskeletons are mostly made of the polysaccharide chitin.

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