Under a low magnification of 153X, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted a number of morphologic structures found emanating from the head region of what was an unidentified 1/4"-sized black flying insect with a small red mark on its dorsum, found in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia. As a member of the Phylum Arthropoda, i.e., Arthro = 'jointed', and poda 'leg', this insect sported three pairs of jointed legs, which placed it into the Family, Insecta>.
CDC/ Betsy Crane
December 1, 2012
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