Scanning Electron Micrograph of Mosquito : Stock Photo
Scanning Electron Micrograph of Mosquito : Stock Photo

Scanning Electron Micrograph of Mosquito

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Magnified 1000X, this scanning electron micrograph reveals the presence of numerous sensorial hairs, or setae, and striated scales found on the surface of one of two wings of what is thought to be a mosquito discovered in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia. As a member of the Phylum Arthropoda, this insect is supported by a jointed exoskeleton, thereby facilitating mobility of all of its body parts. Arthropods possess an exoskeleton composed of chitin, which is a molecule made up of bound units of acetylglucosamine, joined in such a way as to allow for increased points at which hydrogen bonding can occur. In this way chitin provides increased strength and durability as an exoskeletal foundation. This chitinous exoskeleton gives rise to a myriad of morphologic shapes, including scales, setae, antennae, legs, and mouthparts.

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