STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Caterpillar. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an unidentified caterpillar (order Lepidoptera). This larva is covered in long, spiny hairs (brown) which may provide protection from predators in the form of camouflage, or by containing toxins. There are two pairs of segmented legs (purple, lower left) below the head. Magnification unknown.
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