Silkworm. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a silkworm moth caterpillar (Bombyx mori). The silkworm uses its chewing mouthparts (upper centre) to feed on mulberry leaves. On either side of the mouthparts is an antenna and several simple eyes (ocelli, black round structures, upper left and right). The caterpillar has three pairs of jointed legs behind the head (lower centre). Most caterpillars also have prolegs further along the body (not seen).
Peacock mite: scanning electron micrograph at 260X magnification
Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Stephanopyxis sp. diatom.
Diatom, a unicellular algae. I love looking at diatoms under the microscope. You can easily see than under 250x magnification
Scanning electron micrographs of diatoms, microscopic algae that form the base of the food chain and produce 20% of Earth’s oxygen. The beautiful base of the pyramid of biology, feeding our air, land and life.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of suckers on the tentacles of a common squid (Loligo forbesi)
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly