Magnified 1210X, which is twice the magnification of PHIL 9912, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted some of the morphologic details found at one of the leg joints of what was an unidentified 1/4"-sized black flying insect with a small red mark on its dorsum, discovered 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>. Note that PHIL 9912, 9914 and 9915 depict this region under varying magnifications.
CDC/ Betsy Crane
December 1, 2012
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