Scorpion fly foot, SEM

- Image ID: BX54R5
Science Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: BX54R5
Scorpion fly (Panorpa communis) foot, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The claws are used to grip rough surfaces. The hairy adhesive pads, or pulvilli (beneath the claws), allow the fly to cling to smooth surfaces. Magnification: x100 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.