Under a relatively moderate magnification of 650X, focusing of the abdominal segment of an unidentified mosquito, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) revealed some of the minute exoskeletal details adorning this organism foung in the Decatur, Georgia suburbs. As a member of the Phylum Arthropoda, i.e., Arthro = 'jointed', and poda 'leg', this insect is supported by a jointed exoskeleton, thereby, facilitating mobility of all of its body parts. For a view if the abdominal surface at a lower magnification, see PHIL 10509.
CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
December 3, 2012
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