This is the second of three scanning electron micrographs (SEM) at successively higher magnifications revealing in greater and greater detail, the morphology of the 'scape', or the first segment of this unidentified mosquito's left antenna (see PHIL 10553 and 10555). Magnified 1000X, which is twice that of 10553, you'll note that the central region of the scape is concave, and it's into this concavity that the second segment of the antenna, known as the 'pedicle', will interlock.
CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
December 3, 2012
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