This low magnification, 48x, scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed the presence of a small, unidentified insect on the exoskeletal surface of what was an unidentified dragonfly that was found deceased on the grounds of the Decatur, Georgia suburbs. Though this arthropod was found here to be, what appeared to be, 'residing' on the dragonfly's body, it also may merely have been picked up by the dragonfly, as was the case with other debris such as pollen granules, or general vegetative matter, and not living as a parasitic inhabitant.
CDC/ Connie Flowers
June 9, 2012
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