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Under a magnification of 11X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted some of the morphologic details found on the exoskeletal surface of an unidentified hornet discovered in the suburbs of Decatur, Georgia. In this particular view, which centers on the insect’s body where its midsection, or thorax, attaches to its abdomen by the petiole, you will note its two forewings, left hindwing, and sensorial hairs covering almost the entire exterior. Like its exoskeleton, all of these structures are composed of chitin.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
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