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Under a magnification of 29X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted some of the surface details found on one of the four wings on this unidentified hornet discovered in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia. In this particular view, you’ll note that the wing’s surface is coated with what appears to be numerous hairs, which are known as setae. These setae are composed of the material known as chitin, as is its exoskeleton.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
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