A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a Jumping Spider (family Salticidae)

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a Jumping Spider (family Salticidae) Picture: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER

SEM of Pthirus pubis (pubic lice) Looks like an alien in one of those invasion movies. LOL

Body lice look very similar to head lice, but they live primarily in clothing & only visit the host for blood meals (what a mooch). Pubic lice look like tiny white crabs in pubic and coarse body hair.

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“Tardigrades (commonly known as waterbears or moss piglets) are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. Tardigrades were first discovered in 1773 by Johann August Ephraim Goeze, who called them kleiner Wasserbär, meaning “little .

Parasitic Nematode or "Hookworm"

10 Organisms Under the Microscope That May Actually Be Monsters From an H. P. Lovecraft Novel

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of the parasitic nematode worm Ancylostoma ceylanicum. Hookworms live in the intestines of their host.

Moth head. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a moth, showing one of its two large compound eyes (orange) and its long proboscis (coiled). Magnification: x35 when printed 10cm wide.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a moth, showing one of its two large compound eyes (orange) and its long proboscis (coiled). Magnification: when printed wide. (This gives me the heebie jeebies!

Tardigrade head

Tardigrade (Slow walker) also known as Water Bear can survive extreme conditions and can live without food up to 10 years.

diving beetle larva

) This four-eyed alien-like face, belonging to the larva of a water-dwelling beetle, can be the last thing a tadpole sees before it's snapped up and eaten. Credit: Eye of Science.

Thanks to electron microscopes, we can get an extremely close-up view of the wonder—or the horror—of the world around us.

11 Magnified Photos of Creepy Crawlies

This image, snapped by a low temperature scanning electron microscope (LTSEM), shows a frozen first instar nymph of the Leptinotarsa decemlineata—also known as the Colorado Potato Beetle—magnified 100 times.

Micro Monsters: scanning electron microscope images of insects, spiders and creepy crawlies.

Micro Monsters: scanning electron microscope images of insects, spiders and creepy crawlies

Micro Monsters: scanning electron microscope images of insects, spiders and creepy crawlies - Telegraph

Brain tumor metabolic pathway

Two interphase cells with immunofluorescence labeling of actin filaments (purple), microtubules (yellow), and nuclei (green). This image won first place in the Nikon 2003 Small World photo competition. The Cell: An Image Library - Image

INSECTS UNDER THE ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of the head of a soldier turtle ant (Cep. - Science And Nature

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