Another 'What is it' quiz- solved

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NikonUser
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Another 'What is it' quiz- solved

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An "arrow", 1.8 mm long and 18µ wide at greatest width.
Top: base
Center: about mid way along the "arrow"
Bottom: apical termination

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Post by Planapo »

Hmm...., perhaps a kind of defensive hair of an insect larva like a "cat" or that of a dermestid?

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Post by NikonUser »

Yes!, from a Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar

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A species that has only recently entered southern New Brunswick. They were exceedingly about this summer (2012)
NU.
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

Nikon camera, lenses and objectives
Olympus microscope and objectives

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