Under a low magnification of 41X, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the exoskeletal ultrastructural morphology of an unidentified debris-laden insect, which had been discovered deceased in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia. Depicted in this particular image, was a ventral view of the organism's thoracic region, from which emanated the six jointed legs upon which this insect maneuvered through its environment. The scattered particulate matter adorning the insect's exoskeletal surface was merely environmental debris common to its habitat. The fact that this organism maneuvered about on jointed legs, placed it into the Phylum Arthropoda, i.e., Arthro
CDC/ Janice Carr
December 1, 2012
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