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Magnified 119X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted some of the morphologic details displayed on the surface of an eastern carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica, head. Note the textural complexities of bumps, ridges, troughs and hairs, or setae. All structures you see here are composed of the same proteinaceous material known as chitin, as is the exoskeleton itself.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Janice Haney Carr, Oren Mayer
Creation Date:2006
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
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