8th - 2014


2014 // 8th // Dr. Matthew S. Lehnert // Kent State University at Stark // North Canton, OH, USA
Specimen: Proboscis (mouthparts) of a vampire moth (Calyptra thalictri). The moth was captured by Jennifer Zaspel in Russia. The proboscis was imaged at 10x and shows the dorsal legulae, tearing hooks, and erectile barbs that facilitate the acquisition of fruit juices and mammalian blood when feeding
Technique: Confocal microscopy
Co-prizewinners: Ashley L. Lash
Tags: Insect // Confocal

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