Fruit fly leg tarsus, claw, and pulvilli (Drosophila melanogaster)
Copyright 2008 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Fruit fly tarsal claw and pulvilli (Drosophila melanogaster). Pulvilli are the hairy adhesive organs at the end of Dipteran (fly) legs (usually located at the base of the claws). Tenent setae are the hairs (with adhesive ends) that make up a puvillus. An adhesive substance is secreted through the tubular tenent setae allowing a fly to attach to smooth surfaces. Magnification*: x245 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)