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Fig. 9 | BMC Zoology

Fig. 9

From: Morphology of powerful suction organs from blepharicerid larvae living in raging torrents

Fig. 9

Microtrichia from Liponeura cinerascens. (a) Freeze-fracture SEM of a suction disc showing a single microtrichium (shaded in red) to highlight the curvature and pitch angle (see Table 1 for measurements). V: ventral. Scale bar 5 μm. (b) Schematic depiction of microtrichia making tip contact with a hypothetical rough rock surface. Arrow points towards the centre of the suction disc

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