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Magnified 998X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted some of the ultrastructural features displayed on the surface of an eastern carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica antenna. This was an enlarged view of the antennal region known as the scape, which is the second antennal segment, that attaches the first segment, or pedicel, to the third, multi-segmented region known as the flagellum. Note the faceted texture of the firm chitinous exoskeletal surface, from which a single sensorial spike projected. The bee's surface was covered by a smattering of debris it had picked up from its environment, the vast majority of which was composed of pollen grains, and other vegetative matter.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Janice Haney Carr, Oren Mayer
Creation Date:2006
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
CDC Organization
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