HM - 2014

2014 // HM // Dr. Igor Siwanowicz // HHMI Janelia Research Campus // Ashburn, VA, USA
Specimen: Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle (Dytiscus sp). The foot is covered in an array of suction cups surrounded by hollow hairs forming an adhesive pad. The adaptation allows males to attach and stay on top of females while mating
Technique: Confocal microscopy, ca. 100x
Tags: Insect // Confocal

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