Under a relatively low magnification of 76X, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology located on the head region of an unidentified white moth, which had been found deceased on the ground in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia. In this particular view, the feather-like structure of the moth's antenna was made more evident in this sensorial organ, made even more sensitive by the increase in its surface area due to the presence of a scalar surface. You'll also note the presence of small 'setae' or 'hairs', which add further to the antenna's sensitivity.
CDC/ Janice Carr, Oren Mayer
November 27, 2012
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