ID#: 9947
Magnified 94X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted a head-on view of the distal clawed tip of an adult figeater beetle’s, Cotinis mutabilis, leg. Phil 9943, 9944, and 9945 depict this anatomical appendicular relationship from a lateral perspective. The insect leg is comprised of a variable number of segments, however, there are usually six, which predominate, including the most proximal coxa, followed by the trochanter, femur, tibia, tarsus, and pretarsus, which in the case of this beetle is a claw with its spiked empodium.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 2007
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
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