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Image #   9230D
Name:   Honey bee exoskeleton branched seta
Copyright:   Copyright 2009 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Description:   Caption: Exoskeleton branched seta from the dorsal abdominal surface of a honey bee (Apis mellifera. Setae are small hairs found across the surface of many insects and are not like mammal hairs. There are two different types of setae: mechanosensory that detect touch or wind currents and chemosensory that detect chemicals in the air. Setae call also be solely structure features that help insects collect pollen that then are carried to other plants for pollination.
Magnification*: x485
Type: SEM
    *(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)
Keywords:   9230D Insect honey bee abdomen exoskeleton branched seta setae Apis mellifera SEM 06.01.09 Insects abodominal exoskeleton honey bees insect exoskeleton invertebrate invertebrates exoskeleton seta exoskeleton setae insect abdomen seta exoskeleton hair exoskeleton hairs Apis bee chemosensory mechanosensory mechanosensory hair mechanosensory hairs mechanosensory seta mechanosensory setae wind current wind currents chemical detection motion detection bee pollination honey bee pollination pollen collection pollination branched setae honey bee abdomen honey bee exoskeleton honey bee hair honey bee hairs honey bee seta honey bee setae

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