Under a magnification of 196X, approximately 1/4th the magnification of PHIL 9987, 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 section of one of the insect's six legs, which emanated from its thoracic region, located between its head and abdominal regions. 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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