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Great diving beetle leg suckers

Great diving beetle leg suckers

C027/5921

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STEVE LOWRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE LOWRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Polarised light micrograph of elaborate suckers found on the tarsus of the foreleg of male great diving beetles (Dytiscus marginalis). They are used to attach the male to the female during mating. Magnification: x27 at 10cm wide.

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