Science Art: Introverted Millipede (Magukbaforduló ikerszelvényesek).


PolydesmusClick to embiggen

This is an old, old fellow named Polydesmus. One of the first land animals there ever was.

From the image’s description on Wikimedia Commons:

Earth had been conquered 350 million years ago by the representatives of the arthropods, among which were the millipedes (Diplopoda) depicted on the picture. These ground-dwelling animals have a lot of segments with two pairs of legs on them. This individual is a member of a species of Polydesmus; it has a pair of defensive glands on each segment on its back. The photograph was taken by the scanning electron microscope Hitachi S-4700 with 70 times magnification and has been colored in Adobe Photoshop.