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svalley



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Moth Dissection Reply with quote

Male Phthorimaea operculella adult, common name: Potato Tuber Worm



I am always amazed at the complexity of insect genitalia and how seldom it is bilaterally symetrical. The scales have been removed (the fine stubble on the sheath are the attachments for the scales). Cleared with KOH.



Leica MZ16 stereomicroscope w/extended depth of field imaging system
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, I didn`t even think you could do that Shocked Remarkable photos Steve. It does look very complicated in structure.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Shocked
Steve, it is like Atlas of anatomy! Very Happy
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