STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Brochosomes on a leafhopper. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of brochosomes (blue) on the body of a leafhopper (family Cicadellidae). Brochosomes are intricately structured microscopic granules secreted by leafhoppers and typically found on their body surface that make their body highly water repellent. Magnification: x5000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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