Detail of Housefly claw and footpad

Ref: 80200277

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a housefly foot (Musca domestica). The two claws are used to grip rough surfaces. The footpads (pulvilli) beneath the claws allow the fly to cling to smooth surfaces.

Magnification: x600 when printed 10 centimetres high.
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